Reward Offered in Exchange for Information on the Attack at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara

Up to $20,000 Reward Offered in Exchange for Information Leading to the Identification and Arrest of the Individual or Group Responsible for the Attack at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with other U.S. and Mexican law enforcement partners, are seeking the public’s assistance in learning the identity of the individual or group ...
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U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulates General in Mexico Closed to the Public December 5

U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulates General in Mexico Closed to the Public December 5 for National Day of Mourning   The Embassy, U.S. Consulates General, and U.S. Consular Agencies in Mexico will be closed for normal business on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 per an executive order issued by the President of the United ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara Event:  Security Incident at U.S. Consulate General At approximately 11:00 pm on Friday, November 30, a security incident occurred at the U.S. Consulate General compound.  No one was injured and there was minimal damage to the structure. Mexican and U.S. authorities are investigating and strengthening the security posture around the Consulate ...
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U.S. Embassy Mexico City and U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara

Location:  Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco States Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens of a tropical disturbance currently located about 400 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.  While current winds are not conducive to further development, shower activity associated with the disturbance is forecast to move toward southwestern Mexico today, November 28, through Thursday, November ...
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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City (October 24, 2018) – Remnants of Tropical Depression Willa

Location: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Colima, and Baja California. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the remnants of tropical depression Willa continue to move in a north/northeast direction overland after making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane last night. The storm is currently located over the states of Durango and ...
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Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Mexico City

Location: Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Durango, Coahuila, Chihuahua. Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Willa is located less than 100 miles southwest of Puerto Vallarta and moving in a northerly direction. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for San Blas to Mazatlán while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Playa ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy, Mexico

Location:  Baja California Peninsula, Sonora, and Chihuahua Event:  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Sergio is forecast to generate dangerous surf conditions across much of the of Baja California Peninsula as well as heavy rainfall in the central Baja California Peninsula, Sonora, and along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tropical storm conditions are expected in ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico (October 9, 2018)

Location: Baja California Peninsula and Sonora Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Sergio is forecast to generate dangerous surf conditions across much of the of Baja California Peninsula as well as heavy rainfall in northern Baja California Sur and Sonora. Swells generated by Sergio will begin to affect much of the Baja ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places.  Don’t wait; return your voted ballot right away!  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (August 20, 2018)

Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez has reviewed its July 13 personnel restriction to the downtown area of Ciudad Juarez.  Because the higher rates of homicides during daylight hours that prompted that determination have not decreased, the restriction will continue until further notice.  Any travel by U.S. government personnel to ...
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U.S. Embassy Mexico City Upcoming Event Alert for U.S. Citizens: Construction Next to U.S. Embassy Mexico City

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens about construction happening next to the Embassy in Mexico City, located on 305 Reforma Ave., Colonia Cuauhtemoc.  On August 18, 19, 25 and 26, and September 1, 2, and 3, a large crane will be used to place heavy machinery on the roof of the building under construction.  Rio ...
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Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (August 15, 2018) Locations:  Areas including, but not limited, to: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Empalme, Sonora, Mexico Event:  This is an update to the Alert released on July 31.  Due to ongoing violent criminal activity and police action in San Carlos, Guaymas, and ...
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Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Hermosillo, Mexico (July 31, 2018) Locations:  Areas including, but not limited, to: San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Empalme, Sonora, Mexico Event:  Due to recent violent criminal activity and ongoing police action in San Carlos, Guaymas, and Empalme, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to the ...
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Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez

Security Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez (July 13, 2018) Location:  Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Event:  Because of a marked increase in homicides throughout Ciudad Juarez, including an increase in shootings in the highly frequented downtown area during daylight hours, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to downtown Ciudad Juarez without advance permission from ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana

Location:  Southern Baja California Sur from Santa Fe to La Paz, including Cabo San Lucas Event:  Tropical Storm Bud is expected to continue moving north along the western coast of Mexico toward the Baja Peninsula.  The Mexican Metrological Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for southern Baja California Sur from Santa Fe to La Paz, ...
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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico

Location:  West Coast of Mexico Event:  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Hurricane Bud is expected to continue moving north along the western coast of Mexico. The Mexican Metrological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the west coast of Mexico from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes.  Hurricane Bud is expected to produce rainfall amounts of three to six ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Location for the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo

