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.
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Great….keep Texans in Texas!
MEXICANS SHOULD WARN MEXICANS THEY COULD GET KILLED BY POLICE IN THE US………, MR MUNGUIA
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.
Clearly, the Texas Government is an extremely large, festering, rectal orifice. Stupid, ill informed people.
Texans are apparently not the brightest people on earth.
morelikely to get shot by an open carry guy in Texas than in Puerto vallarta mexico
Mexico doesn’t need anyone from Texas to show up! There are millions of others in line!
but doesnt spring break mean get completely piss drunk and then shout rape or something along that line…mexico or anywhere else will be the same
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.
Or at the very least send them to Cancun. Puerto Vallarta is better off without them.
Who wants Texans here anyway. A Gov who is dumber than dirt and an execution everyday or so. What a culture.
that’s ok, I live in PV, not anxious to see a bunch of drunk teenagers.
We have been visiting PV as a family each Jan/Feb for the past 12 years, we love it there! What is it like to live there year round?
Good. I won’t have to spend my time at the beach yelling at kids to take their trash with them at the end of the day!
Omg, this is just crazy!!!
Spring breakers ignore the warnings. Stay away from Juarez or El Paso go to the beach. PV or Mazatlan even Cancun or Cabo. All good there.
good, most american student spring breakers are obnoxious travelers. stay there. leave us alone.
And to Brian I say…Amen and Amen. Mexican teens just do not behave here as U>S> teens do at all the resorts they plague.
i find them rude, arrogant. “entitled” and a lot are terrible racists and don’t even see it.
I see a lot of them being very disrespectful to people and their surroundings. They do not help the economy that much and probably better off staying in their home country.
Bola de idiotas, obvio quieren que se quede todo el dinero en USA
Its mostly to warn locals to take care of business, meaning take care of tourist or they won’t come back….Danger is everywhere…
They just want to keep the $$$ in the USA – that sums it up.
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
Again?????This comes up every year!
In fact, this is the sixth year in a row they issued this warning.