Putting Mexico Travel Concerns in Perspective

Last Updated: December 13, 2012 by
Categories: Mexico

Mexico-8913Before dismissing Mexico as a travel option, it is important to put Mexico travel concerns in perspective and remember the popular refrain: 'Those who live in glass houses should not cast stones.'

National City, California - I am often asked how safe it is to travel to Mexico. Because of my work and family ties to Mexico, many feel that I have a built in bias that clouds my perspective. For this reason, I was heartened by the recent publication in the Economist Magazine's online edition of an interactive map that compared the relative murder rates in Mexico compared to countries around the world.

While there are still several cities and states throughout Mexico where you should avoid unessential travel or where one should exercise caution, it is important to emphasize that there are many Mexicos. So it is important not to generalize.

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