Americans Kidnapped and Murdered in Mexico during Our Retire Early Lifestyle. ARTICLE SOURCES BELOW THIS DESCRIPTION. Remember you are the target in a lot of these countries when you go abroad. And right now, crime is going up everywhere overseas. We just want to alert you to what is really happening in some of these countries. We're not telling you to not go abroad but we do want you to be aware so you can prepare and be safer. Hope everyone is well and safe and have a blessed New Year 2022.