U.S. consulate issues travel warning for Nogales

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

NOGALES, Mexico -- The U.S. Consulate General has issued a travel warning for the Mexican city of Nogales.

The Consulate General notes that violence has been increasing in downtown Nogales.

Since Aug. 3, at least five people have been murdered in the corridor between the DeConcini Port of Entry and Highway 15.

U.S. citizens are being advised to avoid the downtown area at night, and remain aware of their surroundings when they are in Nogales.

Citizens planning to travel to Nogales are also encouraged to enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, which provides the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact citizens in an emergency.

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