The US State Department on Wednesday issued a travel advisory for Americans planning to spend spring break in Mexico.
The notice warns travelers to exercise extra caution, especially after dark, in several tourist destinations in the Mexican Caribbean that have been affected by drug cartel violence.
The alert warns US citizens “to exercise extreme caution in the downtown areas of the most frequented places during spring break, including Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, especially after dark.”
The State Department also noted that several US citizens “have become seriously ill or have died in Mexico after taking synthetic drugs or adulterated prescription pills.”
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