United States Consulate General Guadalajara
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO
AS MANY AMERICAN CITIZENS AS POSSIBLE
SUBJECT: SECURITY UPDATE
Date: February 18, 2011
On February 15, one U.S. government employee was murdered and another seriously
wounded in an attack while traveling in a U.S. government vehicle on Mexican
Highway 57 near Santa Maria del Rio, San Luis Potosi. The Mexican government
has assured the U.S. Embassy that all necessary actions to bring the
perpetrators of this heinous act to justice will be taken.
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.
The U.S. Mission has instructed its employees and their families to defer travel
to the State of San Luis Potosi, effective immediately. U.S. citizens should
defer unnecessary travel to the State.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should
regularly monitor the Department's internet web site at http://travel.state.gov
where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be
found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling
1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers from
Mexico, a regular toll line at 001-202-501-4444. These numbers are available
from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S.
U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Mexico are encouraged to enroll with the
Embassy through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) via
https://travel.state.gov to obtain updated travel and security information. U.S.
citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the Embassy or
Consulates. Enrollment is important; it allows the Embassy and the State
Department to assist you in an emergency. Those enrollees who wish to receive
updated travel and security information must provide an e-mail address as part
of their enrollment.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens in Mexico, please contact the U.S.
Embassy or the closest U.S. Consulate. The numbers provided below for the
Embassy and Consulates are available around the clock. The U.S. Embassy is
located in Mexico City at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, telephone
from the United States: 011-52-55-5080-2000; telephone within Mexico City:
5080-2000; telephone long distance within Mexico 01-55-5080-2000. You may also
contact the Embassy by e-mail at: ACSMexicoCity@state.gov The Embassy's internet
address is http://www.usembassy-mexico.gov/.
Consulates (with consular districts):
Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua): Paseo de la Victoria 3650, tel. (011)(52)(656)
Guadalajara (Nayarit, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, and Colima): Progreso 175,
telephone (011)(52)(333) 268-2100.
Hermosillo (Sinaloa and the southern part of the state of Sonora): Avenida
Monterrey 141, telephone (011)(52)(662) 289-3500.
Matamoros (the southern part of Tamaulipas with the exception of the city of
Tampico): Avenida Primera 2002, telephone (011)(52)(868) 812-4402.
Merida (Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo): Calle 60 no. 338-K x 29 y 31, Col.
Alcala Martin, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico 97050, telephone (011)(52)(999) 942-5700
or 202- 250-3711 (U.S. number). http://merida.usconsulate.gov/.
Monterrey (Nuevo Leon, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, and the southern
part of Coahuila): Avenida Constitucion 411 Poniente, telephone (011)(52)(818)
Nogales (the northern part of Sonora): Calle San Jose, Nogales, Sonora,
telephone (011)(52)(631) 311-8150. http://nogales.usconsulate.gov/.
Nuevo Laredo (the northern part of Coahuila and the northwestern part of
Tamaulipas): Calle Allende 3330, col. Jardin, telephone (011)(52)(867) 714-0512.
Tijuana (Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur): Tapachula 96, telephone
011)(52)(664) 622-7400. http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/service.html.
All other Mexican states, and the Federal District of Mexico City, are part of
the Embassy's consular district.
Acapulco: Hotel Emporio, Costera Miguel Aleman 121 - Suite 14, telephone
Cabo San Lucas: Blvd. Marina local c-4, Plaza Nautica, col. Centro, telephone
Cancun: Plaza Caracol two, second level, no. 320-323, Boulevard Kukulcan, km.
8.5, Zona Hotelera, telephone (011)(52)(998) 883-0272 or, 202-640-2511 (a U.S.
Cozumel: Plaza Villa Mar en el Centro, Plaza Principal, (Parque Juarez between
Melgar and 5th ave.) 2nd floor, locales #8 and 9, telephone (011)(52)(987)
872-4574 or 202-459-4661 (a U.S. number).
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo: Hotel Fontan, Blvd. Ixtapa, telephone (011)(52)(755)
Mazatlan: Playa Gaviotas #202, Zona Dorada, telephone (011)(52)(669) 916-5889.
Oaxaca: Macedonio Alcala no. 407, interior 20, telephone (011)(52)(951)
514-3054, (011) (52)(951) 516-2853.
Piedras Negras: Abasolo #211, Zona Centro, Piedras Negras, Coah., Tel.
Playa del Carmen: "The Palapa," Calle 1 Sur, between Avenida 15 and Avenida
20, telephone (011)(52)(984) 873-0303
Puerto Vallarta: Paradise Plaza, Paseo de los Cocoteros No. 85 Sur, Interior
Local L-7, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, telephone (011)(52)(322)222-0069 and
(011)(52)(322)223-3301. For after hours emergencies (011)(52)(332)268-2145.
Reynosa: Calle Monterrey #390, Esq. Sinaloa, Colonia Rodriguez, telephone:
San Luis Potosi: Edificio "Las Terrazas", Avenida Venustiano Carranza 2076-41,
Col. Polanco, telephone: (011)(52)(444) 811-7802/7803.
San Miguel de Allende: Dr. Hernandez Macias #72, telephone (011)(52)(415)
152-2357 or (011)(52)(415) 152-0068.
END OF TEXT.
U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara
175 Progreso Street; Col. Americana
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
011 52 33 3268 2100
The Consulate office hours are Monday through Friday
from 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. (except for Mexican and U.S. holidays).
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