We are often asked, “Is Playa Viva safe?” With all the news you hear, read and see about violence in Mexico, it’s hard not to see how some folks extrapolate the gore across all of Mexico. So it is with great interest that this story crossed my in-box showing that murder in Ciudad Juarez has gone down and the distinguished title of Most Dangerous City in the World has been relinquished to Bogota Columbia. Click here to read full article.
Even more surprising is to see St. Louis, Missouri on that list in the #4 spot. That’s right, a US City as one of the most dangerous in the world. The honor went to St. Louis beating out Camden, Detroit and New Orleans. What is interesting to note is how come we don’t hear about this in the US media as much as we hear about the violence in Mexico. Would everyone be rushing back to New Orleans after Katrina to help rebuild the city and support the local tourist economy if they new it was one of the top 5 most dangerous cities in the US?
I also encourage you to read this blog – Is it Safe To Travel in Mexico – for a more balanced view on this issue.
We want to hear your comments about this topic. Especially those who have traveled to Mexico in the last two years.