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There's No Need to Panic Over the Mexico Travel Warning

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Aug 31, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Mexican federal police patrol the beach in Cancun, a resort town rarely touched by violence. But recent drug cartel battle there have resulted in spillover violence that left some tourists dead.

The Mexican federal police patrol a beach in Cancun, Mexico, on Jan. 18, 2017, the day after a shooting occurred in a nightclub. A feud between drug gangs left three tourists dead.

(STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Travelers who keep an eye on the U.S. State Department warnings may know by now that it has issued cautions for the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Baja California Sur. The addition of those states to its periodic updates of travel dangers caused a significant stir, largely because they...

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