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Mexico Responds to US Travel Alert: We are Committed To Safety

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Mexico is committed to ensuring the safety of all its visitors, says governmental officials. The statement comes in response to the U.S. Government travel warning stating that all travel to Mexico should be avoided. Meanwhile, statistics show, Mexican tourism is on the rise.

Original Article Text From Prensa Latina via Google Translate :

Mexico committed to the Safety of Visitors

Mexico is committed to ensuring the safety of visitors and even increased the number of tourists, said today the Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa in response to an alert issued by the United States.

The U.S. government yesterday urged their nationals to avoid visiting Mexico for violence in this country. Mexican Secretary at a press conference, adding that not only works to ensure the integrity of individuals, but also to increase the flow of visitors.

He said the alert issued U.S. is a decision of his government, but Mexico is responsible to assure visitors. During the meeting with the press, the diplomat was asked about the trial in the United States against former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo for killing Acteal.

In response declined to give information on the alleged request for immunity by the Mexican government, arguing that it is an ongoing process, but added that, as in the case of any of its citizens, provide full support to ensure that the process is attached to the right and respect their individual rights. Acteal

The name is known the slaughter committed on December 22, 1997 by paramilitaries in the Zapatista area of Los Altos de Chiapas, in the which killed 45 Tzotzil Indians, including children and pregnant women.

At the hearing the representative also attended the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, Catherine Ashton. Speaking considered Mexico a safe country to visit, despite the urge the United States.

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