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Security Alert: Reports of Gunfire, Matamoros
October 23, 2021

U.S. Consulate General Matamoros


Gunfire has been reported between Mexican security forces and criminal groups in the vicinity of the following neighborhoods of Matamoros: Buena Vista, San Francisco, Valle Alto, and in the vicinity of Ave. Del Nino and Ave. Pedro Cardenez.

U.S. Consulate General Matamoros personnel have been instructed to shelter in place until further notice.

There are reports of illegal roadblocks throughout the city.  These could lead to additional violence in Matamoros. 


Actions to Take: 

Shelter in place. 

Monitor the local news for updates, follow directions from local officials, and in case of emergency, call 911. 

Avoid crowds.

Keep a low profile.        

Be aware of your surroundings. 

Review your personal security plans. 

Contact the U.S. Consulate or Embassy if you need assistance.


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