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UK issues travel alert; warnings less severe

Travelers advised to take care rather than avoid certain areas

Eight northern states have been singled out in yet another alert regarding travel in Mexico, but the warnings are less severe.

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Following the recent updates to Canada’s travel advisory and the United States’ travel alert for Mexico, the United Kingdom updated its own travel advice yesterday. But rather than warn travelers to avoid certain areas, it suggests instead they take extra care.

Although the U.S. issued a “do not travel” warning for Guerrero, including Acapulco, the U.K. alert simply urges extra vigilance in that city and surrounding areas.

The updated document warns that the security situation can pose a risk for foreigners, in the form of street crime as well as more serious violent crime such as robbery, assault and vehicle hijacking.

Particular care is advised for certain areas of Mexico to avoid being caught up in drug-related violence between criminal groups. The violence “is concentrated in specific areas, and some regions are almost completely spared.”

As was the case in the alerts issued by the U.S. and Canada over the last week, the U.K. warning pays special attention to the states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa and Durango.

“Many fatalities are suspected gang members killed in turf wars between the different organizations that compete for control of trafficking routes into the U.S.,” the document says, adding that drug-related violence is a particular problem in that part of the country.

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“Armed clashes between security forces and drug groups can occur at any time without warning. You should take extreme care outside tourist areas in all of these states.”

Extra care should also be taken in Baja California, including Tijuana, as well as in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and other northern cities.

To the west, drug-related violence in Michoacán, Guerrero, Jalisco and Nayarit is also a problem.

For Guerrero, the document recommends traveling by air if visiting any major tourist destination in the state, remaining “extra vigilant” in Acapulco and surrounding areas.

The recommendation is similar to the east: extra care should be taken in the Gulf of Mexico states of Veracruz and Tabasco as there have been “reports of increased security incidents” there.

U.K. travelers should feel safe but remain vigilant in major resort destinations as “the Mexican government makes efforts to protect areas like Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta and these areas haven’t seen the levels of drug-related violence and crime experienced elsewhere.”

Source: El Universal (sp)

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  • WestCoastHwy

    “You don’t sh*t where you eat,” is the new motto for Mexicans.

    • Anthony Stein

      Same goes for that other shit hole! USA!

      • WestCoastHwy

        Hello Mr. Stein, I was unaware that the USA was classified as a sh*t hole country. I will make a note.

        • Anthony Stein

          Wake up then..compared to most civilized countries the USA ranks down the bottom! You will need more that some notes but a whole page!

          • David Nichols

            Opinions are like assholes Tony, everybody has one…however that universality doesn’t imbue your xenophobic comments with even a smidgen of truth…
            Keep on hating, it is consuming you and persuading no one…!
            LSMP

          • Anthony Stein

            Dont need to persuade anyone as to the disgust from people around the world have of Americans now that your leader has proven to be a racist and asshole! Enjoy it! GFYS!

          • David Nichols

            Sorry Tony, didn’t realize you were the new Sec. General of the United Nations and spoke for the world…!
            From the looks of the terrorism and Antifa assholes in the UK, it appears there is plenty of disgust to go around…
            Hypocracy being what it is, the haters will hate until threatened by extinction from a superior military force, then they will come begging the USA to save their countries for them–and what makes the USA unique is that we will do it…! Already have, twice…WW1 and WW2…
            No thanks are necessary Tony, we do it to defend freedom, even for ungrateful assholes…!

          • Anthony Stein

            Bullshit! Take care if your own problems first before you go around and bomb the crap out of innocent women and children in countries that you have no right to do so! Your arrogance offends me! From millions of your homeless and millions in poverty on top of lack of a health care and racism that abounds from your asshole president! Freedom my ass! Your own population lacks freedom..voter rights attacked…highest incarceration rates in the world and deadly firearm shootings that kill up to fifty people at a time? Your apology accepted dickhead!

          • David Nichols

            Can’t imagine why you think I give a shit if the likes of you are offended…in fact I consider it a virtue to offend nut jobs like Anthony Stein…
            Jealous much…?

          • Anthony Stein

            Jealous? Of what?! You have no virtue! A low life gringo like you will one day meet your karma and if you really do live in Mexico then maybe it will come from a local Mexican that you will no doubt insult in some manner! Assholes like you are a dime a dozen! Now fuck off!

          • David Nichols

            And if a trip around the world cost $10.00 you couldn’t get out of town…or your mothers basement..!
            Ahhh, at long last the Internet has an arbiter of virtue, who knew…?

          • Anthony Stein

            Yep! You got it! That is all you got gringo?? POS!

          • David Nichols

            Yawn…

          • Anthony Stein

            Goes around comes around! It will get you too asshole American!

  • Kool

    These tourist have no clue.. If security was not keeping the wolves at bay they would rape, kidnap and pillage your tan bikini self.

    • Anthony Stein

      Stupid comment! Stay home and freeze!

      • Kool

        The world is a big place. The equator is full of sun and beaches no need to go to crime ridden hell holes for warmth.

        Stay in hell and get extorted and murdered.

        • Anthony Stein

          Follow the equator around the globe and every beach has had crime and murders in each and every one of them! If you don’t like Mexico then don’t go! Millions of tourists haven’t had a problem and keep going back year after year! Take a pill and flake out!

  • Anthony Stein

    Travel Alert for the USA!! Take extreme caution in all major US cities and tourist areas due to unstable mentally ill people with too many guns followed by a unstable genius as their president!

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