Danger in Mexico: Tourists Warned Not to Go to These Places

The U.S. State Department warned tourists not to visit five states in Mexico because of the dangerous criminals and gangs there.

“Colima, Guerrero, Michoac√°n, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas have all been classified as a level 4 risk, the highest on the scale,” Erik Rosales of CBN reported. “That puts them at the same levels as conflict-ridden countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.”

In Guerrero, armed groups “frequently maintain roadblocks and may use violence towards travelers” according to the U.S. State Department.

Rosales said most of northern Mexico is under a level 3 warning, and that murder, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery is widespread.

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