Be Extra cautious if taking excursions in Mexico ... surprised to see this new warning ..Mexico Travel Warning Updated; Cancun, Los Cabos Included
Aug 23, 2017 9:55am
The U.S. State Department has issued an updated travel warning for Mexico, warning of the risk of traveling to certain parts of the country due to criminal activities that include homicide, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery. The updated travel warning, which was released August 22, replaces an earlier travel warning issued December 8, 2016.
The State Department warns of three types of kidnapping: “traditional,” in which a victim is physically abducted and held for ransom; “express,” in which a victim his held for a short time and forced to withdraw money; and “virtual,” in which a victim is coerced by phone threats to provide phone numbers of family and friends, and then isolated until a ransom is paid. The State Department notes that hotel guests have been the targets of “virtual” kidnapping schemes. The State Department also warned that U.S. citizens have been murdered in carjackings and highway robberies, with victims stopped by roadblocks or being run off the road.