(IDM) MEXICO CITY (AP) - The U.S. State Department has renewed a travel advisory warning Americans about an increase in violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The alert does not recommend staying away from the country or any particular part of it, but advises American to stay away from prostitution and drug-dealing areas.
It recommends visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas.
The alert issued Friday says violent crime is particularly worrisome along the U.S.-Mexico border, where automatic weapons and grenades have been used in clashes between police and drug traffickers.
More than 6,000 people were killed in drug violence in Mexico last year.