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What parts of Mexico does Canadian government recommend travelers avoid

The Canadian government has reissued a travel advisory for certain parts of Mexico in the wake of the murder of a Canadian couple, found with their throats slashed in a hotel room in Playa del Carmen.

Authorities had not released the identities of the deceased at press time, although one report noted that the man was wanted internationally for fraud.

The updated alert advises Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution” in Mexico and avoid non-essential travel in more than a dozen regions “due to high levels of violence and organized crime.”

Those regions are:

• all Chihuahua

• all Colima, except the city of Manzanillo

• all Coahuila, except the southern part of the state at and below the Saltillo-Torreón highway corridor

• all Durango, except Durango City

• all Guerrero, except the cities of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Taxco

• in Guanajuato, on Highway 45 between León and Irapuato and the area south of and including Highway 45D between Irapuato and Celaya

• all Michoacán, except the city of Morelia

• in Morelos, the Lagunas de Zempoala National Park and surrounding areas

• in Nayarit, the area within 20 kilometers of the border with Sinaloa and Durango and the city of Tepic

• all Nuevo León, except the city of Monterrey

• all Sinaloa, except the city of Mazatlán

• all Sonora, except the cities of Hermosillo and Guaymas/San Carlos and Puerto Peñasco

• all Tamaulipas

• all Zacatecas

The state of Jalisco is not included in the Canadian government advisory.

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