Is it dangerous to travel to Mexico?

What prompts people to travel to areas advised against by the United States?

The U.S.-Mexico border
(Image credit: SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

The recent kidnapping and killings of Americans in Mexico have raised questions about the safety of travel to the country. While officials have reiterated that most parts of Mexico can be accessed safely, why have people been going to areas cautioned against by the United States?

Is traveling to Mexico safe?

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