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To assert control, they regularly kill bus drivers (even with people aboard).
As awful as the gang violence is, it’s happening in big city neighbourhoods, not tourist towns.
These cities have a huge problem with gang extortion.
Gangs demand fees from bus owners for passing through their territories.
While drug trade and gang violence is prominent, and governments are known to be engulfed in corruption, it’s unfair to assume the entire region is dangerous.
Most of Central America’s crime and corruption happen far away from the worn out backpacker routes.
In January 2017, a mini drug war broke out between two cartels in the Cancun and Playa del Carmen region, resulting in a few shootings outside public places and at a nightclub during BPM (music festival).
A couple friends of mine worked in Playa del Carmen during the BPM shooting, and had to leave with 24 hour notice because of cartel extortion threats at their hostel.
It includes (7) countries and many small offshore islands.
Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges that are punctuated by a few active and dangerous volcanos.
Positioned in the planet's northern and western hemispheres the Central America isthmus is bordered in the northwest by the country of Mexico, and in the southeast by the country of Colombia.
In addition, it's bordered by the Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, and numerous bays, gulfs and inlets.
Central America is a beautiful region filled with friendly people and amazing adventure… Sensationalised stories about drug wars and homicides flood the media, and paint a dark picture of this region.
Although Guatemala still deals with political corruption (which country doesn’t), things have gotten exponentially better in the last few years.