Don't go to Mexico unless you have to right now. Murder is a very real potential cause of death. I have people down there who are very used to dicey places and situations - and going to Mexico makes THEM nervous.
From a study on violence in world cities:
* Five of the 10 most violent cities in the world are Mexican.
* 45 of the 50 most violent cities are located in the Americas and 40 in Latin America.
* 19 of the 50 jurisdictions most violent in the world are located in Mexico and Central America.
* Of the top 10 most violent cities in the world 5 are Mexican: the aforementioned Juarez, Acapulco with a rate of 128 homicides per 100 000 inhabitants, Torreon with a rate of 88, Chihuahua with a rate of 83 and Durango with a rate of 80 homicides per 100 000 inhabitants.
Beyond that it's a fucking hassle too. Everthing is a negotiation, a scam, a shakedown, a bribe. Fuck that. Hello Belize or Costa Rica or Nicaragua for my Yankee tourist dollars instead.