The United States issues a travel alert due to violence in Chiapas, Mexico – La Opinion

The United States issues a travel alert due to violence in Chiapas, Mexico – La Opinion



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The United States Embassy in Mexico issued a travel alert due to insecurity in Chiapas, state on the southern Mexican border that faces a wave of violence from organized crime and disputes between drug trafficking cartels.

The warning occurs “due to increasing violence and security concerns in Chiapas“, so American personnel have restrictions on traveling to the area, according to the information available on the Embassy’s official website.

The US Government delimited a danger area that includes most of the border between Chiapas and Guatemala from the Pacific coast to the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve. Also, it covers cities such as Netzahualcóyotl, Ocosingo, El Ocote, San Francisco Pujiltic and Mapastepec. Instead, it allows travel to Tapachula, the largest city on Mexico’s border with Central America.

“Monitor local media for updates and, in case of emergency, call 911. Review your personal safety plans and follow instructions from local authorities“, concludes the alert.

More than 100,000 girls, boys and adolescents were affected in 2023 in the state by the disputes of criminal groups, according to a report by the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico (REDIM) and the Network for the Rights of Children and Adolescences in Chiapas (REDIAS).

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