Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mexican government advises traveling in convoys - and in the daylight

ARROYO SECO, Jalisco, Mexico - Today's Los Angeles Times carried a story about warning issued by the Mexican government, telling Mexicans returning from the U.S. - and any one traveling in Mexico - to be extra cautious on the highways and travel in convoys.

Mexican Marines search a vehicle in the city of Puebla

Convoys? Yes, convoys.

The story said the government is offering armed escorts for such groups, including the military. In cases where people say they don't want an escort, the government says it can monitor travelers to ensure they get to their destinations safely.

Today's Los Angeles Times story comes just days after the U.S. Consultate General issued a stern warning about driving through Tepic, north of Puerto Vallarta. LINK: Trouble in Tepic

The photo on the right ran in today's LA Times. Here is a link to the story: Convoy, daylight travel in Mexico urged

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