U.S. Consulate Officials Are Getting the Hell Up Outta Mexico
Matt | On 30, Aug 2010
Here’s another U.S. State Department travel warning you need to read before taking a much-needed getaway. You BETTER NOT THINK of heading to Monterrey, Mexico or mostly anywhere in Northern Mexico without extreme caution.
The city, at least 130 miles (215 km) southwest of the Texas border, landed on the warning list at the end of last week. The drug trafficking fight is getting out of control in the city, inching ever so close to schools and other places where children are vulnerable. The traffickers have been kidnapping people right out of hotels, blocking police access to certain parts of the city, and attacking customs and immigration posts.
I read this latest travel warning with my freshest WTF face and my mouth agape!
The core of the travel warning is focused on minor children of U.S. employees of the Consulate General in Monterrey. After September 10, minor children of Consulate employees will not be allowed in the area. The best solution the U.S. government has come up with is to get them all out of the area. The local authorities and military are not able to protect all areas of the city and schools. There are also bans against road travel for Consulate employees between the U.S. and several northern Mexico cities that are not along the border. These are smart and necessary moves.
Basically, Northern Mexico is off the chains with violence! This is a major drug route from Central and South America to the U.S. and points beyond. There have been major firefights all along the U.S. – Mexican border and deeper into the northern Mexican states for the past few years. The violence is only getting worse.
To put it in perspective, 2,600 people were killed in Cuidad Juarez in 2009. In Detroit, one of America’s most dangerous cities, that figure was 379. Many of the people killed in the Mexican violence are members of drug trade organizations. According to the travel warning, about 22,700 people have been killed in Mexico since 2006 due to drug-related violence.
In plain English, this means STAY YOUR ASS AWAY FROM NORTHERN MEXICO!!! There is nothing over there that important (other than family) that you need to be “touristy” and going to explore unnecessary sh*t. The cartels, coyotes, and whatever else lurks over there are packing serious heat and will put fire in that ass!
Now, run take that to the passport office!