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Following Shootings, U.S. Issues Mexico Travel Advisory

Following the shooting death of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico issued a travel advisory, late yesterday:

American citizens residing in, visiting, or traveling through the geographic area bordered by, and including, the central Mexican cities of San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Leon, Guanajuato, Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende should maintain a heightened sense of alert while the Mexican government investigation into this incident continues. Americans in this area should monitor local news and information to stay informed about situations that could affect their security.

Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende are tourist towns. Lots of American retirees live in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende.

On Tuesday, gunmen fired at two ICE agents traveling on a central Mexico highway. Jaime Zapata was killed and Victor Avila was wounded.