Gunbattles, kidnappings, carjackings: US expands Mexico travel warning

Reuters, Feb. 10 2012

Spreading drug violence, kidnappings and carjackings in Mexico have led the U.S. State Department to increase the number of places it says Americans should avoid for safety reasons for the second time in less than a year.

A travel advisory dated Thursday urged U.S. citizens to avoid all but essential travel to 14 states in northern and central Mexico, warning that U.S. citizens have fallen victim to drug-cartel related activity “including homicide, gunbattles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery.”


The latest advisory cites concerns parts of Aguascalientes, Guerrero and Nayarit in central Mexico, and raises its advisory against non-essential travel to include Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa and Zacatecas as well as Tamaulipas and Michoacan.


The State Department advisory noted that 130 Americans were reported murdered in Mexico last year, up from 111 in 2010 and 35 in 2007.



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  • America circa 2012:  Warn people not to go to Mexico for all its gun battles, kidnappings and car jackings, but let the very people responsible for the gun battles, kidnappings and car jackings migrate across the border without real consequences and remain here in spite of the dying-by-the-day immigration law.

  • Anonymous

    130 Americans MURDERED in 2011?!. Plus the multiple death counts of previous years!. 

    What are you DOING about it?!. What about the Mexicans crossing the border and murdering Americans in their own country?!.

    Or does your Government, like mine, consider the indigenous Whites to be secondary to the “Richness, Diversity, and Strength” of Multiculturalism?. 

    Most states still allow their citizens to bear arms. Why don’t you all get together and patrol the border as citizen militias?. Or am I being naive?.

  • Well, I was recently in Mexico on vacation and had a great time.  There was never any indication of danger – but I was in Yucatan.