About Crime in Mexico. The crime problems in Mexico are wonderful material to sell news copy and evening TV news headlines. They are exploited to their fullest. Mexico is a huge country and we work on the Baja peninsula, far from the parts of the country experiencing violence. Further, in the areas that are experiencing violence, the targets are Mexicans involved the drug trade and occasionally wealthy Mexican families; no America tourists have been involved. There are problems in eastern barrios of Tijuana, but we do not even enter Tijuana. An Associated Press article in the Daily Breeze on Sunday, March 14, is devoted to the increase in American tourism due to the decrease in violence and any perceived danger to American tourists
The route we take crosses the U.S. border at San Ysidro and goes around Tijuana, continuing down the peninsula on the “scenic highway.” The highway is a beautiful and safe road with vistas of the rugged coastline and rocky beaches below which transitions into a country highway that is the sole road leading all the way to the end of Baja. The map below shows our route, wher the class is taught, and where the violence in Mexico is occurring.
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