Breaking News Mexico's "safest" resort is now a no-go zone due to doubling of murder rate in Mexico's Beach Wars

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    Mexico continues to pay for the wall, one way or another. I haven't visited Mexico since about 2004, and I will never visit so long as they continue to disrespect our President, our laws, and so long as criminals run Mexico. Time to drain the swamp in Mexico:



    https://nypost.com/2018/03/12/trouble-in-paradise-cancuns-secret-murders/

    While Cancun is known for its spectacular white sand beaches and turquoise waters, the tourist hotspot is in the grips of a brutal and growing crime wave that threatens to leave it a ghost town.

    Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, things are so bad in Cancun that the murder rate has doubled in the past year — with 169 killings in the first half of 2017.

    Amid a thriving drug trade and widespread extortion, fear is rampant and most of the murders go unsolved. Now, the situation is so dire that its multibillion-dollar tourism industry is under threat.

    British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy traveled to Mexico for the Special Broadcasting Service, a public broadcaster in Australia, to investigate why the murders are taking place. Guru-Murthy was stunned by what he found.

    “This is one of the most beautiful views in the world and we are the only people here,” Guru-Murthy said from Cancun’s main beach.

    Later on, just before sunset, he found himself in the middle of a crime scene — a man had been gunned down in the sand. Four men had come in through a luxury hotel and attacked the man, who later died in the hospital.

    And this was meant to be one of the safer places in the area.

    Guru-Murthy was also shocked by the lack of police presence, with many tourists unaware of the gruesome sight just feet away.

    “It’s as if the police don’t want anyone to notice. There’s minimum fuss and hardly any officers here,” he said....

    ...“We’ve been told that local politicians here have put the press under pressure not to report violence in this area, because if the tourists are scared away from here, it will be an economic disaster not only for Cancun, but for Mexico.”

    Even when a well-known police commander, his wife and baby nephew were shot dead, in a separate incident during Dateline’s visit, nobody was arrested.

    ‘The problem is spreading’

    There are fears that Cancun is on the brink of ruin and could face a demise similar to that of Acapulco, which was once one of the world’s most glamorous locations but is now Mexico’s murder capital.

    Guru-Murthy also visited Acapulco, and just five minutes after landing, was notified of a nearby crime scene with four bodies — including children.

    Another night during his stay, he heard gunshots: A taxi driver had been murdered in the street outside.

    Investigators in Acapulco are totally overwhelmed, often visiting 10 murder scenes a day.

    Troops patrol the city’s streets and beaches, extortion and murder are rife and many businesses have been forced to close. There are no foreign tourists in sight, it’s simply too dangerous here.

    A local businesswoman named Lara, who closed her business, explained: “They arrived one day and asked for between 15,000 and 20,000 pesos ($800 and $1,000) a month. Probably around 30 or 40 percent of our turnover.”

    “It’s not nice to walk in the street and find someone’s head. It’s very sad to know that your friends have been executed. Medics, taxi drivers, doctors, business people … no social class is exempt.”

    Extortion isn’t just happening in the city. In nearby coastal villages — where the police rarely go — there is even less protection and locals are making a stand.

    Rene Ozuna, a lifelong fisherman in Barra Vieja, Acapulco, has inspired local people to rise up against the extortion gangs by forming themselves into groups of vigilantes called the Community Police.

    “We have killed about six or seven people,” he said. “But only criminals, extortionists. Criminals who have cut people into pieces. In civilian life, I’m a good person.”
     
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    Ah turf wars, helps keep the population down of gangstas...
     
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    The Russian mafia was running Cancun when I was there in 1997. I am sure another narco state is trying to wedgie their way in through violence.....What a shame, such a nice place I want to live there...
     
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    Mexico is not pay for the wall: not in the past, not now, not in the future.
     
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    should've built the wall and cut immigration decades ago
     
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    Democrats are good with that spilling over into the US.
     
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    Don’t expect the Hillary supporters here to have a problem with the violence in Mexico. Their focus is on getting more votes.
     
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    BUILD THAT WALL!!! BUILD THAT WALL!!! BUILD THAT WALL!!! BUILD THAT WALL!!! :113:
     
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