Looks like the Washington Post may want to check a map.
The article lists U.S. cities mentioned in travel warnings by some foreign governments.
“El Paso: The British Foreign Office warns tourists about violence along the border with Mexico, and the border crossing at Ciudad Juarez specifically,” the Washington Post stated.
But the British Foreign Office actually never mentions El Paso at all.
Just like travel advice from the U.S. State Department, the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has information on crime, road travel and other advice for its citizens traveling in the US.
“Violent crime related to the drugs trade is a major issue in the Mexican states along the border with California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Avoid crossing the border into Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, to which the FCO advise against all but essential travel,” the Foreign Office stated.
The Foreign Office also advised “against all but essential travel” to Juarez in its information on Mexico.
El Paso has been ranked the safest large city in the United States for three years in a row in annual crime rankings by CQ Press. Violent crime in Juarez has decreased in recent years.