U.S. gives highest travel warning for five Mexican states

The U.S. tells citizens not to travel to five Mexican states

Citizen police patrol streets in Guerrero, one of five Mexican states placed on a “do not travel” list by the U.S. State Department. (Jesus Eduardo Guerrero / AFP/Getty Images)

The State Department on Wednesday issued its highest-risk advisory against travel to five violence-ridden Mexican states. The Category 4 warning to Americans against visiting the northeastern border state of Tamaulipas, and the Pacific coast states of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, and Sinaloa, lumps Mexico in with such war-torn countries as Somalia, Afghanistan, and Syria. The advisory came after Mexico’s surging violence, fueled by a power struggle among drug cartels, left 22,409 people dead in the first 11 months of 2017, the most since the government started releasing crime data in 1997. Mexico as a whole received a Category 2 rating, as did the key tourist areas of Los Cabos and Cancun.

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