Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s getting more difficult to find a safe place to travel in Mexico.
The U.S State Department expanded its warning of non-essential travel to 14 states in northern and central Mexico.
Their warning back in April included 10 Mexican states.
The State Department says that U.S. citizens have recently fallen victim to drug-cartel related activity “including homicide, gun battles and kidnapping.” according to the State Department website.
The State Department says according to the most recent homicide figures published by the Mexican government, 47,515 people were killed in narcotics-related violence in Mexico between December 1, 2006 and September 30, 2011, with 12,903 narcotics-related homicides in the first nine months of 2011 alone.
While most of those killed in narcotics-related violence have been members of Transnational Criminal Organizations, innocent people have also been killed.
The number of U.S. citizens reported to the Department of State as murdered in…
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