Sunday, December 04, 2022

US and Canada raise travel alerts in Mexican states as wave of violence

Faced with a wave of violence in several states in Mexico, the governments of the United States and Canada issued alerts to their citizens not to visit more than a dozen institutions.

Earlier it was the government United States that issued travel alert for its citizens in Mexico, where Recommendation not to travel to five states country, while Advised to reconsider travel for other 11 institutionsBecause of the increasing wave of violence in the past week.

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US officials highlight that there have been several incidents in recent days Roadblocks, burning vehicles and armed conflict Between Mexican security forces and elements of organized crime in at least five states.

according to portal travel.state.govdepend on US State DepartmentAmerican tourists asked Don’t travel to Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa and Tamaulipasbecause of the high rate of crime and kidnapping, for which he declared red Alert Journey to five institutions.

Too Orange Alert extended to 11 Mexican statesso he sent the passengers Reconsider trips to Guanajuato, Baja California, Jalisco and ChihuahuaIn recent times it has been in the grip of violent incidents involving organized crime groups.

list is supplementary The states of Coahuila, Durango, Morelos, Nayarit, Sonora, Zacatecas and Mexico,

Until new information, US government employees are banned from traveling on various highways 16 states on red and orange alert, given the high concern about the high number of murders in drug cartel-related entities.

US Consulate General Instructs Its Citizens stay in shelter, avoid night trips, Do not board taxis on the road, and in the case of non-border states with the US, they should not drive to border crossings into northern country territory.


In addition toCanadian officials Updated your travel precautionary levels for Mexico: Orange alert for 14 states,

Although the normal level for the country is Yellow Alert, recommending a high level of caution, at least 14 entities raise exposure limits Due to violent incidents involving the burning of businesses and vehicles and clashes between criminal groups and Mexican security forces.

Canada Asked to avoid non-essential travel to Chihuahua, Colima, Coahuila, Durango, Guerrero and GuanajuatoDue to the high rate of criminal activity.

The states added to the alert are Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.

Canadian officials recognize that these states have high levels of violent crime, so they advise local travelers to stay in tourist areas, avoid traveling at night, and stay informed with local media.

Alert highlights high prevalence of drug trafficking groupsThis is why conflicts between cartels of disputed territories for drug distribution are common, in addition to the fact that Canadian citizens are exposed to aggression, robbery, assault, kidnapping and violent crimes, such as murder.

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