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U.S. Extends Travel Warning to Mexican Locations Over Crime

Mexico City, April 29 (PL-RHC)-- The State Department of the United States updated its travel warning to its nationals seeking to travel to Mexico and included eight municipalities of the State of Mexico.

According to the U.S. State Department, those municipalities register high levels of crime and insecurity caused by organized crime groups. "Be careful in the State of Mexico. Many areas of the state have seen high levels of crime and insecurity, organized criminal groups expanded their activities from the states of Guerrero and Michoacan," says the alert.

The municipalities include Ecatepec, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Coacalco, La Paz, Valle de Chalco Solidaridad, Chalco, Ixtapaluca and Tlatlaya.

Such list was updated in a statement released on April 16th in which Washington warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to various areas in 20 Mexican states.

The municipalities excluded from the alert are the Federal District, Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Yucatán, Tlaxcala, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro and Quintana Roo.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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