A website that I frequent ran a article about how stories on Malia Obama and her spring break vacation in Oaxaca (pronounced "wah-ha-kah") were disappearing from the internet "and fast". They gave a couple of examples of how a particular web site ran the story, and then hours later the story was gone. See it here.
On my radio program I spoke briefly about her vacation, but more on the obvious need to NOT talk about it. I didn't think that there was some kind of conspiracy going on, but more a concerted effort to protect the daughter of the President of the United States by not broadcasting her location all over the internet, in news papers, or over the airwaves.
In fact the White House has admitted to telling news agencies to pull stories on Malia Obama visiting Mexico for spring break, Politico reports. As TheBlaze.com noted, a vacation for Malia in Mexico raises a slew of questions considering the State Department has warned American citizens against travel in parts of Mexico. In fact The Blaze says the language contained in the State Department’s travel warning is quite ominous. “[C]rime and violence are serious problems throughout the country and can occur anywhere,” thewarning reads. “U.S. citizens have fallen victim to TCO activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery.” [Emphasis added] It continues later:
The rising number of kidnappings and disappearances throughout Mexico is of particular concern. Both local and expatriate communities have been victimized. In addition, local police have been implicated in some of these incidents. We strongly advise you to lower your profile and avoid displaying any evidence of wealth that might draw attention.
Additionally, the warning (dated February 8) notes that “U.S. government personnel and their families are prohibited from personal travel to all areas described as ‘defer non-essential travel’ and when travel for official purposes is essential it is conducted with extensive security precautions.” However, it adds that “USG personnel and their families are allowed to travel for personal reasons to the areas where no advisory is in effect or where the advisory is to exercise caution.”