US Advises Citizens: Avoid Visiting These Five Mexican States

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The United States Department on Wednesday issued a travel advisory where it warned tourists to completely avoid five Mexican states - due to increasing crime and gang activity.

"The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas", the advisory read.

This announcement includes places in the states of Colima, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas and Guerrero at the same warning level as war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, the report said. But on Wednesday, an additional 11 states got a level-3 rating, placing half of the North American country under level-3 or 4 warnings.

Mexico as a whole was given a Category 2 rating, with citizens implored to "exercise increased caution".

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Most of northern Mexico, including the border states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Sonora as well as Durango, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, are under level 3 warnings.

The state of Baja California Sur, which has seen a rise in violence because of an ongoing territorial dispute between the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation drug cartels, retained a Level 2 "exercise increased caution" classification.

The advisory delivered a stark reminder of the formerly ritzy seaside resort city Acapulco fall from grace.

The violence also spread to some popular tourist areas previous year, like Quintana Roo, a state in Mexico's southeast that had several resort areas, and 134 homicides were registered in the state until August 2017.

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"The U.S. Department of State today confirmed that major worldwide tourism destinations in Mexico are safe", the Mexico Tourism Board said in a statement issued Wednesday.

The statement also mentioned that the crime statistics and violence used for the evaluation "are not related to incidents that directly affected foreign visitors".

Esponda said local officials and tourism operators are investing in increased security, including camera systems and the construction of a new marine base.

In a statement, Mexico's Tourism Ministry noted that more than 28 of its most popular tourism destinations for global travelers have no restrictions.

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"We are going to keep working very hard in 2018 to make sure that Los Cabos continues as a safe destination", said Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board.

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