How Safe is Mexico?

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In January, it was reported that in the past four years 34,612 people have died in Mexican drug-related killings. Indeed, drug-related violence in cities south of the United States-Mexico border has caused the U.S. State Department to continue the travel warnings for Mexico. Even the state of Texas warned college students against spring break trips to the country. But, traveling south of the border doesn't have to be dangerous.