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Sunday, February 22, 2009

State Department Issues Mexico Travel Alert

Always a popular spring break destination, Mexico has been in the headlines lately due to increased violence from drug cartels. Much of the violence has been along the US border but the US Department of State issued a new Travel Alert on Feb. 20, 2009 for all of Mexico that we wanted to pass along to our readers. Although much of it speaks to border cities such as Ciudad Juarez, the alert notes:
Mexican and foreign bystanders have been injured or killed in violent attacks in cities across the country, demonstrating the heightened risk of violence in public places. In recent years, dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico. Many of these cases remain unresolved. U.S. citizens who believe they are being targeted for kidnapping or other crimes should notify Mexican officials and the nearest American consulate or the Embassy as soon as possible, and should consider returning to the United States.
The alert remains in effect through August 20, 2009. For the full text (and a link to a special spring break in Mexico publication issued by the State Department), visit:

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