Sunday, May 09, 2010

US Extends Travel Warning For Mexico

The U.S. State Department has extended its travel warning for Mexico, advising US citizens about the precautions they must take while traveling or residing in certain regions in northern Mexico because of the increasing drug-related violence in those areas. The State Department, in the warning issued late Thursday, said the Mexican states of Michoacan, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango and Coahuila were particularly dangerous and advised U.S. citizens "residing or traveling in those areas to exercise extreme caution." "US citizens should defer non-essential travel to Ciudad Juarez and to the Guadalupe Bravo area southeast of Ciudad Juarez," the statement said. "US citizens should also defer travel to the northwest quarter of the state of Chihuahua, including the city of Nuevas Casas Grandes and surrounding communities."...more

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