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Spring Break

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A week long recess from studying in early spring at universities and schools.

In the United States, the timing of spring break in tertiary institutions may range from the beginning of March to the later part of April, but many schools are in recess for at least one of the weeks in March. Some schools call this "March break" … see full wiki

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Mexico for Spring Break or Vacation? Beware.

  • Apr 15, 2010
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Growing up in California and going to College in Arizona meant frequent trips to border towns in Mexico.  I even lived and worked in one of Mexico's tourist towns during one summer of college.  You could drink underage, cheap eats, cheap hotel, cheap everything. 

Even then we always knew you had to be careful of the Federales - and that bribery was always an option to get yourself out of a jam.

Most of you have heard in recent years of the uprise in violence by Mexican Drug Cartels in Mexico - and especially border towns.

In Juarez, Mexico, just at the border of Texas, there were over 2,000 murders in 2009 all supposedly carried out by Drug Cartels.  The New York Times is reporting that 50 murders took place this past weekend alone - including in major tourist town Acapulco.

Now the State Department is warning Americans to stay away or get out of border towns.  Americans are easy targets.

I know that many people will say this is alarmist and in reality if you are in a heavily tourist town like Cancun and stay in your hotel only, you would most likely be fine. 
 
I just wanted to bring this news item to the attention of anyone out there thinking about going to Mexico (or if your KIDS are thinking about going to Mexico) this spring so that you can make informed decisions.  
 
Here is one informative article regarding what happened this past weekend and details on the State Department Warnings, and there are more related articles below.


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