Belize versus Mahahual, Mexico Part 6

Costa Maya Mahahual

Mahahual lighthouse. Mahahual lighthouse.

This is my sixth part on my ongoing series comparing living in Belize to where I now live, Mahahual, Mexico. So far I have compared cost of living, medical and health care, food and drink, and the fact English is spoken in both places. Today I will concentrate on crime and safety in both countries.

I have already written several articles in the past concerning how safe Mexico is compared to the portrait painted by the USA media. Today I am going to include facts from the United States Department of State website. I will also give some examples of what I have experienced first hand.

Belize 2013 Crime and Safety Report

Belize is a high-crime country in Central America, located south of Mexico and east of Guatemala on the Caribbean sea. Tourism is a staple of the Belizean economy, and each year hundreds of thousands of tourists…

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