It is really funny that at this time of year, the US always plays this game before Spring Break when Millions of Dollars escape to Mexico.
I have lived in MX in the winter (4-5 months) for years. I am a Residente Permanente. I take these “warnings” from the the US State Department as fear-mongering, nothing more. I’ve traveled all over MX with no issues whatsoever for over 20 years. Sadly, the US now has a racist Cheeto for POTUS and the State Department takes their cues from him. This too shall pass. #Voteblue2018.
Did you take your students to Guerro? A quick trip to Tijuana. A spell on the beach as to Acapulco?
The travel warnings - issued by mostly the United States and its lapdogs - have not kept me from taking
groups of students and ex-student to Mexico almost every year since 1969, a total of well over a thousand.
The ONLY UNTOWARD incident in all those years was a dogbite into the posterior of one of my students, in 2015 in the town of Amecameca at the foot of Popocatepetl volcano. I have learned that whatever is said or written about Mexico by official U.S. sources is mostly lies, exaggerations, hostile remarks, and outright inventions. I doubt very much that any of the U.S. officials involved with the warnings has ever set foot into Mexico - I will gladly give them the names of many hundreds of my students to be interview about their experiences with the sights and incredibly friendly people of Mexico.....
More people die from violence in the USA everyday but do we get warned not to travel there...no way
It seems to me that the only way Mexico will be able to combat this paranoia is to issue travel advisories for both Canada and the US whenever a mass killing occurs or when an unusual number of homicides are reported. No question that would be a lot of travel advisories.
While Mexico remains with a corrupt Goverment and there definitely is, no change, we can expect as far as traveling to Mexico, to remain the same.
Most gov warnings are paranoid - not based on real life situation. Most violence is occurring between various faction of cartels fighting for territories or drug related. Very seldom innocent person is hurt . Let's be realistic - thousand of people die yearly fron doctors mistakes in hospitals in US & Canada, many more dies in car accidents, hundreds of innocents are killed by police in US....