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    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups in various Mexican states.  

  • Security Message, May 2nd. 2015 (Update)

    The Consulate wishes to inform American Citizens that Mexican authorities report the criminal activity that took place throughout Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and the states of Jalisco and Colima has been brought under control at this time. Major highways are clear. The shelter in place order for Consulate employees has been lifted. 

  • Security Message, May 1st. 2015 (Update)

    In addition to our previous notice regarding criminal road blockades throughout Guadalajara and the state of Jalisco, including Puerto Vallarta, we wish to alert U.S. Citizens that criminal roadblocks have also been reported in the state of Colima.  

  • Security Message, May 1st. 2015

    This morning, the U.S. Consulate has confirmed reports of criminal road blockades throughout the Guadalajara metropolitan area. Multiple vehicles were hijacked, left in the middle of roads and set on fire to disrupt traffic. Mexican police and safety officials are working to restore normal traffic. The Consulate has advised its employees to remain in their homes until the situation is resolved. The Consulate advises American Citizens to avoid travelling in the area and to stay alert to public announcements from Mexican police and authorities. The U.S. Consulate is closed today due to the Mexican Holiday and will reopen on Monday. 

2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

100,000 Strong in the Americas

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    President Obama launched 100,000 Strong in the Americas in 2011 to help build a stronger 21st century workforce, enhance competitiveness, and expand engagement in the Western Hemisphere.  The initiative aims to achieve these goals by increasing student exchange to 100,000 students traveling in each direction between the U.S. and the rest of the Americas by 2020.