Comment: Thanks Ralph, it's hard to tread that fear mongering line...

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Thanks Ralph, it's hard to tread that fear mongering line...

know what I mean?

I studied Latin America pretty heavy when I took my degree because I was interested in how dictatorships transitioned into anything NOT military dictatorship, learned Spanish half decent, planned to go down there but I was able to do all my thesis research right here becasuse....well guess why?

All the people I would want to talk to were flooding up here as refugees. Where they could actually talk about their experiences.

I heard things you never see in print. I have heard things that many of us simply could not stand to hear, I have seen people scream and run out of rooms when we read transcripts from our interviews.

So yeah, "stay to main roads, travel during the daylight, try to use your credit cards to establish a trail, stick with international brands" will get you through a good % of the time with prudence or....

it can land you in a ditch with your hands tied behind your back, grass in your mouth and a bullet in your head. And it's harsh and I don't mind being the voice of caution here....

ESPECIALLY WHEN I JUST TOLD YOU WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. HAVE EVERYTHING INCLUDING YOU SENT FROM LOS ANGELES TO SANTIAGO IN THE AIR OR BY BOAT.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.