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State Department Warns Americans Not To Travel To Five Mexican States

The highest-level alert cites deadly violence and widespread crime. The frequency of attacks has "limited the U.S. government's ability to provide emergency services to citizens."
Mexican journalist Javier Valdez lies on the street after he was shot dead in Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 15, 2017. The U.S. State Department is telling Americans to completely avoid five Mexican states because of rising crime and violence. Source: FERNANDO BRITO

The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to travel to five Mexican states, issuing a "do not travel" advisory.

"Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery,

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