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[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/03/12/border.hearing/art.juarez.afp.gi.jpg caption="Mexican federal police patrol last week on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, Texas."]
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Special to CNN
A lot of Americans are wondering: Is it safe to travel to Mexico? It depends where you go, and what your intentions are once you get there.
Folks in this charming coastal resort recall what happened a few years ago when an unsavory element hit town. Destruction of private property. Drunken acts of lawlessness. One gang of hooligans, according to a taxi driver, actually went so far as to toss a mattress out the window of a 12-story hotel and onto the beach below.
The culprits weren't narcotics traffickers. They were what Mexicans refer to as "Los Spring Breakers."
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