government of Canada In light of the various acts of violence registered in these regions of the country, a travel alert has been issued for 14 entities of the Mexican Republic.
embassy of Canada In Mexico, it urged its citizens to avoid visiting 14 institutions in Mexico or traveling on its streets due to general violence and the risk posed by security operations deployed by the authorities.
With few exceptions, the 14 entities that the Government of Canada has mentioned are:
- Colima, except Manzanillo.
- Coahuila, except in the southern part of the state and under the Saltillo-Torreron Highway corridor.
- Durango, except for the City of Durango.
- Except for the cities of Guerrero, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and Taxco.
- Highway 45 in Guanajuato, specifically in the section between León and Irapuato.
- Michoacán, except for the city of Morelia.
- In Morelos, around the Lagunas de Zempoala National Park and the municipality of Xoxocotla.
- In Nayarit, specifically Sinaloa and Durango and about 20 kilometers from the Tepic city limits.
- Nuevo León, except Monterrey.
- Sinaloa, except Mazatlán.
- Except for the cities of Sonora, Hermosillo, Guaymas and Puerto Peñasco.
The update to this travel warning comes days after Canada lifted Ovidio Guzman “Mouse”Son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán in the town of Jesús María in Sinaloa.
after the arrest of the son of the founder of sinaloa cartel On 5 January, there was firing, road closures, looting and vehicle fires at various points in sinaloa,
The federal government strengthened surveillance at the facility and the presence of more than 3,500 troops was recorded in the area, according to figures from local authorities.
Among other violent acts recently registered, Acapulco, Guerrero, stands out, where at the beginning of the week, a false bomb threat led to the evacuation of the Canadian Consulate located on Costera Miguel Alemán Avenue. The alert triggered a rapid mobilization of security forces.
The issuance of these warnings coincided with a visit to the country by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who arrived in Mexico City on the afternoon of Monday 9 January to attend the X summit of North American leaders with President Andres Manuel. Obrador and US President Joe Biden.
This Wednesday, January 11, the Prime Minister of Canada is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with López Obrador.