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Old 04-10-2017   #781 (permalink)
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CJNG: Narcomanta and shootout in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
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Trouble continues in a vacation destination, considered the safest in Mexico, as Mencho gains territory...........
Balacera en Playa del Carmen
I feel a hell of a lot safer in Playa than I would in Baltimore, and I grew up in Baltimore and went to high school there.
Isn't/wasn't Baltimore the Murder Capital of the U.S. (recently).............or is it still
After Bloodiest Year, Baltimore Murder Rate Still Rising - Breitbart
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Old 04-10-2017   #782 (permalink)
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I don't know anything about this source, but...

https://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/rep...aya-del-carmen
I´ve never heard of this site but ¨news¨sites are popping up like crazy. Most of them are just copy/pasting from other sources so who knows what is actually true.

I have tried searching the local papers (their websites and facebook pages) and can´t find anything related to this. It´s certainly not like they would try to keep it quiet. They eat this stuff up and love to post it all over the pages. Everyone I´ve asked hasn´t heard of this incident either. I would not be surprised at all if it happened, I just can´t seem to confirm it.
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Old 04-10-2017   #783 (permalink)
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What she said.

On top of that, however, it seems widely accepted that those affiliated with the previous state administration (Borgistas) continue to be busy doing whatever damage they can (either in terms of actual physical activity or via the spreading of misinformation) to the new administration, as they are targets of investigations of the new administration.
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What she said.

On top of that, however, it seems widely accepted that those affiliated with the previous state administration (Borgistas) continue to be busy doing whatever damage they can (either in terms of actual physical activity or via the spreading of misinformation) to the new administration, as they are targets of investigations of the new administration.
Corruption charges against Quintana Roo officials
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Old 04-10-2017   #785 (permalink)
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What she said.

On top of that, however, it seems widely accepted that those affiliated with the previous state administration (Borgistas) continue to be busy doing whatever damage they can (either in terms of actual physical activity or via the spreading of misinformation) to the new administration, as they are targets of investigations of the new administration.
What he said.

Yes, very interesting at all this ¨unrest¨started after the previous administration was voted out and the investigations began.
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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.
Sounds like some drunk people got a little vacation crazy.... i find it hard to believe as its told in the article but i wasn't there...
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Yucatan state is the safest in Mexico, according to the most recent stats reported in the Diario de Yucatan of the 5th of April. Quintana Roo is the 9th safest state.
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Yucatan state is the safest in Mexico, according to the most recent stats reported in the Diario de Yucatan of the 5th of April. Quintana Roo is the 9th safest state.
Campeche was the 7th safest

That takes care of the peninsula
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The reference to 'Supermanzana 21 near the Sam's Club' sounds like Cancun, not Playa. As far as I know, there is no 'Supermanzana 21' in Playa...
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The reference to 'Supermanzana 21 near the Sam's Club' sounds like Cancun, not Playa. As far as I know, there is no 'Supermanzana 21' in Playa...
Good catch beam-eye!

Dejan narcomanta en la Supermanzana 21 de Cancún | MiCancún.mx

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Ran into Soriano at Centro Maya for a few things. All four doors locked. Came out and driver's door was partially open, backdoor unlocked and my backpack cooler gone.

Luckily they didn't get into the trunk. I assume there are master keys to my rental car floating around, or they jimmied the lock. Cheap lesson about not leaving things in full view in your car.
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Ran into Soriano at Centro Maya for a few things. All four doors locked. Came out and driver's door was partially open, backdoor unlocked and my backpack cooler gone.

Luckily they didn't get into the trunk. I assume there are master keys to my rental car floating around, or they jimmied the lock. Cheap lesson about not leaving things in full view in your car.

That sucks


What time of day was this? How far back did you park? Just curious since they usually have those security guys in sailor outfits walking around...
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That sucks


What time of day was this? How far back did you park? Just curious since they usually have those security guys in sailor outfits walking around...
About 11:30am. Parking lot was crowded so we were towards the back but not more than a dozen cars from the front. Parked right in front of the store.

Lots of people standing in front waiting for a bus and ATM. So glad they didn't get into the trunk since my regular backpack was in there. Like I said, it could have been a lot worse so it was a good lesson.
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At least 35 killed in drug violence across Mexico: officials | Reuters

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Violence in Mexico has risen to its worst since 2011. In March, there were 2020 recorded murders, the highest for any month since June 2011, according to government data.


President Enrique Pena Nieto is facing rising criticism over his handling of the spike in bloodshed.


Murders had fallen from their 2011 peak but killings began climbing again during the last two years. Guerrero is the bloodiest state while Michoacan, Sinaloa and Veracruz are in the top six states for firearms murders.

DISCLAIMER before anyone freaks out/gets panties wadded- the article does not mention QR or the Yucatan, nor if there has been a rise in cartel related incidents there- I don't know. Just posting this because the title of the thread is just 'Is Mexico safe for travel'?
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At least 35 killed in drug violence across Mexico: officials | Reuters




DISCLAIMER before anyone freaks out/gets panties wadded- the article does not mention QR or the Yucatan, nor if there has been a rise in cartel related incidents there- I don't know. Just posting this because the title of the thread is just 'Is Mexico safe for travel'?
See my posts above about the relative safety of QR, Campeche and Yucatan, the three states on the Yucatan Peninsula.
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