Mexican journalist speaks about the violence in Mexico.

POSTED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 9:43am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:35pm

The recent wave of violence along the Valley's Mexican border has many people speculating about the possible danger.

The U.S. State Department renewed a travel alert to Mexico and added the City of Reynosa to the list of cities experiencing violence and warning travelers to avoid any trips into the country. Michelle Macias spoke to a Mexican journalist and security analyst about the alarming situation.

Jorge Sierra, a columnist for a Mexican newspaper and a security analyst has witnessed and written about the violence in Mexico for 16 years. He says most of the violence comes from confrontations between police, military forces and drug traffickers in the region. The U.S. State Department is urging U.S. citizens to avoid travel into the Mexican states of Coahuila, Durango and Reynosa. Sierra agrees with the state advisory and advices Mexican citizens to reach out to authorities and demand change.

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