Americas

Mexico Tourism Thrives in Spite of Violent Crimei
|| 0:00:00
X
Greg Flakus
June 28, 2012 10:17 PM
Widespread violent crime in Mexico has prompted the U.S. State Department to warn travelers to avoid some parts of the country, including the popular tourist destinations of Acapulco and Mazatlan. Much of the violence involves drug trafficking gangs, but victims sometimes include foreign visitors. Still, tourism remains one of Mexico's biggest industries. VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Mexico Tourism Thrives in Spite of Violent Crime

Greg Flakus

Published June 28, 2012

Widespread violent crime in Mexico has prompted the U.S. State Department to warn travelers to avoid some parts of the country, including the popular tourist destinations of Acapulco and Mazatlan. Much of the violence involves drug trafficking gangs, but victims sometimes include foreign visitors. Still, tourism remains one of Mexico's biggest industries. VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


You May Like

Video China Investigates Powerful Former Security Chief

Analysts say move by President Xi is an effort to win more party support, take step toward economic reforms, removing those who would stand in way of change More

South Africa Land Reforms Still Contentious 20 Years Later

Activists argue that the pace of land reform is slow and biased; legal experts question how some proposed reforms would be implemented More

In Vietnam, Religious Freedoms Violated, UN Finds

Beliefs reportedly prompt heavy surveillance, intimidation and travel restrictions More