Friday, January 27, 2023

Canada issues travel alert to 14 Mexican states due to high levels of violence

The Canadian government issued a travel warning for 14 states in Mexico due to high levels of violence, including Sinaloa, where it indicated widespread violence and security operations were being carried out following the capture of Ovidio “N”, son of Joaquin El Chapo. Huh. ‘ Guzmán.

Through its embassy in Mexico, Canada alerts its compatriots about the violence in Sinaloa following the capture of Ovidio “N”.

Canada calls for a “high level of caution”, which is why it indicates: “Be very careful in Mexico due to the high level of criminal activity and kidnappings.”

With regard to regional risk, it says to avoid non-essential visits to the following entities “due to high levels of violence and organized crime”:

  • all chihuahuas
  • All Colima except the city of Manzanillo
  • All of Coahuila inside and below the Saltillo-Torreon Highway corridor except for the southern part of the state
  • All Durango except the City of Durango
  • All Guerrero except the cities of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Taxco
  • in Guanajuato

    • Highway 45 between Leon and Irapuato
    • The region to the south and including Highway 45D between Irapuato and Celaya

  • All of Michoacán except the city of Morelia
  • in Morelos

    • Lagunas de Zempoala National Park and Surroundings
    • municipality of xoxocotla

  • in Nayarit

    • Area within 20 km of the border with Sinaloa and Durango
    • tepic city

  • All of Nuevo León except the city of Monterrey
  • All of Sinaloa except Mazatlán City
  • All of Sonora except Hermosillo and Guaymas/San Carlos and Puerto Peñasco
  • all tamaulipas
  • all zacatecas

Regarding the case of the state of Sinaloa, the Canadian authority warned:

“Since the arrest of a cartel leader on January 5, 2023, widespread violence and security operations have been carried out in the state of Sinaloa, especially in Culiacan, Mazatlan, Los Mochis and Guasave. There are burning cars, exchanges of fire and threats to essential infrastructure, including airports.

He says “Flight schedules have changed. Please contact your airline to check the status of your flight or change your travel arrangements before going to the airport.

Therefore, for his compatriots living in Sinaloa, he suggests keeping the following measures in mind:

  • limit your movements and shelter if possible
  • Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place.
  • Do not attempt to cross obstacles, even if they appear insurmountable
  • Allow extra time to reach your destination
  • They expect more presence of security forces
  • Monitor local media to receive information on the development of the situation
  • follow the instructions of the local authorities

Source: Government of Canada/Photo: File/JAC

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