Posted April 17, 2015 by & filed under Blog.

The U.S. Department of State has updated its travel warning for Americans planning to travel to Mexico, advising travelers that risks still exist in Mexico, including in Matamoros and Reynosa.

In the revised travel warning issued this week, Americans are encouraged to defer all non-essential travel to Tamaulipas, Mexico, because some have “been the victims of violent crimes,” such as carjackings, kidnappings and armed robberies. A Dec. 24 travel warning also indicated that Americans “have been the target” of such crimes.

The State Department claims there are risks in traveling in the cities of Matamoros, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo and Tampico — all in Tamaulipas — because of ongoing violence due to organized criminal groups.

SOURCE: The Brownsville Herald

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Read More: U.S. Passports & International Travel / US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs