Originally Posted by Brian
There has been numerous of incidents in Mexico where Mexicans would rob tourists for money or their cars so they could sell to buy drugs or get across the country line.
So if you visit Mexico and elsewhere (such as Miami-Dade County) - it is recommended that you don't act like a tourist there just to blend in with the crowds so that is least likely you would be targeted by the bad people/groups.
Yes its excellent advice but it is hard to pretend Im not a tourist if I have blonde hair and blue eyes and cannot speak Spanish. They would know right away that I do not fit there.
I was mugged once in Mexico and another time in Rome. Can't always prevent that but just to use common sense.