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Thanks to Mike for sending this along.

Going to Mexico for spring break is practically a rite of passage for college students in Arizona, but the state's three public universities want to warn young revelers about stepped-up violence south of the border.

The University of Arizona in Tucson has issued a travel advisory urging students not to go to Mexico, and officials at Arizona State University in Tempe and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff said they have similar plans to warn students. The schools' spring breaks fall on the second or third weeks of March.
Not unexpected and it won't be long before the US government puts out travel advisories. Mexico relies on tourism for a good chunk of it's revenue, pulling in over $13 billion last year.

8 comments:

Dan tdaxp said...

This is definitely spooky. I am going to a conference in San Diego this April, but have no plans to visit Mexico during it.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Spring break... cannot they barf out their Coronas where they are?

Jay@Soob said...

Dan, wise choice! It's sad, though. Once you get south of Tijuana it's beautiful country with Pacific vista's unmarred by housing. If, someday, Mexico calms down I'd recommend a trek down the Baja.

Jay@Soob said...

Snoop, a Corona vomit delivered north of the border is simply not authentic.

YT said...

Was just thinkin' 'bout the mess yesterday evenin' while I was writin' an article on state failure. Sad. Was hopin' to drop by someday.

Jay@Soob said...

I'd be interested in reading that article, YT.

YT said...

Jay : It's still in embryonic form, tryin' to make the words & facts "flow" without success. Dude, ya got an e - mail address? Be my critic.

Jay@Soob said...

YT, subadei0@lycos.com.