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Are the Drug Cartels Killing Mexican Tourism?

March 28th, 2011
05:07 PM ET

With the white sandy beaches of Acapulco to the night life of Cancun just some of the places attracting so many tourists to Mexico, is the threat of violence putting them off?

Every year millions of tourists come to Mexico, with many coming for the beautiful weather and cheap prices. This brought in almost $12 billion last year, which shows just how important tourism and the jobs it creates are to the economy.

However, drug-related violence in Mexico continues to plague the country, with more than thirty five thousand people killed since 2006. President Calderon deployed more than 40,000 troops and federal police to the worst-affected states to try and put an end to this problem.

Tune in tonight as CNN’s Rafael Romo looks at how the drug violence has affected Acapulco, once the destination of choice for people on spring break.

We want to hear from you on this subject. Are you going to Acapulco? Are you worried about your safety? What can the government do to attract tourists to this once idyllic coastal town?

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