The state of Veracruz
The state of Veracruz is located in eastern Mexico. Its neighboring states are Tamaulipas, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo and Puebla. Veracruz is one of the largest centers of oil extraction in Mexico. In recent years there has been an increase in crime, which is associated with the activities of drug cartels.