Congratulations to Mexican friends :)
On Apr 22, 2014 7:09 AM, "Steven Walling" <steven.wall...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM, Ellie Young <eyo...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > On the recommendation of the Wikimania 2015 selection Jury Committee, we
> > have accepted the proposal from Mexico DF to host. The proposal will be
> > further vetted by the WMF staff in the coming month, after which time we
> > hope to confirm the award.
>
>
> Congrats to Wikimedia Mexico. :)
>
> I have only one concern about possibly attending a Mexico City Wikimania,
> which is safety. The bid on Meta sort of acknowledges this by saying
> "Safety is like any big city, some areas are unsafe at night".
>
> I feel a bit like a dumb, xenophobic American bringing this up, but I have
> to be honest and say Mexico tends to have a reputation for violent
> crime.[1] Sources do seem to suggest Mexico City proper may be
> better,[2][3] but it would be comforting to hear how we've assessed the bid
> regarding the safety issue, and how we're going to be prepared in case the
> worst (robberies, kidnappings) do happen.
>
> 1.
>
> http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/mexico-travel-warning.html
> 2.
> http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/mexico-city/practical-information/health
> 3.
>
> http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g150800-s206/Mexico-City:Mexico:Health.And.Safety.html
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