Mexico is huge, ranking 14th among the world’s 249 countries and spanning over 2,000 miles from end to end. Mexico is a nation of 31 states as diverse as those in the U.S. and is larger than the the States from Texas to Maine. Imagining all of Mexico is dangerous because of isolated border violence would be like cancelling a vacation to Orlando because of the Boston Bombing. You wouldn’t cancel trips or conferences to Dallas or New Orleans because of the terrible shootings in Arizona, Colorado or Connecticut because they are simply not related. Yet Dallas and New Orleans are closer to border violence than many of Mexico’s peaceful tourist areas which endured significant cancellations.
November 6, 2013