The United States issued a new Travel Warning for Mexico on August 15, 2014, replacing the previous warning issued on January 9. The update is meant to inform U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico about the current security situation and increased travel restrictions placed on U.S. government personnel. The updated Travel Warning was necessary because of an increase in kidnappings in Mexico, according to the U.S. State Department citing Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior’s statistics. Americans are also targeted for crimes, including murder, assault, and carjacking, according to the update.
American citizens and other nationalities traveling to Mexico should carefully read the updated U.S. State Department Travel Warning before visiting the country. It is important to have a general understanding of Mexico’s security situation and recommended crime-prevention techniques.
However, crime rates are not uniform throughout the country, and so it is…
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