Texas Warns Students Not to Spring Break in Mexico

The Department of Public Safety in Texas has urged students planning spring break vacations to skip Mexico.

In a statement, the department said the Mexican government has made great advances in fighting cartel violence in the country and the department commended the government’s commitment in the effort, however they noted it’s their responsibility to warn their citizens of risks and threats in travel.

“Based on the unpredictable nature of cartel violence and other criminal elements, the department urges people to avoid travel to Mexico at this time,” said Raul Munguia, police chief of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, to El Universal.

Munguia said that while places like Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, and Los Cabos are currently safe, there is no prediction of where cartel violence may occur under unpredictable situations. He cites the condition in Acapulco as to how rapid situations can change with cartel violence in the country.

The state issued their warnings based on the US Federal warnings released in December and reports of over 130 kidnappings of American citizens in Mexico over the last year.

The official clarified that the situation cannot be generalized for the entire country and that the Mexican government is committed to keeping foreigners safe.

26 Responses
  1. Absolutely ridiculous! Look for trouble in any country, state or city and of course you will find it, but what is this statement really saying? They want to keep the kids and their money in the state of Texas? Let’s face it, it always comes down to the almighty dollar. Senior trips alone have been traveling to PV for years.

  2. If it was not for the providers in Mexico the USA would be in difficulty. USA is the greatest, largest and most demanding of a constant supply of all manner of drugs. I have lived here (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico( longer than 7 years and never had a threat, attack or meaness. In the USA I was mugged, robbed and other such and often in my supposedly safe Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. The US govt ls intent on demonizing Mexico as the source of that nation’s great and growing druggy problem. Not so…the source is the people in those United States.

  3. connie munoz

    wow really I feel safer In Puerto Vallarta than my own home town, trouble is what you bring onto yourself…as long as you are good to the locals and not looking for drugs or trouble, you will have the time of your life, the beaches are wonderful, food amazing and great place to visit or live

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