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Travel Warning – Mexico's Northern Border

Canadians should stay away from the northern Mexican border, adjacent to the U.S., due to ongoing drug-trafficking violence, advises Foreign Affairs.


September 22, 2010

Canadians should stay away from the northern Mexican border, adjacent to the U.S., due to ongoing drug-trafficking violence, advises Foreign Affairs.

“Canadians travelling to Mexico should exercise a high degree of caution due to a deteriorating security situation in many parts of the country,” says a post on Foreign Affairs’ website containing information pertinent to incentive groups led by meeting and event planners.

“While major tourist areas such as the Yucatán Peninsula and Pacific resort areas have not been affected by the extreme levels of violence witnessed in the northern border region, it is highly advisable to travel to Mexico by air,” continues the post.

Furthermore, the post warns that “shootouts, attacks and illegal roadblocks may occur at any time.”

Recently, criminals have targeted vehicles for such crimes as carjacking and theft and in the states of Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, Baja California, Nuevo León and Durango, according to the post.

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