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U.S. Department of State recommends avoiding Mexican casinos and adult entertainment establishments

posted Apr 14, 2015, 10:25 AM by Hernan Cortes   [ updated Apr 14, 2015, 10:27 AM ]
Policía Federal Preventiva
According to an report in El Universal Newspaper/website does the U.S. recommend avoiding Mexican casinos. At least that's in the headline. In reality did the U.S. Department of State issue yesterday a travel warning replacing the December warning.
The U.S. Department of State warned American citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country.
According to the latest travel warning casinos, sports books, or other gambling and adult entertainment establishments are "of particular safety concern".
It added that 81 U.S. citizens were murdered in Mexico in 2013 and 100 more last year, and that "more than 130 kidnappings of U.S. citizens were reported to the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Mexico between January and November of 2014."

This report refers to data from 2013 - 2014. While in the State-by-State assessment Baja California Sur is specifically named listing Cabo San Lucas and La Paz one can expect it does not include the rescent events (shooting, murder, hand grenades at Malecon in La Paz) and also does not take in count the wave of killings occuring since fall of 2014 with the current count by local news paper "El Sudcaliforniano" in police report section stands at 83 murder victims in La Paz and surrounding.