CNN is reporting that The U.S. State Department extended a travel warning that had been issued for Mexico due to the high level of drug and gang violence there.
The State Department warning also notes that the authorized departure of family members of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the northern Mexico border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros has been extended.
The State Department issued similar warnings in March and April. According to the report, The Mexican government said in April that more than 22,700 people have been killed in drug-related violence since December 2006, when newly elected President Felipe Calderon declared war on narcotraffickers.
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