posted Apr 14, 2015, 9:18 AM by Ostermyr Elizabeth
updated Apr 14, 2015, 9:45 AM
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups in various Mexican states.
This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mexico, issued December 24, 2014, to update information about the security situation and to advise the public of additional restrictions on the travel of U.S. government (USG) personnel.
Gun battles between rival criminal organizations or with Mexican authorities have taken place in towns and cities in many parts of Mexico, and have occurred in broad daylight on streets and in other public venues, such as restaurants and clubs.
During some of these incidents, U.S. citizens have been temporarily prevented from leaving the area.
Of particular safety concern are casinos, sports books, or other gambling establishments and adult entertainment establishments.
By y-State Assessment - Baja California Sur: Cabo San Lucas and La Paz are major cities/travel destinations in the state of Southern Baja California – Exercise caution in the state capital of La Paz.
Baja California Sur registered its highest homicide rate since 1997. Many of these homicides occurred in La Paz, where there has been an increase in organized crime-related violence.
Unfortunately is the current count on murders in La Paz and greater La Paz area 83!! 83 people killed since past fall (2014)
US State Department Travel Warning Page