Travelers transiting the US-Mexico border should continue to reconfirm the status of crossings before setting out due to the possibility for delays and disruption. On Tuesday, January 1, US security forces fired tear gas, pepper spray and smoke-dispersing canisters at dozens of migrants, who in turn threw rocks and attempted to forcibly cross into the United States. The San Ysidro crossing remained open throughout the incident. The US reinforced security on their side of the border beginning in October, including deploying soldiers to support border officials through January 31.
Travelers in the Fortaleza metropolitan area, including Caucaia, Maracanau and Pacatuba, should exercise caution amid ongoing violence involving suspected gang members. More than 35 incidents, mostly arson attacks,…