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Canada's Fear of Mexico

The majority of Canadian citizens have developed a deep seeded predisposition involving the fear of Mexico.

Nic MacDonald

on 20 November 2012

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Canada's Fear of Mexico Overview Relation to TMT According to Foreign Affairs, 112 Canadians have been killed in Mexico since 2006. Hearing the nationality of the victims makes them much more relatable to the rest of the country 1.Kidnapped
4.Killed Out of the total, 15 were murdered or killed in suspicious acts The biggest problem is with the
border towns in northern Mexico This in turn raises the mortality
salience of every Canadian that
hears about the "Canadian" Killings Thunder Bay ON, 2010 5 murders, population 123,000 Homicide rate approx 4.2 per 100,000 Mexico
Homicide rate = 18 per 100,000 Yucatan Peninsula The Yucutan has a homicide rate
of 1.2 per 100,000 Canadians convince themselves that they too
will be murdered if they vacation in Mexico In order to elude certain death, people cling to their
own cultural worldviews and disparage others Disparagement can lead to the creation
of stereotypes that push our mortality salience back into our subconcious From a North American standpoint, these images
boost our self esteem and make us feel better about
ourselves and our culture. At the same time, they diminish
that of Mexico. "There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Mexico. However, you should exercise a high degree of caution, especially in those parts of the country experiencing a deteriorating security situation. Most major tourist areas have not been affected by the extreme levels of violence in the northern region." The Government of Canada reports: The End. MEDIA
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