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Alert: U.S. Consulate General Matamoros, Mexico (March 3, 2023)
March 3, 2023

Location: Matamoros, Mexico


Event: The U.S. Consulate Matamoros has received reports of police activity occurring in the vicinity of Calle Primera and Lauro Villar in connection to a shooting. Media reports indicate that one individual has been killed. U.S. government employees have been instructed to avoid the area until further notice. The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that Tamaulipas is classified as Level 4: Do Not Travel in the State Department’s travel advisory for Mexico.


Actions To Take:

  •        Avoid the area.
  •        Be aware of your surroundings.
  •        Seek shelter if needed.
  •        Monitor local media for updates and in case of emergency, call 911.
  •        Review your personal security plans and follow the instructions of local authorities.



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