U.S. Consulate Nogales Mexico reporting recent security incidents Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco)

Posted on August 2, 2012 • Filed under: Expatriates, Mexico, Tourist Warning

Nearly two weeks after gunfights left six dead in the popular Sonora beach resort of Puerto Peñasco, the U.S. consulate in Nogales sent a message late Tuesday to local Americans informing them about the shootings and a recent increase in assaults against American citizens. The assaults include two home invasions.

“We’re not telling people not to go to Rocky Point,” said Chad Cummins, the U.S. consul in Nogales. “We’re just alerting citizens to what happened and reiterating the February travel warning,” which recommended limiting travel to main roads during daylight hours and using the Sonoyta border crossing when traveling to Rocky Point, as Puerto Peñasco is also called. Read Article

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