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CDG: imprisoned Jefe de Plaza of Quintana Roo, killed in Cancún hospital

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Charged with murder in the deadly brothel fire



Last July, federal forces arrested Federal forces arrested Alfonso Enrique Contreras Espinoza, alias "El Poncho",  CDG Jefe de Plaza linked to the drug distribution network in Quintana Roo.

Intelligence reports indicate that Alfonso Enrique Contreras was acting as operations coordinator in the Benito Juárez municipality, where he carried out the sale and distribution of drugs, in addition to the collection of “piso” in establishments.

The charges against Contreras Espinoza feds executed an arrest warrant against Alfonso Enrique Contreras Espinoza for the crime of qualified homicide and attempted murder, for the fire of a brothel in La Supermanzana 67.  Five were killed in the 2014 fire.

It was during his incarceration he apparently needed hospitalization for a leg issue. He was currently incarcerated at the Center for Social Reintegration (CERESO) in Cancún.



His wife and daughter were visiting him while he was in the private hospital, when after overpowering the hospital guard, four gunmen burst into his Cancún hospital room and shot Contreras Espinoza to death. His wife was not spared as she was also gunned down.  Their six year old daughter was not physically harmed.

State police said in a statement that the attack “was a possible settling of accounts”.  Another possibility is the rumors that he was cooperating with authorities regarding drugs, extortion and sicarios in Quintana Roo and specifically, Cancún.
 
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staying smart and safe in mexico on spring break

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from stratfor https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/smart-safe-spring-break-mexico-atm-alcohol-crime-cartel-murder-kidnapping-tourist

As for the first category, Mexican cartels have fought continuously for more than two decades for control of the most valuable trafficking corridors and drug production areas. As noted in our 2018 annual cartel forecast, there's no evidence that the cartel violence will end soon, and the Balkanization of the cartels in recent years has only created more points of contention between the various groups, resulting in more homicides across the country. No part of the country has been immune to this violence.

Though cartels typically fight rival groups, outside parties are often caught in the middle. For example, on Jan. 16, 2017, a Gulf cartel member selling drugs at the Blue Parrot nightclub in the tourist town of Playa del Carmen was killed by gunmen from a Los Zetas faction attempting to maintain control of drug sales in the city. The shooting resulted in the deaths of five people unrelated to the conflict, including an American woman who was trampled to death in the panic after the shooting began.


Many tourists assume that cartel violence and other criminal activity is removed from the beaches of the coastal resorts, but this simply isn't true. Cartels don't directly target tourist venues frequently, but there's no proof they make an effort to keep tourists out of the line of fire or away from gruesome displays of their murder victims. Acapulco was once among Mexico's most popular tourist destinations, but a protracted war between several competing criminal gangs has turned the port city into one of the country's deadliest places, where there are frequent shootings on the beach or in the bars. On March 1, an unidentified man in his 20s was gunned down at 7:30 in the evening at the beachfront club at the Grand Oasis hotel in Cancun. The man was reportedly neither an employee nor a guest of the hotel, and this was likely a murder related to organized crime, similar to the 2017 Blue Parrot incident. The murder occurred in front of dozens of tourists who were in the club and clearly illustrates how organized crime violence can stray into tourist areas.  

Speaking of bribery, criminal gangs also affect the security infrastructure tourists depend on. Government corruption is rampant, and law enforcement officers are routinely targeted by criminal groups offering "plata o plomo" — silver or lead. The lead option brings us to the second type of violence, that between criminals and government security forces.


Silver or Lead
It is not uncommon for criminals to target law enforcement officers who refuse bribes or who take them from a competing group. Many of these assassinations occur in restaurants, at clubs or on the street. On the other side of the equation, law enforcement operations to arrest criminals can sometimes turn into wide-ranging firefights that span many miles and that can result in bystanders being injured by bullets or grenade fragments. Many high-ranking cartel figures live in upscale neighborhoods and frequently visit high-end clubs and restaurants, and they can drag violence into those normally peaceful environs if a rival gang targets them or if the government attempts to arrest them.

On Feb. 21, a ferry that makes the popular Cozumel-Playa del Carmen run was damaged by an explosive device that injured several tourists, including a U.S. citizen. A message purporting to be from a criminal gang claimed credit for the explosion and threatened the mayor of Playa del Carmen with more bombs, including at his home. On March 1, two unexploded bombs were found aboard another ferry that had been inactive for about 10 months, raising suspicions that it was an attempt at insurance fraud. It is not clear whether the two incidents are connected, or who the instigator of the Feb. 21 attack was, but the presence of explosive material on boats meant for tourist use is obviously cause for concern.

