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CSU Says Tijuana Off Limits Until State Department Changes Warning

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Baja California officials have failed to convince the chancellor of the California State University system to allow students and faculty to study in Tijuana. A Cal State spokeswoman said the U.S. State Department would have to change its warning.

Baja California officials have failed to convince the chancellor of the California State University system to allow students and faculty to study in Tijuana. A Cal State spokeswoman said the U.S. State Department would have to change its warning.

Baja California education and tourism officials told the CSU chancellor drug cartel violence in Tijuana is not as bad he thinks it is.

Oscar Escobedo is Baja's tourism secretary. "Basically, we told him that security issues have improved a lot. There's no incidents against tourists. And we showed them the official comments from the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana and the Ambassador from the U.S. to Mexico how they say that things have improved, " says Escobedo.

The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Mexico last March after three people tied to the U.S Consulate were murdered in Ciudad Juarez.

The U. S government did not tell tourists to avoid Tijuana. But, the chancellor banned university activities there, because the State Department included the city in its warning.

Baja's Escobedo says his state has spent millions of dollars to try to get the State Department to publish more accurate information about Baja.

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