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Three Americans missing after crossing the border into Mexico

The United States Police have reported that three women would be missing in Mexico, after they crossed the border from the US state of Texas with the aim of selling clothes in a market.

Mexican authorities are investigating the disappearance of the three women, identified as Marina Pérez Ríos, 48; her sister Martiza Trinidad Pérez Ríos, 47; and her friend Dora Alicia Cervantes Sáenz, 53, after they crossed into Mexico on February 24, CNN has learned.

According to police sources consulted by the aforementioned chain, these three women disappeared a week before four Americans were kidnapped in the Mexican city of Matamoros (Tamaulipas), two of whom were murdered.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has instructed its citizens to avoid traveling to Mexico during spring break due to the “continued violence” in the country.

“Drug cartel violence and other criminal activity pose a significant threat to the safety of anyone crossing into Mexico at this time,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.

“We have a duty to inform the public about security, travel risks and threats. Based on the volatile nature of cartel activity and the violence that we are seeing there; we urge people to avoid traveling to Mexico at this time,” she remarked.

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