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Most of Mexico is as Safe As Ever, Says Travel Writer

Despite heavy news coverage of drug killings on the northern border towns, most of Mexico is as safe as ever, says a travel writer. Her article specifically mentions Mérida as a charming and safe city, and it notes that avoiding Mexico because of the border violence is like "avoiding New York City becaue of a killing in Denver."

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning for the Northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros until April 12. However, the Travel Warning does not affect IFSA-Butler's program location of Mérida, which is located in a tranquil area of southeast Mexico, many hours from the cities to which the warning applies. Map of Mexico

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