Murder in Mexico: What's the Danger to an American Tourist?
Feb 19, 2019 | 06:30 GMT
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- Mexico broke its record for homicides last year, and the dynamics that are driving that violence are unlikely to abate in the near future.
- At the same time, record numbers of U.S. citizens are either visiting Mexico as tourists or residing in the country, yet the number of Americans murdered in Mexico remains remarkably low.
- Still, violent crime remains a problem in Mexico, and visitors and residents should take measures to mitigate the risk.