coming from a land
where the "cartels" have been building and maintaining cell networks over increasingly larger parts of Mexican territory, where "police" owing allegiance to Mexico City have their aircraft targetted and brought down by increasingly sophisticated anti-aircraft hardware, where the intel gathering networks and squads of Bad People Doing Bad Things on both sides are more "military" than "paramilitary" in organization, logistics, equipment, funding and training....the concern about being "spied upon" is at best a secondary concern.
the first concern is understanding the truth, that Mexico is, and has been, engaged in a Civil War. Freedoms and even the barest guarantees of Safety of the average citizen is dependent on their location and their allegiance. Keeping touristas happy and the ongoing suppression of news showing "how bad it really is" changes nothing. Guns, drugs, soldiers-across borders both land and water, various foreign interests starting to play Mexico like Europe, then America and the Chinese once played Vietnam, helping one side or the other, many looking for a strong foothold in the Western Hemisphere and all those resources the supposed "poor" Latin and Central American nations have access to.
It's hard for touristas to understand, even those who actively work to travel and see outside of the approved views. Even those, know that any deprivation they experience is by CHOICE, and that they can run back to their Western world homes and conflict-free neighborhoods and get on social media and share their experiences. The ones with no real hope of things getting better, wedged between the Federales and the Cartels, who "get it" both literally and figuratively.