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The USA with 31 million Americans visited Mexico in 2016 and State Department data shows there were reports of 75 American homicide victims there while, In comparison, 49 million Americans traveled to all other foreign countries, and 69 were reported killed by homicide.
The Australians warn about "Violent crime, including murder, armed robbery, sexual assault, and kidnapping, occurs in Mexico, including in popular tourist destinations and beach resorts" and the Canadians issue the ".......hotel employees, taxi drivers and security personnel “at popular tourist destinations” have physically or sexually assaulted foreigners" warning.
And that all published by an investigative travel editor in the digital powerhouse Forbes online magazine. More headache for the tourism marketing attempting to white-wash and sugar-coat that......

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On February 2, 1848 the United States acquired about 55 percent of Mexico’s territory for $15 million. The treaty set a border between Texas and Mexico, and ceded land that now includes the states of California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, most of Arizona and Colorado, and parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wyoming to the United States.
In late 1853, the United States acquired more territory from Mexico. The Gadsden Purchase represented about 29,000 square miles of land that eventually became southern Arizona and New Mexico. The then-steep cost of $10 million became part of a broader controversy about slavery since Southern railroad interests wanted the territory for a proposed rail line to California.
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The Mexican government reported on Sunday there were 29,168 murders in 2017 in Mexico, the highest homicide rate in decades.
The Interior Department, which posted the number, reported the country’s homicide rate was 20.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2017, compared to 19.4 in 2011.
However, some parts of Mexico were singularly violent including Baja California Sur, home to the twin resort towns of Los Cabos, showing a rate of 69.1 (Compare with high population density US locations: St. Louis, Missouri/59.29 - Baltimore, Maryland/55.37 - Detroit, Michigan/43.82 - New Orleans, Louisiana/41.68 by 2015 FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program)
This year promises to be even bloodier. The violence in Mexico has many causes. Drug trafficking is one of them, of course, but it is not the only one, There are social triggers, institutional ones, historical ones, issues of land rights, it is complex.
The murder rates now are about where they were in the mid-20th century.
The violence was different then, no doubt, but your possibility of being murdered in the 1930s was considerably higher than it is now.

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The US state department has warned tourists to "completely avoid" five states in Mexico because of rampant crime levels and gang activity.
Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas have all been classified as a level-four risk, the highest in the scale.
That puts them at the same levels as conflict-ridden countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

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The Samalayuca sand dunes are considered one of Mexico's best-kept secrets. With their stunning views and endemic vegetation, they have plenty of potential to attract tourists, nature lovers and sand boarders. But their location, just 50km (30 miles) south of Ciudad Juárez, means few venture out here as many are put off by the Mexican city's high murder rate.

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John Feeley, a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, said he was "honor-bound" to resign. "As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies," Mr Feeley said in his resignation letter.
"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come."

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Mexico's corrupt, failing government that covers up official mass murders by attacking journalists and dissidents with cyberweapons is locked in a stalemate with the country's horrific, mass-murdering gangs, and the Mexican people are caught in the crossfire.
Mexican cities secede to escape corruption and cartels, forming corporate dystopias, precarious utopian projects, and Mad Maxish militia towns. Mexico's corrupt, failing government that covers up official mass murders by attacking journalists and dissidents with cyberweapons is locked in a stalemate with the country's horrific, mass-murdering gangs, and the Mexican people are caught in the crossfire.
The weak Mexican state has made it possible for cities across the country to effectively secede, abandoning the political parties, the state-funded police, and even the rule of law in a bid to find stability.

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Mexico (71.93, 48th), which despite high performance in Nutrition and Basic Medical Care, Water and Sanitation, and Shelter, still has much to improve in Personal Safety due to a relatively high homicide rate and very high level of violent crime.
The Social Progress Index is an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress. The 2017 Social Progress Index includes data from 128 countries on 50 indicators.
Mexico (71.93, 48th), which despite high performance in Nutrition and Basic Medical Care, Water and Sanitation, and Shelter, still has much to improve in Personal Safety due to a relatively high homicide rate and very high level of violent crime.

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At least eighteen people were killed in weekend violence on Mexico's west coast, authorities said Sunday. Navy forces clashed with suspected hitmen late Saturday, killing seven of them in San Jose del Cabo in Baja California Sur state, officials said.
Marines responding Saturday night to reports of gunfire in San Jose del Cabo came upon heavily armed men wearing tactical vests and riding in two vehicles with license plates from the U.S. state of California.
Both vehicles sped off with the marines in pursuit and subsequently crashed, the statement said. In two separate exchanges of gunfire, all seven of the cars’ occupants were shot dead by marines.
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Bodies found hanging from three overpasses, two of which were above highways running to the airports in La Paz and Los Cabos, raising the question of whether organized crime was specifically trying to hurt the tourism sector, which generates about 90 percent of the economic activity in Los Cabos.
The killings raised fears that cartel violence could affect tourism as it has to devastating effect in Acapulco in Guerrero state.
The state’s murder rate of 50 per 100,000 residents now ranks third in Mexico, trailing only Colima and Guerrero. Violence has surged over the past three years rising 223%
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