Mexico Or Costa Rica? Which One Is Safer To Visit Right Now?

The spring break season is now in full swing, but following recent reports of border violence in Mexico and a new U.S. State Department warning for Costa Rica, some Americans are reconsidering their south-of-the-border travel plans.

Four Americans traveling to Mexico for medical treatment were caught in a shootout with a drug cartel on March 3 as they crossed the border from Brownsville, Texas, into Matamoros. Two were killed and two were kidnapped but later released and arrived back in the United States last week. The incident has drawn attention to the violence that persists in a nation that welcomed more than 33 million foreign tourists last year.


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