Thursday, June 2, 2011
Mexico Attracts US Retirees Despite Crime Wave
VOAVideo: Mexico Attracts US Retirees Despite Crime Wave
Some 40,000 people have been killed in Mexico over the past five years as the Latin American country's police and military battle powerful drug cartels that are also fighting with each other over smuggling routes. In spite of the dire headlines, hundreds of thousands of US citizens vacation in Mexico every year and many of them, especially those who are retired, have opted to buy property and live there. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the warm weather and the lower cost of living are big draws.