an email sent to Berkeley faculty and students.
The U.S. Department of State has issued a travel alert for Mexico due to a sharp increase in violence and crime along the northern Mexican border. The Berkeley International Office strongly encourages all students and scholars who plan to visit Mexico during spring break to read the travel alert and consider revising travel plans. The increase in violence and crime, primarily associated with the drug trade, has involved innocent bystanders and tourists. Please see the Department of State Travel Alert for details and travel safety information.