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Friday, April 8, 2011

Warden Message from U.S. Consulate General -Regarding Possible Threat to American Citizens in Mexico

The United States Consulates General in Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, and Monterrey advise American citizens that the U.S. government has received uncorroborated information that Mexican criminal gangs may intend to attack U.S. law enforcement officers or U.S. citizens in the near future in Tamaulipas, Nuevo León and San Luis Potosi.

This information is being distributed to all U.S. government employees in the three states. No other information is available. If more detailed information is developed, we will advise American citizens immediately

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's internet web site at where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found.

Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers from Mexico, a regular toll line at 001-202-501-4444.

These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Mexico are encouraged to enroll with the Embassy through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) via to obtain updated travel and security information. U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the Embassy or Consulates.

Enrollment is important; it allows the Embassy and the State Department to assist you in an emergency. Those enrollees who wish to receive updated travel and security information must provide an e-mail address as part of their enrollment.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens in Mexico, please contact the U.S. Embassy or the closest U.S. Consulate. The numbers provided below for the Embassy and Consulates are available around the clock.

The U.S. Embassy is located in Mexico City at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, telephone from the United States: 011-52-55-5080-2000; telephone within Mexico City: 5080-2000; telephone long distance within Mexico 01-55-5080-2000.

You may also contact the Embassy by e-mail at: The Embassy's internet address is

Consulates (with consular districts):

Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua): Paseo de la Victoria 3650, tel. (011)(52)(656) 227-3000.
Guadalajara (Nayarit, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, and Colima): Progreso 175, telephone (011)(52)(333) 268-2100.
Hermosillo (Sinaloa and the southern part of the state of Sonora): Avenida Monterrey 141, telephone (011)(52)(662) 289-3500.
Matamoros (the southern part of Tamaulipas with the exception of the city of Tampico): Avenida Primera 2002, telephone (011)(52)(868) 812-4402.
Merida (Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo): Calle 60 no. 338-K x 29 y 31, Col. Alcala Martin, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico 97050, telephone (011)(52)(999) 942-5700 or 202- 250-3711 (U.S. number).
Monterrey (Nuevo Leon, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, and the southern part of Coahuila): Avenida Constitucion 411 Poniente, telephone (011)(52)(818) 047-3100.
Nogales (the northern part of Sonora): Calle San Jose, Nogales, Sonora, telephone (011)(52)(631) 311-8150.
Nuevo Laredo (the northern part of Coahuila and the northwestern part of Tamaulipas): Calle Allende 3330, col. Jardin, telephone (011)(52)(867) 714-0512.
Tijuana (Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur): Tapachula 96, telephone 011)(52)(664) 622-7400.

All other Mexican states, and the Federal District of Mexico City, are part of the Embassy's consular district.

Consular Agencies:

Acapulco: Hotel Emporio, Costera Miguel Aleman 121 - Suite 14, telephone (011)(52)(744) 484-0300.
Cabo San Lucas: Blvd. Marina local c-4, Plaza Nautica, col. Centro, telephone (011)(52)(624) 143-3566.
Cancún: Plaza Caracol two, second level, no. 320-323, Boulevard Kukulcan, km. 8.5, Zona Hotelera, telephone (011)(52)(998) 883-0272 or, 202-640-2511 (a U.S. number).
Cozumel: Plaza Villa Mar en el Centro, Plaza Principal, (Parque Juarez between Melgar and 5th ave.) 2nd floor, locales #8 and 9, telephone (011)(52)(987) 872-4574 or 202-459-4661 (a U.S. number).
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo: Hotel Fontan, Blvd. Ixtapa, telephone (011)(52)(755) 553-2100.
Mazatlán: Playa Gaviotas #202, Zona Dorada, telephone (011)(52)(669) 916-5889.
Oaxaca: Macedonio Alcala no. 407, interior 20, telephone (011)(52)(951) 514-3054, (011) (52)(951) 516-2853.
Piedras Negras: Abasolo #211, Zona Centro, Piedras Negras, Coah., Tel. (011)(52)(878) 782-5586.
Playa del Carmen: "The Palapa," Calle 1 Sur, between Avenida 15 and Avenida 20, telephone (011)(52)(984) 873-0303
Puerto Vallarta: Paradise Plaza, Paseo de los Cocoteros No. 85 Sur, Interior Local L-7, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, telephone (011)(52)(322)222-0069 and (011)(52)(322)223-3301. For after hours emergencies (011)(52)(332)268-2145.
Reynosa: Calle Monterrey #390, Esq. Sinaloa, Colonia Rodriguez, telephone: (011)(52)(899) 923-9331.
San Luis Potosi: Edificio "Las Terrazas", Avenida Venustiano Carranza 2076-41, Col. Polanco, telephone: (011)(52)(444) 811-7802/7803.
San Miguel de Allende: Dr. Hernandez Macias #72, telephone (011)(52)(415) 152-2357 or (011)(52)(415) 152-0068.

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  1. dolly said :

    give me a break, don't you have bad people, narcos, etc.. at the U.S.A.
    come on,,they are everywhere, they could live even across your house... they are only scarying the USA people..

  2. Whew glad that Juarez isn't on that list, last post is right I would feel safer at midnight on the streets of Monterrey than Santa Ana.

  3. Just a matter of time before tourists are killed or held for randsom or other deals.

  4. Hola Ovemex!
    Yesterday I discovered there were TWO Warden messages from the US department of state, security bureau released on Friday about Bus/Vehicle travel in Tamps. One I posted in forum with what little info I could find yesterday. But:



    He may well be one of the dead. It just happened, but only one release from the state department speaks of it, they speak of the 3 incidents but not this guy. I can't find name, age, home town...NADA.

    Strange...I posted the link in forum...any other info?

  5. FoxNews just reported that the warning has been rescinded. Authorities are quoted as saying they had relied upon "bad info".

  6. Whoops. The portion rescinded refers to the uncorroborated threats against US agents and civilians in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon and San Luis Potosi.

  7. 11:16 Do you live in or near either city? What newspaper do you read for news about Santa Ana? Where do you get your news for Monterrey? How many mass graves have been discovered in Santa Ana? How many grenade attacks have been made on the SAPD?

    If you feel safer anywhere in Mexico you should not trust your feelings. It is simply not a fact.


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