2:03 pm March 7, 2012, by Christopher Seward
The state of Texas is advising residents to avoid traveling to Mexico during spring break because of the threat of drug cartel violence, kidnappings and carjackings.
The Mexican government, however, says it’s safe to vacation in Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and other resort destinations and that few tourists are exposed to the violence that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years.
The U.S. State Department also says that while there is a real threat of danger to American tourists along the U.S.-Mexico border, there are no travel advisories in effect for places such as Cancun and other resort areas. The agency, however, also advises travelers to “lower your profile” and avoid displaying any evidence of wealth that might draw attention. Americans should also travel only during daylight hours and avoid travel in remote areas.
What do you think? Do you feel safe enough traveling to Mexico, especially to popular resort destinations?
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