Story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...it-as-syria-and-yemen/?utm_term=.79b146ecdc71 The State Department considers five states in Mexico as dangerous for U.S. travelers as war-torn nations such as Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan. What do you think @Rod1? I know it is mostly related to drug wars, but the government and corrupt police also play a big part in it. I think the same could be said of parts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Los Angeles. The unfortunate legacy of most of Latin America, corruption. Can't fail to think that much of it is part of the culture. Also, Honduras, El Salvador, and Venezuela. Chile seems to be the only country to really be doing alright under democracy. Personally I would bring the military back to run the majority of these countries. I was in Honduras many times with the U.S. military. What a great country to go visit. It is no longer what it used to be, parts of it are worst than Mexico.