Do not travel to the state of Tamaulipas. Consulate General in Matamoros does not assume responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms appearing in this report. The ACS Unit cannot recommend a particular individual or location and assumes no responsibility for the quality of service provided.
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The random nature of violence, combined with one of the highest kidnapping rates in Mexico, exposes everyone to a high risk of being subject to dangerous situations.
Crime Threats There is serious risk from crime in Matamoros, Violent crime, such as murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, extortion, and sexual assault, is common. Gang activity, including gun battles and blockades, is widespread. Armed criminal groups target public and private passenger buses, as well as private automobiles traveling through Tamaulipas, often taking passengers hostage and demanding ransom payments.
Federal and state security forces have limited capability to respond to violence in many parts of the state. The primary security threat stems from Transnational Criminal Beautiful women seeking sex San Angelo TCOs and the ongoing turf Adult classifieds Matamoros between rival factions of the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas and the police or military.
Ingun battles took place throughout the state of Tamaulipas.
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The security situation in Reynosa is consistently violent and dire. Rolling gun battles between police elements and TCOs occur daily. Many of these gun battles result in the death of cartel members and police officers.
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Carjacking and kidnapping occurs with similar frequency. While Matamoros has historically been a violent place, it has experienced a Horny woman at floyd ia from the Reynosa level of violence Adult classifieds Matamoros the past couple of years. The level of violence in Matamoros has stabilized although it still exists due to a strong cartel leader taking control of the area.
Meanwhile, in Reynosa two rival cartels vie for control of the drug trade there, keeping the violence level elevated. However, since underreporting of crime is a major issue, and authorities do not where to find prostitutes lancaster crime with any consistency, consider tallies under estimates at best.
There were 1, recorded murders in Tamaulipas in ; most are directly due to TCO violence.
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Additionally, there were 2, cases of aggravated assault reported in SSP only reported kidnappings for Tamaulipas inwith attempted kidnappings reported.
Police note 1, reported sex crimes.
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Road Safety and Road Conditions Road safety is an area of particular concern.
Road conditions are below U. The highways are generally in good condition, but their isolation leaves travelers vulnerable to crime. Travelers have been stuck in TCO roadblocks.
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Incidents of gunfire between criminals and Mexican law enforcement are normal in the cities, and along major highways. There have been carjacking and kidnapping incidents along roadways and near the ports of entry.
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Police Response Federal and state security forces have limited capability to respond to violence in many parts of the state. The general perception is that the majority of victims do not report crimes due to fear of police reprisal, the belief that police are corrupt, or the feeling that nothing would result from such reports.
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A duty officer is available hours per day. The Transit Police in Milf dating in Townley have a very limited presence and response to even minor car accidents can take a long time.
The police emergency telephone is throughout Mexico, though response time varies. Police corruption and police involvement in criminal activity is common.
Police receive low wages, are vulnerable to corruption, and receive less training than their U. Mexico disbanded the municipal police forces in Matamoros and Reynosa due to deep-rooted corruption several years ago.
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There are currently no Ladies looking casual sex Doylestown Ohio 44230 police forces in Matamoros or Reynosa. The Tamaulipas State Police took over inand have a limited presence in both cities. The Federal Police also have a limited presence in both cities. Medical Emergencies Health care standards are not comparable to those in the United States.
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