The Tourist as Target
 criminal against civilian victim violence — is also a significant problem in Mexico. In many jurisdictions, the municipal police have been disbanded because of corruption and replaced by a patchwork of federal police and the military, who are more focused on combating the cartels than protecting citizens and visitors against common criminals. This has led to an increase in serious crimes such as murder and kidnapping and to an uptick in the general crime of which tourists are more likely to fall victim. In many locations where the cartel groups are fighting one another, local criminals take advantage of distracted security forces to commit crimes of their own.

A wide range of criminal groups participate in kidnapping and almost anyone can be targeted — from wealthy industrialists to lower-class businessmen to even tourists. There are also several types of kidnapping, including high-value target abductions, express kidnappings (in which the victim is held as the kidnappers go from one ATM to the next withdrawing cash until they empty the victim's account) and even virtual kidnappings, in which an abduction is faked in order to extract a ransom.

ATM card skimming and shimming (i.e., reading the chip on credit cards) in tourist areas, including the ATMs inside hotels, is also on the rise. Take care using ATMs while on vacation in Mexico, even if you're in a seemingly safe resort. If you do need to use an ATM, we recommend using one inside the secure area of a bank rather than one on the street or even in a hotel lobby. Most merchants in tourist zones accept U.S. dollars, but if you want to change money, we recommend doing so at the hotel desk, a bank or the money exchanges at the airport, preferably on the airside of the airport instead of outside the security hard line.

Visitors should not expect Mexican law enforcement officers to behave like their U.S. counterparts. Some Mexican officials are on cartel payrolls, and others are just simply corrupt. They will shake down unsuspecting visitors for bribes or arrest them on minor charges and hold them in exchange for a large cash payment. Sadly, there have also been numerous reports of police assaulting and raping intoxicated female tourists.

Despite the prevalence of armed criminals, weapons laws are very strict in Mexico. Several Americans have been arrested in the past year for attempting to bring firearms into Mexico with them on vacation. Don't ever attempt to do this.

One other concern during spring break in Mexico has been the many cases of tourists being made sick by, or even dying from, drinking counterfeit alcohol products at all-inclusive resorts.

One other concern during spring break in Mexico has been the many cases of tourists being made sick by, or even dying from, drinking counterfeit alcohol products at all-inclusive resorts. Visitors have also had their drinks spiked to incapacitate them for robbery or sexual assault. Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has amassed a list of over 150 cases in which people were either made ill or died after drinking adulterated alcohol in Mexico. And 10 of those cases occurred over the Christmas and New Year's holidays of 2017-18. All-inclusive resorts have a financial incentive to serve cheaper alcohol to their guests, and greed has caused some to endanger their guests by serving counterfeit alcohol. In mid-February, police in Guadalajara seized 71,000 liters of counterfeit tequila that contained methanol, a toxic substance. This is a serious and continuing problem, and people need to be careful about what they are drinking.

Staying Safe

After all that information about the perils in Mexico, I want to offer these tips on how you can have a safe and fun spring break south of the border. First, vacationers should read the general travel advice in the piece I linked to in the first paragraph.

Second, travelers need to practice an appropriate level of situational awareness based on the dangers outlined above and to implement good, common-sense security measures to protect themselves from these perils.

Here are some additional safety recommendations for travelers to Mexico:

Do not drive on the highways at night. Use the tollways if you need to travel from city to city.
Use only prearranged transportation between the airport and the resort or hotel. If at a resort, plan on staying there; refrain from going into town, particularly at night.

If you do go into town (or anywhere off the resort property), do not accept a ride from unknown persons, do not go into suspicious-looking or run-down bars, do not wander away from brightly lit public places, and do not wander on the beach or on the street at night.

Avoid bars and clubs (even upscale ones) with a bad reputation or where you see drugs are being sold.

Stop at all roadblocks.

Minimize what you carry with you on the trip, and do not bring anything that you are not willing to have taken from you.

If confronted by an armed individual who demands your possessions, give them up.

Do not bring ATM cards linked to a bank account holding a large sum of money. (This can prolong an express kidnapping, because the criminals may keep you until your account is drained and this could take a while if your account has a daily limit.) [called express kidnapping]

Do not get irresponsibly intoxicated.

Do not urinate in public or commit other minor offenses that police can use as a pretext to arrest you.

