REPORT: State Department warns of dangerous destinations in Mexico for Memorial Day weekend

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Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and for many South Texans that means escaping to destinations across the border.

The U.S. Department of State is warning road trippers and jet setters visiting Mexico to exercise increased caution and avoid travel in certain places. All 31 states in Mexico currently have warnings in place, while five states are listed as “Do Not Travel” under the Mexico Travel Advisory.

The article goes on to state the following:

The State Department cautions the public of widespread violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery in Mexico.

According to a report by Forbes, the number of homicides recorded in Mexico in 2016 was more than the combined total number of homicides recorded in every other country abroad. Of the 31 million Americans who visited Mexico in that year, 75 Americans were victims of homicide.

CLICK HERE to see the entire Mexico Travel Advisory published on the State Department website, which includes the following warnings:

Do not travel to:

  • Colima state due to crime.
  • Guerrero state due to crime.
  • Michoacán state due to crime.
  • Sinaloa state due to crime.
  • Tamaulipas state due to crime.

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