U.S. Consulate warns against travel to Mexico during Spring Break
Posted: March 7, 2013
Students at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College will be on Spring Break from Monday, March 11 to Saturday, March 16. The campus will be open for regular business.
The U.S. Consulate in Matamoros issued a security message on Thursday, February 21 warning Americans to defer non-essential travel to the northern area of Tamaulipas because of kidnappings and carjackings.
The U.S. Department of State continues to implement a travel warning issued in November 2012.
Americans have been victims of homicide, gun battles, kidnappings, carjackings and highway robberies in parts of Mexico due to ongoing activity by Transnational Criminal Organizations.
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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.