Having lived in Yucatan for 21 years, Kristine Ellingson understands safety in Yucatan Peninsula compared with the U.S. In this video, she describes her Mayan husband Santiago’s experiences while guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in the United States. Then, she compares his experiences with the life they know in Yucatan. You’ll be surprised at her conclusions.
Timelines of the Safety in Yucatan Peninsula Compared with U.S. video, showing highlights:
00:00 There was just a shooting at the University of Virginia
00:06 I can go to a university here without thinking twice.
00:32 If I’d still been in the U.S., I would have been afraid
00:38 When Santiago was teaching at UNC, first Virginia shooting
00:52 The shopping mall killings . . .
01:03 What’s truly scary – that’s random.
01:07 That is not true in Mexico.
01:09 It’s one drug clique against the other one
01:19 You know where you’re not supposed to be.
01:27 If this can happen in Bend, Oregon,
01:30 then what’s safe in the United States?
01:34 We’re actually more on the watch in the U.S.
Music: Sony Creative Software, Cinescore Music royalty free, “Really Fine Day,” composed by Mark Siegentaler
Video Footage: Copyright 2012, Carol Chapman