US Government raises Threat Level for Mexico
The US State Department has increased the Threat Level for Mexico due to the increase of violence over recent months. With Drug Cartels, killings, and gang wars safety is an issue and with Spring Break just around the corner, students and travelers should be made aware and take precaution
Mexico is not stranger to the list as they have been on it since April 22, 2011, but as of yesterday Mexico moved to the top of the list with a warning to 16 different states. The State Department is urging travelers to stay in the more populated tourist areas as to avoid much of the on-going issues found in more secluded areas.
Spring Break Travel to Mexico
Spring Break popular travel sites such as South Padre Island, Texas or Acapulco, Mexico are places to research before traveling. Being American in no way excuses or influences the violence or Mexican Law so it is important to understand the consequences of travel to these types of location.
Mexico is a favorite spot for young teenagers as the beer is cheap and no one cards you for ID. This allure has been the reason that Spring Breakers see at least one death and several arrests each Spring Break. For more information on Spring Break Travel visit this great site or click here to see the State Departments Travel Warning Page.