Obey traffic laws.

Do not accept a drink from a stranger, regardless of whether you are male or female.

Do not make yourself a tempting target by wearing expensive clothing or jewelry or by flashing cash.
Do not venture out alone. Additionally, understand that merely being part of a group does not guarantee safety against heavily armed criminals.

If you receive a virtual kidnapping phone call, do not heed demands to leave your hotel. Call the U.S. Embassy or Consulate immediately.

Register with the U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program — or the equivalent program from your government if you are not American — so your government knows who and where you are and can send you travel alert messages.

Remember, Mexico is not the United States. However, despite the very real security issues present in Mexico, it is possible to have a great vacation if you understand the threats, use common sense and maintain an appropriate level of situational awareness.
 
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Re: Current Events in the Cancun Area

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STATE DEPARTMENT MEMO:

Location:  Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Event: On March 7, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City received information about a security threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Effective immediately, U.S. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice. The U.S. Consular Agency in Playa del Carmen will be closed until further notice.

Actions to Take:

Be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution.
Purchase travel insurance that specifically covers you in Mexico and includes medical evacuation insurance.
Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate if you need assistance.
Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico
(011-52-55) 5080-2000
ACSMexicoCity@state.gov
https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Mexico Country Information
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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@Chivis is this overkill or valid?
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There's 1 out a travel advisory from Canada on Playa Del Carman because of the tourist ferry but as the excellent travel advisory article above from Stratfor says it might be an insurance fraud but nobody certainly wants to be in the line of bomb fire.
I also heard it on a mostly all music radio today while driving which caught my attention so it's actually the warning quite publicized.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/travel-warning-issued-playa-del-194348926.html
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Reports emerge that devices found on Barcos Caribe were explosive

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Reports emerge that devices found on Barcos Caribe were explosive
Riviera-Maya-News



Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A report by Noticieros Televisa says that the explosion on the Barcos Caribe ferry February 21 in Playa del Carmen was the result of an explosive device.

The news station says that federal sources reported that the explosion that occurred on Barcos Caribe February 21 was caused by an artifact and not by accident due to mechanical failure of the ferry or by the accumulation of fuel.

Authorities of the Navy and the Criminal Investigation Agency of the Attorney General’s Office found elements that prove the existence of an explosive device on the ferry.

Carlos Loret de Mola of the television station reported that “Federal sources with access to the first results of the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they found pieces of brown cardboard with a cylindrical shape and along with an explosive charge, there were five cardboard cartridges and a yellow wire connected to them,” he explained.

He added that what was found had the elements of a homemade explosive, explaining that in the affected ferry seats located in rows M, N and O, glued shrapnel and impregnated explosive dusts were discovered.

The televised report said that the artifact found on the Cozumel Barcos Caribe ferry days later was more sophisticated as determined by the PGR, and in this case, was detonable by remote control.

El Universal columnist Raúl Rodríguez Cortés, has reported that security footage from the February 21 Barcos Caribe explosion has already been reviewed and that it could be “the key evidence that it was a self-inflicted attack”.

According to Rodríguez Cortés, the video is part of the evidence given to the Criminal Investigation Agency by the Quintana Roo attorney’s office. In it, one of the owners of the shipping company, Roberto Borge Martín father of the former governor Roberto Borge Angulo along with an unidentified person who accompanied him, are seen.

He says the video shows the stranger carrying a backpack at the time of boarding the ferry in Cozumel, but when he got off in Playa del Carmen, he no longer had it. Borge Martín is seen leaving the boat hastily, confirmed Rodríguez Cortés sources who say they saw the video.
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U.S. Embassy in Mexico updates travel alert for Playa del Carmen amid "security threat"
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/playa-del-carmen-us-narrows-travel-alert-for-mexican-city/

MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has narrowed its travel warning for the Caribbean city of Playa del Carmen amid what it calls an unspecified "ongoing security threat" just as the spring holiday season is kicking into high gear. The revised restrictions now say U.S. government employees must avoid five neighborhoods in and around a tourist center filled with hotels, bars and restaurants, but lift a blanket ban that had included several all-inclusive resorts.

Friday's alert also clarifies that the threat is separate from issues with ferries between Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel.

On Friday, CBS News correspondent Anna Werner reported that the resort, not far from other tourist hot spots like Cozumel, Cancun, and Tulum, may seem like a tropical paradise, but it has not been spared the violence sweeping other parts of the country.

