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Aaron+

Jan 16, 2017, 4:00 PM

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Playa del Carmen attack leaves various dead, wounded

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Perhaps it was just a single gunman who opened up fire 2:30 a.m. this Monday on attendees at a popular Playa del Carmen bar, the Blue Parrot, killing three (one in the exiting stampede), including two Canadians who were providing security, and wounding others. Two U.S. citizens and another Canadian were among injured who were taken to a hospital but released later. See: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/...ing/article33631412/

Other reports claim that the festival security had barred entry to a Gulf Cartel member seeking to sell drugs.

My comment: The US and Canadian foreign ministries have pretended that QR is free of the drug and other violence common most everywhere else in Mexico (not in the state of Yucatan so far) so as to not threaten the tourist trade in QR.



playaboy

Jan 17, 2017, 5:01 AM

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Re: [Aaron+] Playa del Carmen attack leaves various dead, wounded

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My comment: The US and Canadian foreign ministries have pretended that QR is free of the drug and other violence common most everywhere else in Mexico (not in the state of Yucatan so far) so as to not threaten the tourist trade in QR.


There is no pretending. Considering the amount of visitors to the area, the Riviera Maya tourist zone has been relatively "violence free" until a couple of days ago. I hope this is an isolated incident and not the beginning of a new era.

Tourist want DRUGS, so there are drug sellers.


playaboy

Jan 18, 2017, 4:28 AM

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My comment: The US and Canadian foreign ministries have pretended that QR is free of the drug and other violence common most everywhere else in Mexico (not in the state of Yucatan so far) so as to not threaten the tourist trade in QR.


There is no pretending. Considering the amount of visitors to the area, the Riviera Maya tourist zone has been relatively "violence free" until a couple of days ago. I hope this is an isolated incident and not the beginning of a new era.

Tourist want DRUGS, so there are drug sellers.


Well, hopes gets dashed. Looks like things are getting nasty.
 
 
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