Travel alert issued for Mexico

From an insider’s point of view, I’ve not spent much time in the border cities but the reports of increasing violence are true, as can testify.
However, I would add that for those visitors planning to fly to cities in Mexico other than those on the border, the risks are minimal. For all of the bad press that Mexico City gets, the risks are as they ever were. A little street savviness and precaution can avoid a whole plethora of problems, and I would encourage visitors not to be put off visiting the major cities by this communique.
See here for a more detailed post on Mexico’s border drug violence.Travel alert issued for Mexico