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So, Just How Safe Is Mexico?

Yesterday Michelle Obama made big news saying that travel to Mexico was safe and encouraged Americans to holiday in our neighbor to the South.

And today: Six dead, eight wounded as drug violence hits Acapulco:

ACAPULCO, Mexico – Police have identified an alleged hit man arrested on suspicion of taking part in a gunbattle that left six people dead and five wounded during a raging attack on the main boulevard in Acapulco’s tourist zone.

A federal police statement released early Thursday said Ernesto Antonio Rocha Reyes, 26, was carrying a high-powered assault rifle when authorities, searching for suspects after the attacks, caught him.

The statement said Reyes is an associate of Texas-born Edgar Valdez Villarreal, nicknamed “La Barbie,” who federal authorities believe is battling Hector Beltran Leyva for control of the Beltran Leyva cartel.

A mother and her 8-year-old child, a taxi driver and a federal police officer were among the dead Wednesday.


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