There have also been reports of tainted alcohol causing illness or blackouts. Street crime is a serious problem in major cities and tourist resort areas. Now she hangs up to 80 every Sunday and has 70 more stored at home. More than 100 people have now been killed in the popular beach resort since the start of. Tourism officials acknowledge the problems plaguing tourist towns: low wages, inadequate housing for workers and increased crime, problems that recently prompted the Tourism Secretariat to announce plans to improve housing for tourism workers. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, in a major shift from India's stated policy on climate change, indicated that India could look at taking on binding commitments on emissions in the future. Mexican authorities said the explosion was unrelated to organized crime.
The country listed 13,726 homicides between January and June, a 33% surge over the same period in 2016. The violence in Cancun reflects a broader problem for Mexico, which is on pace this year for the most murders since 1997. Those safeguards came after a Feb. In a late-night session, negotiating groups reported they had settled some disputed wo. And in August, were found after a cartel murder spree - with two of the victims dismembered and found in separate plastic bags.
A body lies in the street in Cancun - as the town is gripped by violence and gun crime How can I beat the pickpockets? Following the circulation of two texts, still remain to be adopted by the 193 countries in some formal manner, Environment Minister Jairam. Most attacks have occurred early in the morning or late at night. Forensic doctors carry the body of a Canadian woman found with multiple stab wounds in Cancun Is it safe to travel to Cancun and other tourist spots in Mexico? Six victims had been strangled to death and a seventh had been decapitated. Four people have been arrested over that shooting, in which 15 others were injured. It planned for tourism development. Some local tourism workers object to suggestions that the state is unsafe for visitors.
It was unclear what the motive behind the attack was. A body bag is used to carry away another victim yards from a beach Keep car doors locked and windows closed, especially at traffic lights. Newser - A former Survivor producer wanted for questioning in Mexico about his wife's death has returned to the United States, his lawyer said today. So far in 2018, 113 people have been executed. Theft on buses is common so keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
Newser - Police in the Mexican vacation hotspot of Cancun have arrested seven suspects after finding five men and two women murdered in a shack, Reuters reports. Be wary of people presenting themselves as police officers trying to fine or arrest you for no apparent reason. Tourist hotspots also attract millions of Mexicans seeking jobs. Hotel occupancy hovers at 83%, roughly the same as the same time last year, he said. Guru-Murthy was also shocked by the lack of police presence, with many tourists unaware of the gruesome sight just metres away.
Mexico had the most murders on record in 2017, with 29,158 homicides. Leticia Rodriguez Lara is the alleged leader of the drug gang that dominates the city and faces trial on drug trafficking charges, along with her son. There have been a number of violent carjackings and robberies along the Pacific Highway. Tourism was always the focus, never accommodating the hoards of impoverished workers arriving. Monsters and Critics has highlights here , including a goal by the nearly 200 participating nations to limit the rise in world temperatures to 2. Mexico declared war on drug cartels and organized crime a decade ago, a conflict that claimed more than 200,000 lives and shows few signs of slowing up.
Here's what you need to know before you pack your bags for a holiday there. Mexico's most popular tourist town has been hit with a record number of murders due to rival gang turf wars. Security analysts pin the spiraling violence on fights over heroin production, which cartels have turned to as several U. Tourists walk on Caracol beach in Cancun. On April 5, violence returned to the same part of Cancun, where two more people were killed, according to Novedades de Quintana Roo. Image: Tourists on a beach in Cancun On Monday, five people died during a shooting at the beachside Blue Parrot club in Playa del Carmen.
Travellers have been robbed or assaulted after being drugged. Gunmen shot a police commander outside his home in late July. Passengers have also been robbed and assaulted by unlicensed taxi drivers including in Mexico City. Local residents, meanwhile, live in shabby barrios that tourists seldom see. The site reports 16 people have been killed in Cancun so far this month.
Five security guards died at an electronic music festival in Playa del Carmen in January, and a July shootout in a nightclub on the city's famed Fifth Avenue injured three. Some in this region support the U. The following month a beach vendor was killed in a double shooting on a. Explosives were later found on another ferry owned by the same company. Drug-related violence in Mexico has increased massively in recent years with murders now commonplace. The same day, three merchants were fatally shot on a street in a commercial area about 10 minutes from the Puerto Cancun marina, the news outlet reported.