U.S. renews travel warning to Mexico

The United States Government renewed its travel alert to Mexico on 8 December 2016 following recent violence in the country and included detailed warnings for U.S. citizens who intend to visit any of Mexico’s 32 states (Debate, Forbes México). The travel alert replaced the April 2016 version and gave special mention to the risk of visiting the states of Sinaloa, Sonora, Coahuila, Chihuahua, and Guerrero, areas with a strong presence of criminal organizations linked to drug trafficking (Forbes México). Baja California, the State of México, and Tamaulipas were also included as areas where law enforcement is limited or does not exist. Mexican states listed without alerts include Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Mexico City, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatán, and Veracruz (Proceso).