Alert throws wrench in Mexico plans

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    A U.S. Consulate alert about the highway to Rocky Point has some rethinking beach trips and business owners in the Mexican beach town calling the advisory unjustified and poorly timed.

    The "Warden message" issued by the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Sonora, strongly advises U.S. citizens to avoid traveling at night on Highway 8 between the U.S.-Mexico border and Rocky Point, due to unconfirmed reports of fake checkpoints set up at night. The alert tells travelers to remain calm and cooperate if they are stopped at such a checkpoint.

    "Reports from those passing through these checkpoints indicate that the operators only requested to see identification before allowing them to pass," the message says. "U.S. Consulate Nogales strongly advises any traveler who must take this route do so during daylight hours."

    It goes on to refer to Mexico in general, and not just Highway 8, and says: "Motorists who have not stopped at unofficial checkpoints have been shot at and killed."

    But there's no information about U.S. citizens being killed or injured in relation to fake checkpoints on Highway 8, said Joseph Crook, a spokesman for U.S. Consulates in Sonora and Baja California.

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    Most of us know better than to go to Mexico now.
     

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