August 22, 2022

Government Warns Americans of “Kidnapping Risk”

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Americans planning a trip to Mexico may want to reconsider.

The U.S. Department of State issued a travel advisory warning U.S. citizens that some areas of Mexico “have increased risk of crime and kidnapping.”

According to the State Department: “Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted. In many states, local emergency services are limited outside the state capital or major cities.”

“U.S. citizens are advised to adhere to restrictions on U.S. government employee travel. State-specific restrictions are included in the individual state advisories below. U.S. government employees may not travel between cities after dark, may not hail taxis on the street, and must rely on dispatched vehicles, including app-based services like Uber, and regulated taxi stands. U.S. government employees should avoid traveling alone, especially in remote areas.”

The State Department included specific warnings for each state in Mexico. Six states were designated as “Do Not Travel”: Colima, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Guerrero, and Zacatecas “due to crime and kidnapping.”

Officials advise U.S. citizens to reconsider traveling to another seven states for the same reasons: Baja California, Chihuahua, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, and Sonora.

Last weekend, the State Department issued a shelter-in-place advisory across five cities in Baja California due to gang activity.

“Transnational criminal organizations compete in the border area to establish narco-trafficking and human smuggling routes,” the department said. “Most homicides appeared to be targeted; however, criminal organization assassinations and territorial disputes can result in bystanders being injured or killed.”

Sources: The Hill | U.S. Department of State

6 comments on Government Warns Americans of “Kidnapping Risk”

  1. 2004done says:

    I can remember when enemies of the U.S. were the only ones to be worried about. Now that we have a leftist government, our allies pose almost as much kidnapping risk as own borders. Has trudy’s (trudeau) government begun welcoming kidnappers as much as biden’s yet?

  2. maxine says:

    gee, Mexico sounds a lot like liberal cities in the US. crime, and other dangers. so why not make the warning more blanket like don’t vacation in chicago, LA. sFran, etc. include Portalnd and parts of washington too.

  3. Von Potter says:

    THEY WALK AMONG US…….Border jumpers just waiting for the perfect victim…….We know who opened the gates for these fanatics to invade and how they love to cause chaos……..Calif. does nothing to those illegals that rape their girl friends babies , and then try to escape………they just put them in prison till those DEM/RINO’s turn them loose & put them back on the streets to cause more rapes to occur.

  4. abinico warez says:

    Went to mexico once – it was one huge open air toilet. There was more human
    feces all over that anything else.

  5. Suzie says:

    Yes, there are dangerous places in Mexico but Mexico is a huge country with many beautiful and safe cities. There are places I wouldn’t venture to in the U.S. because it is dangerous but I wouldn’t condemn the whole country.

  6. Don says:

    Duh!!! It’s always been that way in Mexico.

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