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Old 12-14-2016   #766 (permalink)
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Interior of Yucatan state - very safe

Drive anywhere, not probs.

Same, pretty much, for Quintana Roo and Campeche states.

I have driven quite a lot in Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
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Old 12-15-2016   #767 (permalink)
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I'm assuming that the official travel warnings and advisories are worded that way since they originate from the State Department's rules that spell out which countries or areas of countries they outright prohibit their employees from traveling to.

I don't know how anyone can read either advisory (or the UK one) and try to argue that they weren't trying to say 'travel not recommended' to certain very violent parts of Mexico.......but hey, I'll apologize for using quotation marks, since I can't find an official one wording it that exact way. But I'm able to read between the lines.
Just thought that's what they were saying from your wording, and that they were saying it for everyone (as opposed to government personnel). That's all. Appreciate the info. Have a great day.
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Just thought that's what they were saying from your wording, and that they were saying it for everyone (as opposed to government personnel). That's all. Appreciate the info. Have a great day.
They are.

#1- is the US State department the only official or government body in the US who issues official travel warnings?

#2 If the above is true, are these warnings meant to apply ONLY for State Dep't personnel - or for ALL Americans traveling to the US?

according to this Forbes article, how I put it two posts ago seems to be case.

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U.S. Statute requires the Department of State re-issue warnings for U.S. citizens considering travel abroad every six months.

The Pacific coastal state of Sinaloa, headquarter of the Sinaloa cartel, Guzmán's multibillion dollar international drug syndicate, is one of the leading Mexican states that is mostly off limits for Americans. The warning calls to "defer non-essential travel" to Guzman's state, except for the cities of Mazatlán, Los Mochis, and the Port of Topolobampo, where it advises to exercise caution.

Americans are asked to defer all non-essential travel to large parts of the following states: Coahuila, Guerrero, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas and Colima, where violent an powerful drug groups control parts of their territory and often engage in violent battles with rival gangs and government forces.

Americans are asked to exercise caution in parts of: Aguascalientes, Baja California (North and South); Chihuahua, Durango, the State of Mexico, Jalisco, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí, Sonora and Zacatecas.
There is no advisory in 12 states: Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Yucatán, plus Mexico City, the nation's capital.
Have a GREAT day, yourself.
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Old 01-25-2017   #769 (permalink)
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How much will tourism be affected from the recent shootings in Cancun?

How much will tourism be affected from the recent shootings in Cancun?
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How much will tourism be affected from the recent shootings in Cancun?
Probably very little.
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Old 01-25-2017   #771 (permalink)
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We had one party cancel, after reserving rather recently. We had another woman ask about the situation, and who considered cancelling for a day or two, but then wrote back and said she wanted to go ahead with the stay.

Of course we don't know if some people who were considering us or Playa in general may have changed their minds and never continued their process. And we're also a small property, so our numbers would be low, anyway. But then you can't get much lower than 1 in terms of cancellations...
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http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/03...n_1322182.html


very strange story....

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Old 02-01-2017   #773 (permalink)
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I remember that story from 2012
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Winnipeg woman speaks out about dangers of travel in Mexico | CTV News

Here's another from 2017. They are not uncommon stories in the press in Canada.
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I remember that story from 2012
omg

I am such an idiot.

One of my FB friends posted the link to this story just this morning and I didn't even look at the date, just assumed it was new. I thought it sounded familiar.

I apologize!

*off to set this guy on FB straight*
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Old 02-03-2017   #776 (permalink)
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Abandonan cadáver mutilado en tribunal de Cancún - Grupo Milenio

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Old 02-12-2017   #777 (permalink)
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One act is hardly notable. If there were a serious threat, intended there would be daily killings. This is very minor and it is not clear if the note is authentic. It could be a false flag.

None the less I really don't see what they would gain by reducing tourism. It would only piss off a lot of people.
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Playa shooting ? Anyone here of this

CJNG: Narcomanta and shootout in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Posted by Anasai with material fromEl Sol de Mexico
Trouble continues in a vacation destination, considered the safest in Mexico, as Mencho gains territory...........
Balacera en Playa del Carmen
Yesterday, in what was considered a challenge against the authorities of the three levels of Government, there was another shooting in Playa del Carmen, while in Cancun a narcomanta was placed as a threat to a store accused of protecting the CJNG.
In the center of Playa del Carmen there was a shooting followed by the pursuit of a blue Jetta, which culminated in the Colonia Luis Donaldo Colosio, where the police captured one of the attackers, while one other suspect managed to flee.
Preliminary data indicates that the intent of the alleged assassins was an execution.
During the events, the Tourist Police radio reported the pursuit of the blue Jetta vehicle carrying two individuals who fired guns at the junction of 8 North Street and 30 Avenue in the heart of Playa del Carmen to give themselves the ability to escape on the road and penetrate the colonia mentioned.
Relatedly, the municipal police received a report of a "narcomanta" hanging in Supermanzana 21, near the Sam's Club store.

The message on the banner, said that both Sam's Club and "Grupo Maya" provide protection "to the Cartel Jalisco New Generation". The alleged offenders demanded that the store and the grouping be "open", in what appears to be a threat.
Just last Wednesday, Secretary of the Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong and National Security Commissioner Renato Sales held a meeting with the state and municipal authorities of the entity, in which they offered the full support of the federal government to reduce violence in Quintana Roo.
Last Friday, 600 military personnel arrived and on Tuesday 400 cadets of the Preventive Police arrived to dedicate themselves to the protection and surveillance of the main cities of the State such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
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Old 04-10-2017   #779 (permalink)
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CJNG: Narcomanta and shootout in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Posted by Anasai with material fromEl Sol de Mexico
Trouble continues in a vacation destination, considered the safest in Mexico, as Mencho gains territory...........
Balacera en Playa del Carmen
Yesterday, in what was considered a challenge against the authorities of the three levels of Government, there was another shooting in Playa del Carmen, while in Cancun a narcomanta was placed as a threat to a store accused of protecting the CJNG.
In the center of Playa del Carmen there was a shooting followed by the pursuit of a blue Jetta, which culminated in the Colonia Luis Donaldo Colosio, where the police captured one of the attackers, while one other suspect managed to flee.
Preliminary data indicates that the intent of the alleged assassins was an execution.
During the events, the Tourist Police radio reported the pursuit of the blue Jetta vehicle carrying two individuals who fired guns at the junction of 8 North Street and 30 Avenue in the heart of Playa del Carmen to give themselves the ability to escape on the road and penetrate the colonia mentioned.
Relatedly, the municipal police received a report of a "narcomanta" hanging in Supermanzana 21, near the Sam's Club store.

The message on the banner, said that both Sam's Club and "Grupo Maya" provide protection "to the Cartel Jalisco New Generation". The alleged offenders demanded that the store and the grouping be "open", in what appears to be a threat.
Just last Wednesday, Secretary of the Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong and National Security Commissioner Renato Sales held a meeting with the state and municipal authorities of the entity, in which they offered the full support of the federal government to reduce violence in Quintana Roo.
Last Friday, 600 military personnel arrived and on Tuesday 400 cadets of the Preventive Police arrived to dedicate themselves to the protection and surveillance of the main cities of the State such as Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
No. I live here and didn´t hear about it. When did it happen? Yesterday?
I also checked the local ¨news¨ Facebook pages and couldn´t find anything about it. I use the term news lightly.
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I don't know anything about this source, but...

https://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/rep...aya-del-carmen
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