"Mexico is a very large country," he notes. "If there are some episodes of violence up in the hills of the state of Jalisco that doesn't mean that Puerto Vallarta is an unsafe place for tourists."
Lopez Negrete draws a comparison with Los Angeles, which he notes is considered a safe tourism destination despite recurring violence in some areas of the city that aren't near the places that tourists go.
"If they kill 100 people in East L.A. that doesn't mean that I shouldn't go to Los Angeles," he says.The following video from Al Jazeera English delves into more detail over the tourism concerns in Mexico. What do you think about the topic?
Video Source - Al Jazeera English via YouTube
Online Sources - El Informador, USA TODAY