Shoot-out at bar in Chihuahua, Mexico, leaves 7 people dead

In the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, a shoot-out at a barleft at least 7 people dead (including 3 employees) on Friday night. This area has seen an increase in drug-related violence dueto fighting between two cartels.

Travellers should be aware that reports indicate that in the first threemonths of the new President's government, nearly 3,200 people have been killedin drug-related violence. Exercise caution and attempt to avoidpublic places that might be targets for drug violence until tensionssubside. Avoid all public and political demonstrations since they maybecome violent without warning.