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Old 05-14-2015, 11:02 PM
 
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The drug-fueled violence that is growing in Mexico is getting too close for comfort for some cruise lines in Puerto Vallarta.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. recently canceled some Mexican ports of call by Celebrity Cruises’ Infinity and Royal Caribbean International’s Jewel of the Seas. Royal Caribbean tells Yahoo Travel, the calls were canceled “due to the recently experienced episodes of violent civil unrest, stemming from criminal gangs that have engaged in armed conflict with local authorities.”

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/is-mexi...874480792.html
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:29 AM
 
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With so many other places that are safer that offer similar history and culture, I see no point to going to places like Mexico at this point in time. Particularly the cruise port areas.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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If the cruise lines are canceling...that's bad. Heck they were going to Egypt ports of call in the midst of a civil war for awhile (they canceled those as well during the worst of it).
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:15 AM
 
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Did anyone actually read the entire article? Anyone? Staying away from certain border areas, I'm probably safer in the resort areas in Mexico than blindly wandering around in parts of my own hometown.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:26 AM
 
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Did anyone actually read the entire article? Anyone? Staying away from certain border areas, I'm probably safer in the resort areas in Mexico than blindly wandering around in parts of my own hometown.

A few years ago, you could easily say "stay away from the border towns" and you will be OK. However, in recent years, towns that were "allegedly safe" like Monterey have seen a significant increase in violent crime.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:42 AM
 
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The crime rate in Puerto Vallarta is lower than almost every city in the US, Canada and Europe.

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Cabo also has a very low crime rate.

Several US cities (NO, Detroit, Oakland, St Louis, Newark, Baltimore etc) have higher murder rates than Mexico and some are twice as high as Mexico.

But obviously you should pick the safe places. This map may help.

http://www.travelweekly.com/uploaded...MEXICOMAP4.pdf

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Old 05-16-2015, 10:11 PM
 
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A few years ago, you could easily say "stay away from the border towns" and you will be OK. However, in recent years, towns that were "allegedly safe" like Monterey have seen a significant increase in violent crime.
I agree about Monterrey, that would not be on my list of places to visit at this time either.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:12 PM
 
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The crime rate in Puerto Vallarta is lower than almost every city in the US, Canada and Europe.

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Cabo also has a very low crime rate.

Several US cities (NO, Detroit, Oakland, St Louis, Newark, Baltimore etc) have higher murder rates than Mexico and some are twice as high as Mexico.

But obviously you should pick the safe places. This map may help.

http://www.travelweekly.com/uploaded...MEXICOMAP4.pdf
Bingo.

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Old 05-16-2015, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The US State Department has a pretty good state by state listing of trouble spots that's been updated recently:

Mexico Travel Warning

State has no issues with Cancun and surrounding Yucatan areas but will often declare large chunks of other states to be' no go' zones for its own employees over safety concerns.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:47 PM
 
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Why go someplace like Mexico where you worry about your safety and are always looking over your shoulder. Go somewhere where you can relax and enjoy yourself.
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