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Los Cabos is Listed as Level 2 by US State Department – The Same as Most of Europe


Baja Bob

The US State Department, under its new, four-tier travel advisory system (level 4 the worst), has listed Los Cabos is as Level 2 – “Exercise Increased Caution.” This is the same level assigned to most of Europe including England, France, Germany and Spain.

This level advises travelers to “be aware of heightened risks to safety and security.” As to Los Cabos, the latest advisory notes that “turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. Bystanders have been injured or killed in shooting incidents.”

However, there nave been no Americans injured in the Los Cabos area. Americans continue to be much more statistically safer in Los Cabos than in the US mainland.

Good thing the US State Department does not issue these warnings for the US mainland!

Indeed, on the current State Department rating system it is highly like the whole of the US would be a Level 2, with a number of areas such as Chicago, Washington DC, St Louis, Alabama, etc, at a Level 4 and others such as Miami, Orlando, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area (I live in the Bay Area. There were 88 shootings on the Freeway I use every day in a 1½ year period within 30 miles of my home) a Level 3.

 


January 22, 2018