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Thursday, January 11, 2018

U.S. Travel Advisories, against travel to Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa or Tamaulipas

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

Subject Matter: US travel warnings
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Mathieu Tourliere
The Government of the United States today called for its citizens not to travel to Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas, or if there to leave soon, due to the high levels of criminality in these regions and added Mexico to its list of countries that must be visited " with major precaution".

In its platform for updated travel alerts, the State Department recommended that tourists reconsider their travel plans to 11 states in Mexico: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, State of Mexico, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora and Zacatecas, due to the "serious risks to security and integrity" that are there.

The US Foreign Ministry warned that violent crimes such as murder, kidnapping and robbery are widespread in Mexico and recommended its citizens take precautions in bars, clubs and casinos.

The country’s main tourism destinations — Cancún, the Mayan Riviera, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Mexico City — have no travel restrictions.

US officials are not allowed to travel to most of the Mexican municipalities that make up the metropolitan area of ​​Mexico City - from Ecatepec to Chalco - nor to the Lampoas de Zempoala, in Morelos.

 In Nuevo León, they only have the right to travel outside Monterrey during the day and at night they can not be found outside the municipalities of San Pedro Garza and Santa Catarina

In Tamaulipas, officials are subject to a "curfew" between midnight and six in the morning.The US government also banned travel of public servants throughout the state of Guerrero, including Acapulco.

In Jalisco, it limited the areas allowed to Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Chapala and Ajijic, and stressed that for "no reason" they can stop in the municipalities of La Barca or Ocotlán.Meanwhile, in Nayarit he only let them visit the regions of the Riviera, Santa María del Oro and Xalisco.

Regarding Tamaulipas, the State Department pointed out that "the activity of gangs, including shootings, is widespread"He added: "Armed criminal groups assault the buses of public and private passengers that cross the state and often take the passengers as hostages and ask for ransom.

Officials can not visit the Isthmus in Oaxaca either, while in Veracruz they are advised to stay in tourist areas.The US government formally prohibited US officials from "sponsoring" the table-dance and betting businesses in Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Jalisco, Nayarit, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas and Zacatecas.


  1. I have seen a lot of confusing articles regarding this. I was under the impression that
    parts of Mexico City were included, as well as different numerical orders of magnitude or ratings of the danger issues and advisories.
    Any more clarification on that ?

    1. Chilangos possibly missing out on making a profit, no way. Mexico city is the safest city in all of Mexico.

    2. I know, the thing is each media site or reporter picks and chooses. I will post the entire warning which has a break down of states and cities as well as the level of warning. I have to get it on scribd to capture it all. It is the longest/comprehensive warning I have ever seen. I will post it tomorrow.

  2. Post-apocalyptic wastelands.

    Tamaulipas = تاماوليباس

  3. What about an article on the slaughter in a restaurant in Cancun? Stupid move by some gang. No tourists, no income,and no extortion

  4. All these states mentioned are in conflict. You have cjng and templarios against la nueva familia michoacan and viagras. In sinaloa its beltranes and zetas against cartel de sinaloa and cartel de sinaloa against each other. In colima there's cds and la nueva familia against cjng. Tamaulipas is just everybody against everybody, zetas against cdg , cdg is against cdg and zetas against zetas too crazy

  5. Bottom line dont go to mexico right now but i do have an ex that id pay for his trip to guerrero or tamaulipas right now!:)

    1. 2:16 que pasó bato, que te hizo tu novio?

  6. There’s no mention of any Sinaloa towns or city.

    1. Somalia is always in the top three year by year

    2. 6:15 let me take a guess.. Everything is ok in Sinaloa, never any violence. The media is lying again (sarcasm)

    3. 6:15, 6:36, 6:35 you could report on your obsession,
      but you chose to suck like a new born calves...

  7. Guerrero- BLO splinter groups vs LFM remnants
    Chihuahua- NCDJ, CDJ vs CDS
    Sonora- BLO splinter groups (trinis) vs CDS
    Jalisco- CJNG vs CDS
    Nayarit- BLO splinter groups vs CJNG vs CDS
    Coahuila- Z vs CDN vs CDG vs CDS
    San Luis Potosi- Z vs CDG
    Zacatecas- Z vs CDN vs CDG & CDS
    Tamaulipas- Z vs CDN vs CDG
    Veracruz- Z vs CDN vs CJNG vs CDG vs CDS
    Colima- CJNG vs CDS
    Sinaloa- CDS vs BLO
    Durango- CDS vs Z splinter groups
    Michoacan- LFM vs CT vs CJNG vs LNFM

    1. Michoacan- la nueva famili and viagras against CT and cjng


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