- The United States Issues Travel Warning.
- The consulate warned that citizens should avoid going to Tamaulipas.
- The warnings came after a wave of violence broke out.
The United States consulate published warnings for citizens to avoid traveling to Tamaulipas, Mexico. The notices come after shootings broke out in the border state and the country’s government mentioned that it is safer to avoid that travel destination; the statement highlights the danger in Matamoros.
But, if an American citizen decides to travel and stay in the state belonging to Mexico, they must follow a couple of rules. According to the statement that was published, American citizens are asked to follow the curfew established and they must actively monitor their surroundings.
TRAVEL ADVISORY IS LAUNCHED
According to El Universal, the United States issued a travel warning for citizens who are considering visiting Matamoros, Tamaulipas. This news was released when there was a confrontation between the Mexican authorities and the armed criminal groups, which is why they ask that they avoid the border state.
Through a press release and social networks, the US authorities have mentioned that citizens must reconsider their decision to visit the Mexican state. In recent weeks there have been shootings between criminal groups and even constant threats to the inhabitants of that state.
US warns Mexico travel: Avoid traveling?
According to a tweet published by the US ConGen Tamaulipas account, American citizens were mentioned to avoid traveling to the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, after the constant clashes that have existed between criminal groups and Mexican authorities. In this message, the State Department asks “not to travel” to Matamoros.
“The State Department recommends that American citizens do not travel to the state of Tamaulipas for crimes and kidnappings. “Reads the tweet written by the account of the Consulate in Tamaulipas. The authorities ask citizens to avoid going through crimes such as kidnapping, robbery or even a shooting. Filed Under: US Warns Mexico Travel
The US warns Mexico travel: If you want to travel, you must follow certain rules
According to the statement published on the Consulate’s website, they explain that due to the clashes that have existed between groups associated with drug trafficking and the authorities, they fear that citizens who travel to that state will be affected. But, if the trip is imminent, they will have to follow certain rules like curfew.
“Following last night’s clashes between Mexican authorities and criminal armed groups, officials from the US consulate in Matamoros will restrict their movements to home, work, and US ports of entry. day and I know they will shelter in place between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am, ”the statement said. Filed Under: US Warns Mexico Travel
US warns Mexico trip: What actions should be taken?
Both in social networks, as in the press release published by the State page, citizens who travel to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, are asked to follow the different actions they recommend so that they can have a ‘safe stay’ in the Mexican state . Extreme precautions are requested, and always keep in touch.
“Assess your personal safety and movements in Matamoros. Monitor local news for updates, follow instructions from local officials, and in an emergency call 911. Avoid crowds. ”Are some of the suggestions for the United States Government to take. Filed Under: US Warns Mexico Travel
US Warns Mexico Travel: Keeping a Low Profile?
In one of the observations made by the consulate page, it is requested that citizens who travel to Tamaulipas must maintain a ‘low profile’ at the moment, this with the assurance that criminal groups will not have foreigners ‘located’ and it will be easier to go unnoticed. Likewise, they mentioned that they should be careful with the environment they visit.
Keep a low profile. Be careful of your surroundings. Review your personal safety plans. Contact the United States Consulate or Embassy if you need help. Mexico. Filed Under: US Warns Mexico Travel
Gulf Cartel leader assassinated in shootout: The confrontation for which the alert was applied
The governor of Tamaulipas Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca mentioned the boss of the Capo was wanted along with two other hitmen in Mexico and the United States. But it was the night of this Friday, October 22, when the leader of the cartel was shot dead in the shooting that left others dead and several wounded.
Among the victims are four dead people, among them the Gulf Cartel (CDG) boss and a civilian, in addition to the fact that there were two wounded and four detainees, it was the balance that was left on Friday night, where there were several clashes of criminals with the Police and the Mexican Army that occurred in the state of Tamaulipas, according to Efe.
The US warns Mexico trip: The death of the leader of the Gulf Cartel has left a great impact
The State Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace of Tamaulipas reported on the shooting that left both dead and wounded. The death of Ariel Treviño Peña, alias “El Tigre” has left a great impact on criminals, since he was one of the most wanted in the country for drug trafficking.
“According to intelligence data, he is located as head of hawks, leader of the Scorpiones operation of the Gulf Cartel, as well as Head of Plaza for the Nuevo Progreso area, which is considered a priority objective for the justice of Tamaulipas and of United States ”, confirmed the authority. Filed Under: US Warns Mexico Travel
How did the shooting start? which assassinates the leader of the Gulf Cartel
It is worth mentioning that “El Tigre” was among the most wanted where they even offered a reward for his capture, as reported by the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office and was also listed within the Security and Prosperity Campaign that the Tamaulipas government has and seven United States federal agencies.
It was around 9 at night when the local authorities at the time of patrolling, when they located some suspicious vehicles which they detained. The gunmen fled and made detonations against the security elements, even the members of the criminal group threw tire punches and blocked 15 points, according to ADN 40.
There were fires and blockades by criminals who assassinate the leader of the Gulf Cartel
The shooting registered on Friday night left some dead and injured, in addition to there were also some fires of blocked vehicles caused by criminals and panic among the population of the city of Matamoros, located in Tamaulipas and bordering the United States.
“An attack on military personnel and the State Police in the city of Matamoros was repelled, resulting in four arrests and three deaths, all members of the so-called Gulf Cartel,” said a statement from the State Coordination Group for Peacebuilding in Tamaulipas.
Vehicles seized in the shooting where the leader of the Gulf Cartel is murdered
An armored vehicle, four long guns, one of them caliber 50, and chargers were also seized. The authorities detailed that “during the events, a civilian died collaterally and two people were injured, who have already been discharged,” according to the Efe Agency.
A message on Twitter from the United States Consulate in Matamoros indicated that at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Friday, a confrontation with firearms began between security forces and members of the CDG and that they were reported in different parts of the city.
The images on social media were terrifying
During the persecution and clashes, citizens shared videos, photographs and reports of people lying on the floor in businesses, cinemas and shopping centers on social networks, while the detonations of firearms were heard.
In addition, images of burning vehicles were also circulated in the main avenues of the center, while the United States Consulate ordered its staff and its citizens who live in Matamoros to take shelter in safe places and avoid going out on the streets.
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