Travel Advisory

U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Mexico should exercise caution when in unfamiliar areas and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Violence by criminal elements affects many parts of the country, urban and rural, including border areas.

U.S. citizens should make every attempt to travel on main roads during daylight hours, particularly the toll (cuota) roads, which are generally more secure. It is preferable for U.S. citizens to stay in well-known tourist destinations and tourist areas of the cities with more adequate security, and provide an itinerary to a friend or family member not traveling with them. U.S. citizens should refrain from displaying expensive-looking jewelry, large amounts of money, or other valuable items.

During violent demonstrations or law enforcement operations, U.S. citizens are reminded to remain in their homes or hotels, avoid large crowds, and avoid the downtown and surrounding areas.

Yet another Security Advisory in Mexico from the U.S. Embassy, just days after the Virginia Tech massacre.

Three persons were killed this afternoon in a Kansas City shopping mall. Former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun was mugged this weekend outside of her Chicago home.

Starbucks, Target and a state technical university don’t seem like such safe places these days.

Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer thinks the U.S. has reached the point where it should bag the travel warnings for foreign countries – or at the very least, include itself in those warnings. Read on.

The New Zealand Herald reported that foreign tourists fear U.S. officials more the terrorists or criminals.

Something’s sadly wrong. And RFID-enabled passports, fingerprinting all ten fingers and all ten toes of visitors, and building a wall along the southern border aren’t the answer.

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