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Jul 22, 2010 7:03 PM by Greg Boyce

CU suspends study progams in Mexico

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado in Boulder says it has temporarily canceled its study abroad programs in Mexico over concerns of rising cartel violence.
CU's interim provost Russell Moore said Thursday the programs to Jalisco, Monterrey, Oaxaca and Guanajuato were called off and students planning to go were notified of the change last week. The schools says only a handful of students were planning to go to Guadalajara, in Jalisco, and to Guanajuato. No students were planning to study in Oaxaca or Guanajuato in the summer or fall.

The school says it also canceled a field trip into Mexico scheduled this week for students in CU's International and National Voluntary Service Training program.  It's unclear when the study abroad programs will resume.

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