Will the Crime Problem in Mexico Keep You from Vacationing There?
Seems every day there is another story of a tourist being murdered in Mexico while on vacation.
The latest Taylor Meyer, a 27 year old from California, was in Mexico celebrating a friend's birthday. They found him stabbed to death in a park just a block from the beach in Playa del Carmen. His wallet and shoes were missing.
It's not only targeted murders of tourists but also innocent Americans caught in the crossfire of drug war violence. Mexican authorities are downplaying the dangers to tourists in Mexico. The last thing they want is to put a hurt on their tourism business. U.S. tourists spend a lot of money in Mexico every year.
The U.S. State Department has slapped a Do Not Travel warning for five Mexican states. Tamaulipas on the U.S. border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero on the Pacific coast -- all hot spots of drug cartel activity, trafficking routes or extensive drug-crop cultivation. They have also issued a 'exercise extreme caution" on the rest of the country.
Will the crime in Mexico keep you from vacationing there?