Is Mexico safe to travel to? The sad truth is that Mexico, as a country, is not safe anymore. Drug gangs, human rights abuses and corruption have eroded the safety of Mexican citizens, especially the youth. This is why, in more than 20 years since the beginning of Mexico’s Narco Drugs, many have lost their lives. The drug trade has become the cause of much of the violence in Mexico; it is a huge black market that feeds crime and corruption at the same time. And as more Americans realize this, more pressure is being placed on Mexico to find a way to secure its borders, which are beginning to narrow. “Is Mexico Safe?”
“narco-profits” seem to be on the top of everyone’s list when talking about narco-profits, but are they really? It seems unfortunate that there is so much talk about narco-profits and yet there are drug crimes taking place within our borders, right here in the USA. It is very important that we do not forget who we are fighting against and remember that we are also fighting for the same drugs that are killing thousands of people each year. Perhaps, we should start focusing more on all of the problems that need to be fixed within our own country and not only focus on the drug war, which is only increasing the problems that we already have.
Although drug crime is a serious problem, it is not the only one, and Mexico needs to step up to help cut off the supply of illegal drugs coming into the country. If you’re thinking about visiting Mexico, please make sure you do some research before you do it, just to be sure. As the old saying goes “you get what you pay for” and I’m not sure that paying $600 for a round trip ticket is worth it! So, is Mexico safe to travel to? Yes and no, as it depends on where you are going, and what level of risk you accept.