Monday, January 4, 2010

SPRING BREAK IN MEXICO – “Research Before You Go!”

Spartans or other students thinking about going to Mexico this spring break, should research and be aware of what's going on and where.

Cancun is a fairly large city, approaching 500,000 inhabitants, with increasing reports of crime. Crimes against the person, such as rape, commonly but not exclusively occur at night or in the early morning hours, and often involve alcohol and the nightclub environment.

Therefore, it is important to travel in pairs or groups, be aware of surroundings, and take general precautions. To protect against property crimes, valuables should be left in a safe place or not brought at all. If you are a victim of a crime, immediately notify the U.S. Consular Agency in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Cozumel or the U.S. Consulate in Merida at the telephone numbers provided below.

If you rent a moped or other vehicle in Cancun, it is advisable to purchase third-party insurance, as the insurance offered on some credit cards will not cover you in Mexico. Should you have an accident or cause damage to the vehicle, you may be required to pay the full amount of any repairs, in cash, as determined by the rental agency, or face arrest.

In Cancun, there is often a very strong undertow along the beach from the Hyatt Regency all the way south to Club Med. Already this season, several U.S. citizens have drowned when overwhelmed by ocean conditions.

In Cozumel, several drownings and near-drownings have been reported on the east coast, particularly in the Playa San Martin-Chen Rio area.

In case of a serious emergency, travelers should immediately contact the closest U.S. Consulate, U.S. Consular Agency, or the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
The U.S. Embassy is located in Mexico City at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, telephone from the United States: 011-52-55-5080-2000; telephone within Mexico City: 5080-2000; telephone long distance within Mexico 01-55-5080-2000.

You may also contact the Embassy by e-mail at: The Embassy's Internet address is


At June 14, 2010 at 7:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey MSU basketball fans! Get a grip.
Apparently we do not have a Dean Smith, John Wooden, or Coach K with us at MSU. We thought we may have, but college coaching is tough! Much harder than pro basketball, so give coach Izzo a break. Let him go, make more money. He's burned out, can't handle it anymore. Let him secure his family's future with out all the grief.

At January 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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