State Department renews travel warning to Mexico

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    (CNN) -- The U.S. State Department has renewed a travel warning for Mexico due to drug-related violence, particularly in the northern border areas.

    In addition, the authorized departure of family members of U.S. government personnel from consulates in the cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros remains in place.

    "Recent violent attacks and persistent security concerns have prompted the U.S. Embassy to urge U.S. citizens to defer unnecessary travel to Michoacan and Tamaulipas, to parts of Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Durango, and Coahuila, and to advise U.S. citizens residing or traveling in those areas to exercise extreme caution," the July 16 State Department warning says.

    The United States previously issued a travel warning on May 6.

    U.S. warns of Mexico travel - chicagotribune.com


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    Hmmm? Why doesn't Homeland Security offer warnings to Americans before traveling through Mexican neighborhoods in the US?
     
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    120 dead so far this year...
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    Even though I was in Algadones earlier this week, I wouldn't venture into the majority of border towns.
     
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    Reap what you sow, Americans.

    WE enabled the worst elements of society to have the monopoly on certain drugs and THIS is the outcome.
     
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    Woman dismembered in Mexico City...
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    Many Americans ignore U.S. travel alerts...
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    Many Americans ignore 'overly cautious' U.S. travel alerts
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