On May 14, the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo moved to a new location.  Our new address is Paseo Colon, 1901, Colonia Madero, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 88260.  From May 14-21, the Consulate’s American Citizen Services (ACS) section will offer emergency ACS services only. Routine ACS and visa services will resume on May 21. For ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 16, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: As a result of recent incidents in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Mexican municipal, state, and federal entities have put into place new security procedures in tourist areas. Effective immediately, U.S. government personnel are permitted to travel to all parts of Playa del Carmen. Effective ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 9, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event:  Due to an ongoing security threat, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is revising its travel restrictions to Playa del Carmen for U.S. government personnel.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel to Centro, Calica, Gonzalo Guerrero, Quintas del Carmen, and Villas del Carmen neighborhoods of Playa del ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 7, 2018 Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico Event: On March 7, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Effective immediately, U.S. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice. The U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Date: March 7, 2018 Location:  Mexico – Countrywide Event: Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens visit Mexico during Spring Break.  While the vast majority of travelers have safe and enjoyable trips, Spring Break travel can sometimes include unforeseen problems such as the following: Medical Emergencies: An illness or accident could result in the need to ...
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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

FACT SHEET                 January 10, 2018 On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how we share information with U.S. travelers. These improvements will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. Under the new system, every country will have a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Restrictions Lifted in Nuevo Casas Grandes

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Restrictions Lifted in Nuevo Casas Grandes December 20, 2017 U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez alerts all U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are no longer prohibited from traveling to the Nuevo Casas Grandes/Paquime region in the state of Chihuahua.  All U.S. government personnel ...
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U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in Nuevo Casas Grandes   December 6, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez alerts all U.S. citizens that due to recent security incidents in and around Nuevo Casas Grandes, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to the Nuevo Casas Grandes/Paquime region until December 20, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Criminal Activity in the Area around San Blas and Tepic, Nayarit September 29, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara alerts all U.S. citizens that due to increased violence and cartel activity in the state of Nayarit, the Consulate is extending its September 15, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Pilar

The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Depression Eighteen-E is now Tropical Storm Pilar, affecting the area from Playa Perula northward to El Roblito, including the Islas Marias. Tropical storm force winds, large swells, and very heavy rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. The Mexican government has issued a ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico September 19, 2017 The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Mexico that a 7.1 earthquake occurred in Mexico that has affected Mexico City, the state of Puebla, and other outlying areas. The epicenter was located near the Puebla state town of ...
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Increased Violence in the City of San Blas, Nayarit

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Violence in the City of San Blas, Nayarit September 15, 2017   There are recent reports of increased violence and cartel activity in the city of San Blas, Nayarit.  Effective immediately, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travel within a 10km (6 mi) radius ...
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U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco Resumed Operations

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco resumed normal operations, today, September 15. Per the security message sent on September 14, the U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco was closed on September 14 due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max. Other information: See the  State Department’s travel website for the  Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Mexico . ...
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Temporary Closure of U.S. Consular Agency Acapulco

The U.S. Consular Agency in Acapulco will be closed today, September 14, due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Max.   Hurricane Max is expected to make landfall today, Thursday, September 14, near Acapulco.  The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Warning for the southwest coast of Guerrero, Mexico from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado. Maximum sustained ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Katia

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Katia September 7, 2017   The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Katia is expected to strengthen and should approach the Eastern coast of Mexico by early Saturday morning, September 9.  The National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Hurricane Warning for parts ...
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Tropical Storm Lidia

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens Tropical Storm Lidia August 31, 2017 The U.S. Consulates General in Tijuana and Hermosillo caution U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Lidia is causing conditions to deteriorate across Southern Baja California Sur as it moves toward and over the Baja Peninsula. Ports, public transportation, businesses, and schools in Mazatlán and Baja ...
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Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States

U.S. Embassy Mexico City Security Message for U.S. Citizens Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States August 30, 2017   The U.S. Embassy advises its citizens in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero States to avoid the vicinity of expected demonstrations held by teachers, students, and other groups scheduled to begin September 1, 2017.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen-E in Baja Sur

The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that as of 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for a potential tropical storm.  Strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and the system could become a hurricane by Thursday or Friday.  The disturbance is expected to become a tropical ...
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Tropical Storm Watch for northeastern Tamaulipas

The U.S. Consulate General Matamoros cautions U.S. citizens that the National Hurricane Center along with the Mexican Meteorological Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for northeastern Tamaulipas, including the cities of Matamoros and San Fernando. Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to strengthen and make landfall as a hurricane near Baffin Bay, Texas the evening of Friday, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Franklin

