Originally Posted by timbatron
I've heard that the gangs are now starting to extort civilians and tourists for money by threatening kidnap and murder. Is that true?
I was always under the impression that the drug cartels and gangs didn't mess around with innocent civilians.
I'm not going to lie and say it doesn't happen, but Mexico still understands who butters their bread. Tourism is still the #1 industry in Mexico and they are making sure tourists feel safe.
There are still a ton of kids going for spring break and many people going to see the ruins.
I believe it's still safe as long as you stay to those places. Tourists who get caught up usually are in places they are supposed to be, at least for the most part.