I think this is mainly in northern Mexico, and there is much more to the article that I found this snippet from:
Lori Hoffman, a San Diego-area emergency room nurse, said she was sexually assaulted Oct. 23 by two masked men in front of her boyfriend, San Diego Surfing Academy owner Pat Weber, who was forced to kneel at gunpoint for 45 minutes. They were at a campground with about 30 tents, some 200 miles south of the border.
The men shot out windows of the couple’s trailer and forced their way inside, ransacked the cupboards and left with about $7,000 worth of gear, including computers, video equipment and a guitar.
Weber, who has taught dozens of students in Mexico over the last 10 years, plans to surf in Costa Rica or New Zealand. “No more Mexico,” said Hoffman, who reported the attack to Mexican police. No arrests have been made.
Now I know stuff like this can happen any where in the world, but after reading this, I am taking Mexico off of my to vacation list, unless I get to the point where I can hire my own bodyguard posse.
Perhaps this is a way to sell more rapex condoms with teeth to Americans, I can see the convenience store advertising at the border now.