Mexico is in freaking chaos. I haven't bother reading the newspapers and not aware if they report everything but when armed gunmen can shutdown streets, divert traffic while local police do nothing; or getting caught in the crossfire which is happening. Rafa is right the country is a warzone. Some relatives recently came back from Zihuatanejo for a two-week vacation. They were scared and only went out to shop for bare necessities. These are people who have lived there their whole lives up until 2 years ago. No visiting old friends to catchup on old times. Travel to neighboring towns was on the itinerary although. Its sad when you can only visit your parents for a few hours every few years because of the condition of the state.