by Yucatan Times 

 Sonia Tsiros, the U.S. Consul in Mérida, Yucatan, assured the security in the state for tourists from the U.S.

Tsiros stated that despite the unfortunate events of sexual attacks against the Spanish tourists in Acapulco, Guerrero last week, the Yucatan Peninsula is free of such violence.

“The security is excellent in Yucatan and it is the safest state in all of Mexico.  There are many Americans who travel to Quintana Roo and Merida. Cancun reaches millions of visitors a year. In Yucatan the influx is less, but it is an attractive destination because of its culture, archaeological sites and beaches.”

Tsiros dismissed any intention to issue an alert for violence in states such as Campeche, Quintana Roo or Yucatan.

“We provide information to U.S. citizens who come to Mexico to decide where to travel, all the information we obtain comes from media reports,” she explained.