August 8, 2017   The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to strengthen during the evening of Tuesday, August 8 through Wednesday, August 9 as the storm leaves the Yucatan peninsula and moves over the Bay of Campeche. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) along with the Mexican Metrological Service have ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7)

August 7, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Merida continues to monitor Tropical Storm Franklin (Tropical Cyclone 7) and cautions U.S. citizens that the storm is expected to strengthen and should move over the Yucatan Peninsula this evening, Monday, August 7. The Government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch from Chetumal north to Punta Allen ...
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Security Message:  Violence in Western Chihuahua

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message:  Violence in Western Chihuahua June 29, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that drug trafficking conflicts have recently grown more violent in the western region of the state of Chihuahua.  There is a likelihood of additional violence among drug cartels in the areas of Palomas, Janos, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Dora

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Dora is expected to produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Swells generated by Dora are currently affecting portions of the coast of southwest Mexico and by Tuesday, June 27, parts of the coast of the southern Baja California peninsula will be affected. Dora is projected to ...
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Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017 – Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical storm Beatriz

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical storm Beatriz is expected to strengthen and should approach or move over the Pacific coast of Mexico on Friday, June 2. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the Pacific coast of Mexico from Salina Cruz to Puerto Escondido. Maximum sustained winds ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events Tijuana cartels have made threats of violence against “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in narco corridos, or songs celebrating criminal exploits—and music venues host them. Each band tends to be associated with a particular cartel; therefore, they are viewed as ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens-Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events-Tijuana

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana-Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution at Bandas Gruperas Music Events March 17, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana informs U.S. citizens that in the past two months, drug trafficking organizations have made a number of threats of violence against music venues that are hosting “bandas gruperas”—music groups which specialize in ...
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U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message: Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex Travel Restriction

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez Security Message: Plaza Portales Entertainment Complex Travel Restriction February 10, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez has placed the entire “Plaza Portales” restaurant and entertainment complex located at the intersection of Bulevar Tomas Fernandez and Calle de los Portales off limits for United States government personnel.  This restriction ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations at Ciudad Juarez-El Paso Border Crossings

Demonstrations at Ciudad Juarez-El Paso Border Crossings June 23, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez informs U.S. citizens of expected demonstrations, beginning at 12:00 noon MDT, at the following locations: Zaragoza-Isleta bridge cargo lanes; Bridge of the Americas—Cordova—cargo lanes; and Paso del Norte—Santa Fe Street bridge Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations and Fuel Shortages in Chihuahua City

  Demonstrations and Fuel Shortages in Chihuahua City June 22, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez informs U.S. citizens of continued anti-government demonstrations in the central area of the city of Chihuahua.  According to local media reports, protests are occurring outside the Governor’s Palace, and arrests and damage to property have been reported. Additionally, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca

Mass Demonstrations in Oaxaca June 21, 2016   Mass demonstrations have occurred regularly in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Some of the recent demonstrations have turned violent.  Protestors have blocked major highways to and from the city of Oaxaca.  Due to these blockades, trucks are unable to enter the city and some areas are experiencing food and fuel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hospitals in Los Cabos Area

In recent years, the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana has received numerous complaints from U.S. citizens regarding health-care facilities in Los Cabos.  As a result, the U.S. Consulate encourages its staff and official visitors to Los Cabos to refrain from using medical facilities that do not appear on the Consulate’s publicly available list of hospitals . On April 19, 2016, ...
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Security Message: U.S. Consulate General Monterrey Lifts April 1 Travel Restrictions

April 27, 2016 — The U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey has lifted its April 1, 2016 security-related restriction for travel outside the Monterrey metropolitan area for U.S. Government personnel.  For general information about travel within Mexico, we encourage U.S. citizens to review the Travel Warning .   We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Consulate General Monterrey restricts travel for U.S. Government personnel Due to a potential security threat to its employees, the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey has instructed U.S. Government personnel to avoid traveling outside the Monterrey metropolitan area until further notice. The U. S. Consulate General in Monterrey strongly advises all U.S. citizens residing or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police action against unauthorized taxis at Monterrey’s Airport

January 22, 2016 The United States Consulate General in Monterrey is aware of press reports, which indicate that law enforcement officials are levying fines and impounding vehicles of unauthorized taxi services, including Uber vehicles, arriving at the General Mariano Escobedo International Airport.  Passengers have been required to disembark from vehicles and obtain an authorized taxi ...
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