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DPS urges students on spring break to avoid Mexico

DPS urges students on spring break to avoid Mexico
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:56am

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety is
advising students on spring break to avoid drug violence-plagued
Mexico.
A DPS statement Tuesday cited the continued violence and also
urged boaters to stay on the U.S. side of Falcon Lake.
A U.S. drug agent was shot and killed Feb. 15 in Mexico. The
victim was Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime
Zapata.
A missionary, Nancy Davis, was fatally shot on Jan. 26 in
Mexico.
David Hartley was fatally shot on Sept. 30 while sightseeing on
Falcon Lake.
DPS Director Steven McCraw says while drug cartel violence is
most severe in northern Mexico, it's prominent in other parts of
the country, including resort areas such as Cancun and Acapulco.
 


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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