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Posted April 3, 2009

The current situation with Mexico’s drug wars has caused the United States to put Mexico on its list of travel alerts, and is now causing many universities to put their own travel warnings to prevent many college students from going to Mexico on spring break.

“While it is something you need to be aware of, it is not something tourists need to fear,” Sharon Davis, professor of sociology, said. “But someone who wants to buy drugs (or looks for trouble), I would fear for them.”

Mexico’s drug cartels are leading a bloody and violent war with other drug cartel rivals and also with the Mexican government. Many of these drug cartels are smuggling illegal drugs from Colombia through huge semi-trucks and boats into Mexico, Daniel Loera, multicultural affairs director, said.

Many of these illegal drugs are then smuggled into the United States.

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