An explosion on a tourist ferry last month in Playa del Carmen left at least five U.S. citizens injured. Undetonated bombs were found on another vessel owned by the same ferry company less than two weeks later.

In January 2017, a shooting at a nightclub in the resort town left five people dead, including an American teen who was trampled while trying to escape.

Over the past year, there has been a dramatic increase in violence in and around Playa del Carmen, according to Eric Olson, an expert on security issues in Mexico at the Wilson Center's Latin American Program.

"There are American victims, but they tend to be bystanders, people at the wrong place at the wrong time," he says.

 The number of foreign visitors to the resort town jumped more than 18 percent last year, and CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg says the number of Americans killed in violent crimes in Mexico is very small.

"Every time the United States issues a travel advisory, it's got such a negative connotation, there's an almost immediate knee jerk reaction from people to cancel," says Greenberg, "but in terms of Americans being targeted for violent crime, it doesn't really exist."
 
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in terms of effecting americans or tourists, a cautionary warning on the side of safety.  they have modified the warning today
 
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Used to be years ago most of the violence was around the border and a few areas to avoid in Mexico but now almost seems there isn't any place untouched.Baja Sur so quiet before and Guanajuto,Oaxaca.I know it's criminal on criminal but my roommate says no there always has been violence it's just the Internet has brought it out in the open.What does anyone think?Maybe there is truth to that.That maybe 20 years ago we just didn't know anything but murders were happening everywhere in Mexico but very little was reported!So was it really different before or the same as now but we just didn't know about it?Remember there was no execution videos but I'm sure there were people executed right?
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Five bodies found in a car in Cancun

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Daily Mail and Riviera Maya News

Five bodies have been found in a car in the popular Mexican tourist hotspot of Cancun as the drug war death toll soars past 100 this year.

The silver Mazda sedan was found outside Hall Gym about 7am on Wednesday with a dead man in the front and others piled in the back.

Police didn't say how the men died but the grisly find stoked fears of yet another drug cartel hit after escalating violence in the city.





The car was parked near the back of the Public Prosecutor's Office, but gym workers also say they received a threat over the phone against the owner.

Forensics officers took the car away on the back of a tow truck for further analysis.

Drug-related violence has spiraled out of control in Cancun this year with 100 people killed in what was believed to be gang violence.

At least four bullets were fired at a beach vendor by men on water skis on Saturday in the city's hotel bustling district.

Two days earlier three men were murdered at a bar and last Monday a body riddled with bullets washed up on a popular tourist beach.

On April 11 a woman's body was found in the street shot several times in the face with a 'message' left on it.

Earlier in the month 14 people were killed and five wounded in six shootings in just 36 hours, the highest-ever death toll in such a short time.

Five of them were killed in a home where neighbors said the occupants were drug dealers. Another three were killed standing outside a tamale stand next to a clothing store.

The next day, five others were gunned down in separate shootings around the city.

Cancun, Q.R. — A vehicle containing several deceased bodies has been found in Cancun. Reports say that the Mazda car was discovered shortly before 7:00 a.m. Wednesday with the remains of five adults inside, however, police have yet to confirm that figure.

The car was discovered on Avenida Kabah in front of the Andrés Quintana Roo soccer stadium in Cancun with a deceased male in the driver’s seat and at least three others in the rear seat.

The vehicle, which was towed from in front of Hall Gym, was reported as stolen.

The Mazda was taken to the Forensic Medical Service for authorities to review the trunk and look for the existence of additional human remains.

A worker from inside Hall Gum said that they had received a telephone threat toward the owner of the company.

Ministerial police will carry out an investigation.
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More on the 5 dead.

CANCÚN, Q. Roo.- A couple of blocks away and close to the facilities of the General State Prosecutor's Office (FGE) was left a gray Mazda vehicle with five bodies, all male, who were tortured to death, two They were decapitated and their hearts were ripped out, their heads were found in a bag inside the same unit, they had said organ in their mouths, they were sewn with wire, one of the bodies had the Z-shaped skin detached. Hours later, Human remains were located in Region 249, apparently corresponding to the torso that was found last Monday.

At 3 o'clock, the first report on several bodies without life entered Supermanzana 43, on Kabah Avenue, but the police corporations found nothing, despite traveling the entire area.

It was until 6:50 am, when the 911 emergency number reported to the police and emergency units that there were several apparently lifeless people inside a vehicle, in a vehicle that was on Kabah Avenue, between Del Street Forest and Oak.

