Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Break In Mexico, Bad Idea

Drug Violence in Tijuana 12012008Image by JFSD (Jonnie) via Flickr
Spring Break is almost upon us which means many college kids are thinking of that rite of passage: A trip to Mexico.  But, don't pack your bags just yet, kids.  Travel warnings have been issued due to recent drug cartel-fueled violence in some Mexican cities, particularly those right along the U.S. border; right where you want to go.

One more reason not to go?  Guess what nation, along with Pakistan, the Pentegon has sigled out as two countries with the potential for "rapid and sudden" collapse?  Yup, you guessed it, Mexico.  According to some U.S. officials, the reason Mexico is heading into the toilet is Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on corruption in law enforcement and the drug cartels.  In the past year, around 6,000 have died in drug-related violence throughout the country.  So far this year, another 1,000 have been killed.

My advice to you is to find somewhere on U.S. soil to have your fun this year.  Stay north of the border and spend your money will it will do the most good, right here in the good old US of A.

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