Texas DPS, University, federal government continues to monitor conditions in Mexico
Posted: Friday, December 17, 2010
The Texas Department of Public Safety has urged all Texans to avoid traveling to Mexico during the holidays. The department has received information that drug cartel-related violence continues along the U.S.-Mexico border and in tourist destinations like Acapulco, Cancun and Mazatlan.
The U.S. Department of State continues to implement a travel warning issued in September asking Americans to defer travel plans to the Mexican states of Michoacán and Tamaulipas and portions of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango and Sinaloa because of continued drug cartel violence.
Click here to read more about the State Department’s travel warning.
Click here to read a Mexico Security Update compiled by the State Department.
The university has a campus safety and security webpage. Click here to find the latest local, state and national statistics and information.
The University of Texas System continues to direct its nine academic and six health institutions to recall students, staff and faculty participating in university-sponsored programs in the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Baja California and Durango.
The University’s top objective is to ensure the safety of the campus community. University leaders continue to monitor the situation, meet to study plans to keep the campus safe and continue to work with local, county and federal law enforcement agencies to monitor conditions.