Some 1,100 soldiers will strengthen security in Cancun and Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean, after both sites have seen an increase in violence in recent weeks, Mexican Army Commander Miguel said Tuesday. Angel Huerta Ceballos.
He said that the main objective of the strategy will be to protect the citizenship, which will strengthen surveillance in commercial plazas, where robberies are more constant, as well as in construction sites and, in general, in places where the flow of people is greater.
"This security strategy is due to the fact that the northern zone of Quintana Roo is within the 17 regional coordinators that have the highest incidence of crime," explained Huerta Ceballos during the commemoration of the 106th anniversary of the Mexican Army.
The soldier explained that in the so-called Operation Cancun, 500 military agents work, who are relieved in three shifts during the 24 hours, in addition to the regional coordinations that provide 600 more elements.
In the act, the head of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) in Quintana Roo, Jesus Alberto Capella, acknowledged that the results in terms of security "are not enough although there are advances."
The main priority, he said, is to achieve an interinstitutional articulation that had not been had, hence seeking to standardize the state's security strategy in the municipalities.
Capella lamented the institutional neglect of two decades and that the consumption of drugs was not taken care of by the authorities of the three levels of government.
"Seven criminal groups operating in regions of Mexico have found a huge paradise in Quintana Roo, that challenge we will achieve in an articulated way, the state with the 11 municipalities," he said.
I have a family friend travelling to Dejavoom Feb 27. Anyone know if Rivera Maya is safe? The shuttle is picking them up at Cancun airport and then bringing festival goers to Rivera Maya. How safe are these big music festivals? Is drugging drinks and robbing tourists common? is the ride there safe? The shuttle was set up by the promoters. Hope they paid the cartels for the safe passage.
The resorts are fine if you are looking for trouble you will find in Mexico dont be stupid. Any country you travel your drink could be targeted. Just remember you in a third world countrie so exercise common sense and if you cant stay in resort.
Mexico is a third world country indeed, but not in the sense you probably think of. You probably think third world = developing countries, but Mexico is defined as a NIC = Newly Industrialized Country.
To quote Wikipedia:
During the Cold War, the Third World referred to the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, the nations not aligned with either the First World or the Second World. This usage has become relatively rare due to the ending of the Cold War.
In the decade following the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the term Third World was used interchangeably with developing countries, but the concept has become outdated as it no longer represents the current political or economic state of the world. The three-world model arose during the Cold War to define countries aligned with NATO (the First World), the Communist Bloc (the Second World, although this term was less used), or neither (the Third World). Strictly speaking, "Third World" was a political, rather than an economic, grouping.
Since about the 2000s the term Third World has been used less and less. It is being replaced with terms such as developing countries, least developed countries or the Global South.