In the parking lot of the Healthfitness gym, a vehicle was found, Mazda, gray, type 3, model 2010, with license plates URF-603-E, from the state of Quintana Roo, which had a report of robbery with violence on Tuesday, April 10 of the currents in the Villas del Mar subdivision.

The first respondents were elements of the Municipal Police, then paramedics from the Red Cross arrived, who only corroborated that inside the vehicle there were several bodies without life.

The area was cordoned off by municipal elements, who no longer allowed the paramedics to open the unit, the uniformed ones requested the intervention of experts and ministerials of the FGE.

The staff of the Office of the Prosecutor came immediately to the report, after corroborating that there were several bodies, they decided to request a tow truck to tow the vehicle to the facilities of the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo).

According to official information, inside the vehicle found five bodies, one in the back seat and the rest in sacks in the trunk.

They also found pieces of wood with blood stains, also in a plastic sack were found chains for dogs with blood.

One of the subjects was about 30 years old, of thin build, about 1.65 centimeters in height, he was handcuffed with gray industrial tape, his eyes were blindfolded with a black cloth, his head was covered with a plastic bag. plastic. In the neck it had a tourniquet with a cable, apparently it was strangled.

Another of the deceased, was of robust build, dark complexion, about 40 years old, 1.65 in height, had a tattoo of a cobra on the left arm, wore blue shirt and black denim trousers, was tied to the feet and hands with gray industrial tape, also had a bag on his head, was blindfolded.

These two bodies found sanitary napkins in their mouths, both had blows to various parts of the body.

The assassins were more cruel in torture with the third and fourth bodies, both were in sacks and had a piece of wood in the rectum, they opened their chest and ripped their hearts, they removed skin to form a Z on their chest and they were decapitated.

The experts found in another sack the heads of the two, placed the heart in their mouths, sewed them with wire. Both were tied with industrial tape of the hands and feet.

One of them was of robust constitution, dark complexion, of 1.70 of stature, of between 30 to 35 years, had a tattoo in the torso with the legend of "Sheyla" and in the right shoulder a religious image. The other subject was thin, had a tattoo on the chest with the word "I love you" and another on the right arm with the figure of a face.

The last body was strangled, had a cable in the neck, had a blow to the head, which had covered with a plastic bag, was of robust build, dark complexion, 1.70 centimeters tall, wore a bermuda check .
Human remains

On the other hand, at 11 o'clock, the discovery of human remains was reported in a green area, in front of the Cielo Azul subdivision, in Region 249, on Lakin Avenue, about 100 meters from the Vial Arch.

The emergency number 911 received the report on the discovery of human remains, which were about 50 meters from the aforementioned avenue.

The first police report indicated that they were in bags and apparently it was the rest of the body of the torso that was found last Monday in the same area. The remains were already in an advanced state of putrefaction, they were transferred to the Semefo for the corresponding procedures.
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Thats shocking, no matter what crimes theyve committed prior to their deaths they didnt deserve that.  Is cancun getting worse at the moment?  
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The crime has always been present and kept away from attention.  The past year or so we are seeing executions displayed publicly for attention.  In my book and in this area, yes it's worse but I still visit and feel safe.
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New traveler’s safety app is launched in Quintana Roo

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New traveler’s safety app is launched in Quintana Roo
Travel Market Report



After a series of incidents that drew broad press coverage questioning traveler safety at popular Yucatan beach resort destinations, the state of Quintana Roo has launched an app that it says provides 24-hour services that will help tourists keep themselves safe.

Called Guest Assist, the app includes links and services for emergencies, extortion and kidnapping, robbery, passport loss or theft, roadside assistance, and even a way to lodge complaints for local tourist service providers.

For example, tapping on the “911 Emergencies” portion of the app provides a call button link. The “Attacks on Physical Integrity or Robbery” section of the app offers step-by-step descriptions of the process to report crimes, including a link to file a complaint online.

According to a report at Novedades de Quintana Roo, Quintana Governor Carlos Joaquín announced the Guest Assist app at this year’s Tianguis Turístico 2018.

Novedades de Quintana Roo quoted Joaquín stating that: “The objective is to offer security to tourists, it is one of the main points on the state's agenda,” and that his state considered safety “fundamental” for the local tourism industry’s success.

"I'm glad we can launch this particular platform in Quintana Roo, but later it can also be used by other destinations in Mexico,” Joaquín said, during a live Facebook broadcast last week.

