Mexico Too Risky For Spring Break - Texas Officials Say
Texas officials say, Mexico too risky for spring break. Due to safety concerns, local authorities in the state of Texas have warned citizens of the United States not to travel to Mexico over the spring break vacations.
Those who travel into Mexico have a significant danger of becoming embroiled in drug cartel-related violence, as stated by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). This follows the abduction of four persons from the United States soon after they crossed the border a week ago.
Two of them were put to death, while the other two were not harmed in any way and were allowed to escape. It has been claimed that three American women went missing when they were in Mexico selling clothing at a market. The expedition took place in Mexico. The excursion occurred more than two weeks ago at this point.
Around the beginning of this month, a drug cartel was responsible for the kidnapping of four Americans who were in Matamoros, Mexico. Two of the Americans were later found dead. A Mexican onlooker was one of the people who lost their life in the shooting.
The cartel responsible has since apologized and turned over its own gunmen to police. A letter left with the cartel gunmen, who had been left on the roadside, accused them of acting "under their own decision-making and lack of discipline" as well as supposedly breaking cartel rules over "protecting the lives of the innocent".
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The "Scorpion Group," a splinter faction of the powerful Gulf Cartel, signed it. Mexican authorities believe the gang members mistook the Americans for rivals and opened fire on them as they attempted to flee.
The incident has the potential to deteriorate relations between the two countries. A Republican senator has urged President Joe Biden's administration to allow US troops to cross the border to fight the drug cartels.
The suggestions were termed "arrogant" by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. According to the government in the United States, two sisters from Texas and a friend have not been seen since they crossed the border into Mexico one month ago in order to sell clothes at a flea market.
During several days of radio quiet, the husband of one of the women contacted the Texas authorities to report that his wife and her friend had vanished.
The authorities have highlighted high levels of violence and crime in some regions of Mexico, including drug trafficking, kidnapping, and robbery, as the reason for their concerns.
The U.S. State Department has also issued a travel advisory for Mexico, warning travelers to exercise increased caution due to crime and kidnapping. The advisory notes that some areas of Mexico have higher levels of crime than others, and that violent crimes, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, are common.
Despite these warnings, many students still choose to travel to Mexico for spring break. It's important for travelers to research the areas they plan to visit, stay in well-lit and populated areas, and avoid carrying large amounts of cash or valuables.
It's also a good idea to stay informed about local news and to be aware of any travel advisories or warnings issued by government officials.