US Government Issues Official Warning To Spring Breakers Heading To Mexico

While heading down to the sandy and chaotic beaches of Mexico for college spring break is an American tradition as tried and true as apple pie and baseball, it has become an increasingly scrutinized activity as the years have gone on.

Whether it be because of increased visibility on social media or the general climate of political correctness culture, a Spring Break trip to Mexico is not as cut-and-dry as it used to be.

The security alert — which was issued on Wednesday, March 6, by the United States Embassy & Consulates in Mexico — delves into issues such as sexual assault, unregulated alcohol, and even the potential consequences of urinating in public.

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US Embassy

us embassy spring break warning

US Embassy

The warning about tainted alcohol comes as the number of deaths, assaults or injuries associated with suspected tainted alcohol in Mexico have risen in recent years.

In January of 2017, 20-year-old University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student Abbey Conner drowned at a resort in Playa del Carmen after reportedly consuming tainted alcohol. Conner’s blood alcohol content was reported to be 0.25 at the time of her death.

In addition to the warnings, the security alert also provided relevant contact information for anyone who may need to reach United States officials, as they shared the phone numbers of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and the Consulate Affairs office at the State Department.

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