seems that irresponsible journalism in usa is stifling the economy here in mexico, mazatlan in particular, as the rabid reports without proper details of bodies being found in Z or X location and how it is unsafe for tourists– bunk and mallarky.
there has been violence, yes, but it has been directed towards those who are involved with criminal activities and drug culture. normal tourists and cruisers are not involved. we are safe from problems we do not impose upon ourselves . if we remain out of the spiders web, that spider will not bite us.
come down and have a great time and stay away from bad guys and bad activities. it is not as the reporters would have you believe– they need to fill their pockets, and they will do so on the backs of struggling economies as they print whatever they believe will make papers and media sell.
this year , there have been 50 restaurant closures due to lack of tourism. this is bad. is bad for the mexican culture and is bad for the usa residents who enjoy returning to this lovely area. it is also bad for the mexican economy , which is struggling to remain in decent shape.