“This appears to be an incredibly useful app for tourists both national and foreign,” said Trenia Logan, who owns Querencia Travel Consulting in Rushville, Indiana. Logan also owns a travel agency specializing in visiting destinations beyond Mexico’s popular resort locations. “There are 11 WiFi hotspots in Quintana Roo that allow the app to work even if your phone doesn’t have data,” she said.

“Another good point to note is that it’s a very simple platform without pictures or images that drain data; there will not be any offers or ads either. It will connect tourists with 11 different safety nets, ranging from private and government organizations from 911 to federal police to traffic assistance.”

In the end, Logan added: “An app is only as good as what is behind it. In this case, Guest Assist is backed by a 24/7 call center that will have multilingual staff who can act as dispatchers to security and law enforcement or medical assistance.”

Guest Assist is one of several measures the state of Quintana Roo is implementing in response to recent incidents, including tainted alcohol, and U.S. State Department advisories against traveling to the region following a bombing on a Cozumel ferry service.

The first initiative launched was the creation of the Directorate Tourist Assistance, a unit within the Ministry of Tourism, to guide visitors who have a problem within the state
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Double execution in Puerto Aventuras

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Double execution in Puerto Aventuras
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PUERTO AVENTURAS, Quintana Roo. – On Sunday May 6th, two subjects were executed by heavily armed men after a car chase in the area known as El Sause, two kilometers away from the town of Puerto Aventuras, in the municipality of Solidaridad, where Playa del Carmen is located.

According to information from witnesses and a police report, the two victims were fleeing aboard a red Volkswagen Jetta Classic, license plate number USK-047-E, as they were being pursued by several hit men who were traveling in another vehicle.

However, in their desperation to evade the persecutors, the victims took the wrong decision to get off the vehicle, and tried to escape by foot. The criminals got off their car too, ran after them and without hesitation shot them both point blank.

So far, absolutely no arrests have been made in relation with this crime.

Source: SIPSE
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Military soldiers land in Cancun to help fight crime

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Military soldiers land in Cancun to help fight crime
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Cancun, Q.R. — Soldiers have arrived in the city of Cancun to help with security and surveillance.

The Ministry of National Defense announced the arrival of soldiers to the city of Cancun, however, they did not provide a figure. Their arrival comes as the city nears 200 murders since the beginning of the year.

The newly landed soldiers will work in coordination with authorities of the three levels of government and will be based in the municipality of Benito Juarez. Their job will be to increase security and social welfare.

According to a press release by the ministry, “With these actions, the Mexican Army and Air Force reaffirms its commitment to the people of Mexico, through the materialization of activities that contribute to solving public needs in a prompt and timely manner.

“The Mexican Army and Air Force joins the joint responsibility of finding solutions to the collective problems of the entity.”
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excellent!
This is an idea that Ann Devert mother of Harry Devert wanted to do.
 
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PRI candidate for Isla Mujeres dies from weekend shooting

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PRI candidate for Isla Mujeres dies from weekend shooting
Mica - Considering how often I promote this as the safest place in Mexico and spend a month a year on the island, this is troubling to me.



ancun, Q.R. — A political candidate who was shot during a meeting Saturday has died.

Rosely Danilú Magaña Martínez was the victim of a shooting Saturday during a political meeting at a private residence. She was a PRI candidate for the municipality of Isla Mujeres.

Rosely Danilú Magaña Martínez along with PRI activist, Lizbeth Noemí Pasos Sarabia, were shot Saturday afternoon when they were at a political meeting in the colony San Antonio in the mainland municipality of Isla Mujeres, a few meters from the limits with the municipality of Benito Juárez.

The shooting took place around 7:00 pm Saturday at a home on Gastón Alegre Avenue where a political meeting was being held. Reports say two men arrived on board a Cross-style motorcycle where they shot the women.

After the attack, both women were admitted to hospital, however Magaña Martínez died from her injuries at the Galenia Hospital Monday at 11:45 p.m. Lizbeth received a gun shot wound to her thigh and was voluntarily discharged.

According to the witnesses, four shots were heard. The attackers apparently fled to the municipality of Cancún.
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A 44 years old Romanian citizen was executed Tuesday in Cancun. He has been shot twice in the head through the car's rear window while going to a meeting with a rival. The passenger which was also Romanian survived without any wound.
According to local media, the Mexican authorities detained a former police officer who was charged with murder.
The Romanian citizen was wanted by Romanian authorities for evading the execution of a prison sentence after in 2014 he attacked another man with a knife, cutting him in the neck area.

The article is from Romanian press.
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