State Department Restricts Diplomat Travel in Mexico, Warns U.S. Citizens

FOX News, 7/22/2010

As cartel-fueled violence escalates in Mexico, the State Department has issued an extensive travel advisory warning U.S. citizens to exercise “extreme caution” in the northern part of the country and informing diplomats and their families that certain cross-border travel has been banned.

The eight-page advisory released last week outlined a host of dangers for U.S. travelers and residents in Mexico — firefights, carjackings, kidnappings and more. The State Department said that as of last Thursday, mission employees and their families for the most part are forbidden from driving across the U.S.-Mexico border en route to or from any post inside Mexico.

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