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Travel Agency Taking New Security Measures Due to Border Violence

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, October 19 2017 Oct 19, 2017 October 19, 2017 7:57 PM October 19, 2017 in News

HARLINGEN – Procedures to keep the public safe in Mexico are in place. With the recent violence circulating news outlets some worry has surfaced.

"I will be going to Cozumel, Mexico, but just on a cruise," said Carlos Morales.

He stopped traveling to Mexico a couple of years ago when the first wave of violence started up. Others had the same mentality as Morales.

The travel advisories, gun battles and car jackings show history may be repeating itself.

Jo Liston with Go with Jo! Tours and Travels had to stop travel to Mexico briefly a couple years ago. A little worry comes to mind when thinking of the recent violence.

"It stopped for a while which was a big blow to my business the major part of my business was in Mexico," said Liston.

This led her to take up new procedures with her tour agency when traveling to Mexico.

"We do not travel at night and we stick to autopstas, the toll roads. And we do give people advise to not go out at night, to stay in well lighted areas if they do go out at night, to cross the street or around the block to go with a couple of other people. Not to go out alone," said Liston.

These procedures have kept her and her clients safe. Liston said the violence may never stop.

"As we continue to buy the drugs and there's a market in the United States it'll continue to be moved this way," she said.

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