Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nogales, Sonora named in new US travel warning

All of Mexico has problems, but the border towns are really no-go areas for tourists at this point. Public shootouts in shopping malls "during daylight hours". If at night it would still be OK to go there? Ha!

Nogales, Sonora named in new US travel warning By Brady McCombs
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.14.2008

The increasing levels of drug-related violence in Nogales, Sonora, has earned the Mexican border city a dubious distinction: it’s mentioned in a new travel warning issued by the U.S. Department of State alongside notoriously dangerous cities such as Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana and Nuevo Laredo.

Previous warnings have talked in general terms about precautions to take when traveling in Mexico along the U.S.-Mexican border region but did not single out any Sonoran city. This new warning mentions Nogales as one of the cities that have “recently experienced public shootouts during daylight hours in shopping centers and other public venues.”
It also mentions Route 15 between Nogales and Hermosillo as an area where “criminals have followed and harassed U.S. citizens traveling in their vehicles.”"


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