State Department Issues Travel Warning For Mexico
The U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning Tuesday for Americans traveling to certain parts of Mexico.
The advisory cautions citizens to avoid traveling to certain locations due to increased criminal activity.
Areas such as Baja California Sur, where the popular tourist destination Cabo San Lucas is, and Quintana Roo, where Cancun and Riviera Maya are located, have seen a spike in homicide rates this year.
“U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery in various Mexican states,” the travel advisory states. The advisory notes that resort areas and tourist destinations in the country don’t typically have the same level of drug-related violence and crime seen in other parts of the country.