Monday, August 27, 2012

U.S. State Dept. issues Guadalajara warning

As a result of narco blockades throughout Jalisco state on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26, the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara issued the following warning yesterday:

"Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:
Heightened Alert Status in Jalisco and Colima
Date: August 26, 2012

"The State of Jalisco continues to maintain a heightened alert status in response to recent illegal blockades. The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara has advised its employees to stay close to home, avoid intercity travel, and continue to follow the local media for additional information. At this time, U.S. Government employees have also been advised to take extra precautions when travelling to/from the airport in Guadalajara. The Consulate recommends that all American citizens take similar precautions and be vigilant to news reports regarding events in the states of Jalisco and Colima until the situation returns to normal."

The State Dept. has issued several previous warnings for U.S. citizens living or traveling in Mexico this year, including a nation-wide alert in June after a group of high-ranking Zeta money launderers was arrested in Oklahoma.

June 12: U.S. State Dept. issues Mexico-wide alert, warning of "anti-American violence"
June 13: Feds bust Los Zeta money washers in U.S.

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