Much has been reported on and said about the violence in Mexico recently. I do know that there has not been any incidents involving Americans around the lodges on El Salto, Huites, Baccarac. Not sure about any of the others. I think you have more issues around the border towns than you do deep into Mexico. I would not allow these reports to stop you from visiting some of these lodges. Just use common sense. If you have never been, these lodges are for the most part extremely remote and far from the cities where most of the violence takes place.