[:en]It’s safe to visit Baja California: Governor Vega[:es]¿Es seguro viajar a Baja California?[:]

Rosarito Beach, Baja California (Photo: Google)

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ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA

 

According to American diplomatic authorities, traveling to some states in Mexico is dangerous and they advise tourists not to visit some Mexican States, among them Baja California, but Governor Vega said there is no such danger and he denied the US Department Allegations.

There is no security crisis in Baja California, there are problems and things like the Ensenada Palenque shoot out (where four people died), but there is no state of exclusion in this matters in Baja California, “that’s for sure” said Governor Kiko Vega in press conference early this week.

Questioned by reporters regarding the security subject in the State, as well as the recommendation of US authorities warning Americans not to travel to Baja California and the alleged presence of an armed group which supposedly posted a photograph in the Internet, Kiko Vega said” “So far, there’s not a single clue that could indicate that the aforementioned picture had anything to do with armed group or any crime, and I include the Ensenada shooting in this, we are reviewing everything”.

Regarding the warning for Americans about the danger of traveling to Mexico he said: “As many people here, what I do is to create the maximum security conditions for the State and I invite Americans (and all other nationalities) to visit Mexico and Baja California, because we are a place of hard working, decent, gentle people and if we have problems, well tell me: Which country doesn’t have them”

“The invitation is to keep visiting our State, enjoy the great tourist attractions we offer, we are waiting tourists with open arms, we have the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, and we will work the hardest, along with all the state’s communities to welcome you to Baja California”, said the Governor.

Kiko smiled and turned to the Baja California State University Dean and said that they are making a great work regarding the conservation of the totoaba fish which yields a resource that was almost lost a few years ago and in the near future could become another tourist attraction for visitors, and reiterated the invitation to all people, Americans, Mexicans and any other nationals to visit Baja California, there are beaches, and there is also the so called Winery Route in Guadalupe Valley, as well as the San Pedro Martyr and Hanson Lagoon forests as well as the Cave Paintings in different points of the Rumorosa Sierra, so “we are safe for tourists son don’t hesitate to travel here on your next vacation”, he said.[:es]Los ciudadanos estadounidenses que viajen a México deben extremar precauciones en al menos 11 estados, entre ellos Baja California, Chihuahua, Estado de México, Coahuila, Guerrero y Nuevo León, alertó este día el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos.

El sitio de viajes del Departamento de Estado refiere que las batallas armadas en México entre organizaciones criminales rivales o con elementos de seguridad han tenido lugar en las calles y en lugares públicos a plena la luz del día, y aunque “no hay pruebas de que dichos ataques se hayan dirigido contra ciudadanos estadounidenses”, el Gobierno de EU emitió medidas de seguridad que sus connacionales deben tomar durante su viaje a este país.

 

“Los viajeros deben tener en cuenta que incluso si no hay avisos en vigor para algún estado, los ciudadanos de los EU deben tener cuidado en todo México, pues el crimen y la violencia pueden ocurrir [en cualquier sitio]”.

La alerta de viajes pide a sus ciudadanos tener especial cuidado en Baja California, particularmente en la noche. Según la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública, el estado experimentó un incremento en las tasas de homicidios de enero a julio de 2016 en comparación con el mismo período del año anterior.

“Mientras que la mayoría de estos homicidios parecían ser asesinatos de organizaciones criminales, las luchas entre grupos criminales han resultado en delitos violentos en áreas frecuentadas por ciudadanos estadounidenses. Los incidentes de tiroteo, en los que se han lesionado a personas inocentes, se han producido durante el día”.

En el caso de Baja California Sur, se pide a los turistas que tenga cuidado en La Paz. “El estado continúa experimentando una alta tasa de homicidios”, michos de ellos, dice,  ocurridos en la capital, donde se han producido actos públicos de violencia entre organizaciones criminales rivales.

Fuente: http://www.sinembargo.mx/22-01-2017/3139339[:]

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