This week, sombre news came of the deaths of two Americans who had travelled with two other companions to Mexico in search of health care.
The four were headed to Matamoros, once a popular spring break destination but now overrun with violence from cartel infighting.
The group were caught in a deadly shootout shortly after entering the city and kidnapped by armed men. Two died during the incident, while the other two were rescued on Tuesday.
Their plight has been a warning to the many US citizens who travel into Mexico seeking cheaper medical care.
American tourists kidnapped and killed in Mexico
Hailing from South Carolina, the four US citizens travelled to Matamoros in
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