University of Texas Student Killed in Mexico

University of Texas at Brownsville

University of Texas at Brownsville

If you were planning a trip to Mexico anytime soon, you should probably rethink your plans.

There has been a war going on in Mexico since 2007, but most people are not talking about it. Although it’s not technically a war, more than 23,000 people have died due to this conflict between different drug cartels and the Mexican government, according to Yahoo.

One of the people who have lost their lives in Mexico recently was Jonathan William Torres, a freshman at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Torres was shot and killed on October 6, 2010 in Matamoros, Mexico. Officials do not yet know if his death was connected to the drug wars; however, the university is trying to get more information concerning his death.

The drug war is not only killing people involved with drug cartels; vacationers are also being targeted. So, once again, my main advice is to stay out of Mexico. Spring Break is still months away, but you should always use caution when traveling to other countries on vacation, and take the time to educate yourself on the conflicts and politics that may be taking place when you arrive.


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