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New travel warning urges to avoid Mexico

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Its violence does not discriminate and now authorities are saying stay away to stay alive. Parents, if you don't know where your students are going for spring break, you should ask.

A Texas DPS travel warning urges students to not only avoid the border, but Mexico completely.  It also shares some sobering statistics, last year as many as 65 Americans were killed in Mexico, adding to the drug war deaths tarnishing the tourist industry.

Continued reports of violence posted online and plastered in headlines has made Mexico's dangers undeniable, but now some say the fear of travel being applied to an entire country is being done unfairly.

"There's always risk," said Travel Agent Sharon Howell, whose customers are willing to accept. She says the biggest reasons being short flights and safe resorts. Still, despite the violence, thousands are still expected in places like Cancun and Cozumel in search of cheap drinks and gorgeous beaches.

If you are traveling over Spring Break, the State Department has a website dedicated to student's needs.

You can check the website out by clicking here.

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