Tourist destination with a dark side
Mexico is a tourist mecca for Canadians. Almost 1.5 million Canucks visited the country's sandy beaches and sunny vistas in 2010, according to the Mexican Embassy in Canada. But behind the tourist-friendly veneer there can be some dangers. With a violent drug war raging across the country, Canadians have been caught in the crossfire of shootouts and targeted by thieves and armed robbers.
Follow the gallery to see some of the stories of Canadians who became victims.
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