Two have mentioned that the Mexico story could have been aimed at me and this website. While I’m humbled, I really doubt this site has much effect anywhere.
That said, let me clarify why Ajijic and San Miguel d’Allende could be in the news if the story is in fact fake. These are two highly desirable and growing communities that are attracting large numbers of wealthy North Americans. The climate is perfect year round and the labor is cheap. The same reasons corporations are shipping their jobs to Mexico is the same reason retirees want to go there. Who benefits? Mexico? Who loses? Warm American states. It could be as simple as that.
As for my 100% verified contact, they have met the woman a couple of times in her capacity as feature reporter for a local newspaper. They met the man once last year at a party. The know (and saw yesterday) the neighbor who saw the scene at the behest of the gardener, who discovered the bodies. They brought me the story before it broke. They declined to be interviewed by a known freelance reporter. If ever I was close to a media event, this is as close as I’ve come so far.
So, I don’t know if this story is (in full or in part) true or false. Most heavily promoted stories start off fake in my mind, and really, this one is no exception. I just have a few more personal distant connections, which is more than I can say for any other story.
A few oddities to summarise:
- son doesn’t want to come identify body
- suspect’s names are suspicious and odd
- many occult numbers in story (ages)
- gory bloody murders for robberies is uncommon
- if victim had a recent stroke, how could he afford medical insurance, if he was insurable at all?
- Canada’s foreign affairs has no comment