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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nogales (Mexico) Mass Demonstration in Nogales, Sonora

Western Hemisphere > Mexico > Nogales

The U.S. Consulate General Nogales informs U.S. citizens that a mass demonstration is taking place at Port of Entry DeConcini today to protest the increase in gasoline prices, which has led to arrests and closure of the Port of Entry DeConcini.  There are reports of Police using rubber bullets to control the protesters.  Police are directing traffic to the Mariposa Port of Entry which has a long wait time for crossing. The Consulate urges all travelers to avoid the DeConcini Port of Entry.

You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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