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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 02:12 AM
Expat kidnapping Todos Santos/La Paz


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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 02:22 AM


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh my God. That is unreal. Thank goodness the police obviously stepped up to the plate.




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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 06:02 AM


Be very interesting details once this all comes out. Scary or shady ?
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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 08:46 AM


Quote: Originally posted by tecatero  
Be very interesting details once this all comes out. Scary or shady ?


I hope there will be more details and info coming out, but I would not be surprised if the story just goes away.

It would be bad enough if the victim was a target, but much worse if this was a random event!




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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 09:20 AM


I think it means any "foreigner".



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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 09:26 AM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
Expat kidnapping Todos Santos/La Paz

Which brings up a question:

That article specifies that the kidnapped person was a "extranjero".

Is that the same as "expat"? I see this term thrown around a lot here and haven't been able to figure out the actual meaning.


Extranjero— foreigner.
Yes, an expat can also be called an extranjero.
Expat is normally a person expatriated for a short duration for work.
In baja expat is also used to describe blue hair retirement immigrants to Mexico.




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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 10:10 AM
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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 11:00 AM


This is very alarming given that I'm heading to Todos Santos in February. The pueblo itself is normally quite safe with the occasional drug-related incident outside of where expats and visitors are likely to be. I hope there are more details made available soon.



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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 01:37 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  


That article specifies that the kidnapped person was a "extranjero".

I see this term thrown around a lot here...


It isn't a "term thrown around a lot" - it's the Spanish translation of "foreigner".

Never occurred to you to look it up in a Spanish- English dictionary?

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[*] posted on 11-24-2021 at 03:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by surabi  

It isn't a "term thrown around a lot" - it's the Spanish translation of "foreigner".

Never occurred to you to look it up in a Spanish- English dictionary?

"Expat" is the Spanish translation of "foreigner"?

I think there's some confusion here... I'm trying to figure out the generally-accepted meaning for "expat", which was in the title of this thread. Does "expat" apply equally to day tourists and permanent residents (as would "extranjero" which was the term used in the article)?


Google is a great dictionary! Use it!

Expat is short for expatriate. Normally, that means a person working abroad on temp assignment.
Some foreign retirees are living in Mexico on a semi-permanent basis, and they have used the term expat to describe themselves. New word use or incorrect word use? You be the judge.
Perhaps the retirees like to be expats rather than immigrants, as expat word suggest they are hopeful of eventually going home to their madre patria.

I like to call undocumented workers expats, sounds nicer than some of the terms used by right wind media.




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[*] posted on 11-25-2021 at 08:10 AM


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