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Certain ford trucks are sending the wrong message, and sales are slipping.

Mexican sales of Ford’s Lobo pick-up are tanking because drivers are afraid purchasing one will land them on the wrong side of the law. The Lobo and similar style trucks are popular with drug cartel hit men.

Gabriel Lopez is the President of Ford in Mexico and says those types of vehicles are in high demand for crime sprees because there’s plenty of space in the cabin for weapons. Lopez says members of drug cartels are known to steal pick-up trucks to launch attacks on police or security forces. Lopez says the sale of these trucks has fallen because people are insecure and sales have fallen 7.1% in the past nine months.  read more »

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Danger Abroad

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Looking for an out of the ordinary vacation? How about witnessing violent crimes and being chased by the police?

While most people head to Mexico for the beach and some umbrella drinks, tourist agencies are noticing a surge in people looking for something a little out of the ordinary. So these agencies are offering trips to remote mountain areas, cities over-run with rebels and dangerous neighborhoods.  read more »

Paradise Lost, Paradise Found

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It's expensive for you to go on vacation so you'd better make sure it's worth the trip.

CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg once wrote a book titled "Don't Go There: The Travel Detective's Essential Guide to the Must Miss Places in the World." These places include any city with too much crime, smog or traffic.

But he also has some advice on the best vacation deals right now. For example, Greenberg says now is a great time to visit Argentina because their peso is at an all time low compared to our dollar. But there's another deal that is a little closer to home.  read more »