Back in the day, my family vacationed in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, Acapulco, Chichen Itza, Mexico City (cough cough), Cancun, Cabo and more. The history was amazing, the prices cheap and the Mexican people completely accommodating. I’d love to go back, but I won’t. And for good reason. buzzfeed.com:
May was the deadliest month in Mexico since 1997 with three people killed every hour, according to the Mexican government.
There were 2,186 homicides last month, according to figures from the Executive Secretary of the National System for Public Security which go back 20 years. In some states which were previously considered peaceful, like Baja California Sur and Nayarit, the rate doubled . . .
Hope and others attribute the uptick to a turf war between criminal groups, and the violent fragmentation within the Sinaloa Cartel headed by Joaquín Guzmán, known as “El Chapo.”
Kidnapping, extortion, and car-theft rates also increased in May compared to the previous month.
Drug thugs murdering drugs thugs, cops murdering drug thugs, drug thugs murdering cops, Mexican military murdering drug thugs, drug thugs murdering Mexican military. Civilians raped, extorted, kidnapped, tortured and murdered.
Would you vacation in Mexico? I mean, what are the odds of being attacked in a Mexican resort? Mexico resort shooting kills 5, including an American; Cancun gun attack kills four in heart of Mexico’s tourist region; At least five dead in shooting at BPM festival in Mexico
So, is Mexico a no-go? What about the U.K.? Europe? Israel? Thailand? Is anywhere outside the U.S. safe enough for your tourist dollars?