Cancun Mexico: Narco activity, bloodshed threatens bubble of safety at resort mecca

Posted on July 24, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Mexico

Nacha Cattan / Eric Martin – It’s not surprising that many tourists aren’t aware of the killings going on around them (resorts). Recent murders haven’t always made the front pages of the local papers left in hotel lobbies. That’s no accident.

Nationwide, 2017 is shaping up to be Mexico’s most murderous year ever. There were more than 12,000 homicides in the first six months, including 2,234 in June, the highest monthly total on record, the Interior Ministry said Friday. Some of that may be down to the arrest and extradition of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Cancun’s authorities have urged local media to tone down the coverage, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Read Article


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