Violence in Mexico…
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ECATEPEC, STATE OF MEXICO
The PRI candidate for city council Miguel Ángel Barrera López, former city clerk until a week ago, was gunned down while driving Friday. His driver was wounded.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA
The Mayor announced Friday that in the past 3 years, 219 municipal police officers have been slain, 120 in just the past 18 months.
The U.S. Embassy in San Salvador wishes to remind U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in El Salvador that El Salvador is rated CRITICAL for crime. A critical threat rating exists when there is a continuous serious threat for crime. The Embassy has noticed a recent trend in credit card cloning and similar fraud. Credit card fraud can be difficult to recover from and can adversely affect your credit score and financial health. Using a credit card is safer than using an ATM card or Debit Card to pay. With the latter, the money is transferred out of the account at the very moment of the transaction, and it is usually not recoverable or contestable.