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New travel warnings for Cancun #168364
08/23/2018 06:02 PM
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The US State Department has issued a new Level 2 travel warning for Cancun. Eight bodies were found in the last few days, they were unidentified. Use extreme caution in the area for increased violent crimes. Read in The Points Guy.com

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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #168382
08/24/2018 05:37 AM
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Playa del Carmen, Q Roo, Mexic...
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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: bugambilias] #168383
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30,000 reported murders last year. How many unreported?
I'm not going to Chicago or Baltimore either.


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #168388
08/24/2018 08:57 AM
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This is a level 2 travel advisory for all areas of Mexico* advising heightened caution. There is crime, and as always using common sense when traveling anywhere is advised. Note - France, Germany and Antarctica have Level 2 advisories...

*Level 3 (Reconsider travel), and Level 4 (Do not travel) are in place for the areas of Mexico deemed more dangerous...


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #168705
08/29/2018 01:24 PM
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Playa del Carmen, Q Roo, Mexic...
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Not new.

Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version incorrectly identified the area of Mexico the travel advisory was issued.

The State Department issued a travel advisory Wednesday warning American citizens headed to Mexico to use caution in several states.
"The State Department travel advisory for Mexico does not include any tourist or beach areas and reaffirms that all major tourist destinations in Mexico are safe," a spokesperson for the Quintana Roo Tourism Board said in a statement.

USA Today Story

Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #168846
09/01/2018 09:38 AM
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Of course the Q Roo Tourism Board will make that statement. And USA Today apparently published it even though it is also inaccurate...?

The initial USA Today article linking the 8 bodies found in Cancun with the August 22 update to the travel advisory was definitely inaccurate (what’s new?). The August travel advisory update was issued for Ciudad Juarez and not Q Roo, which has been at level 2 for some time.

But the Q Roo tourism board statement is also very inaccurate and misleading, as the “major tourist destinations...” of Cancun and Playa Del Carmen have seen several violent murders IN the tourist areas. Most of these are considered cartel slayings, but the potential danger to innocent bystanders cannot be ignored.

But the media has once again contributed (either in the pursuit of sales using hype or just plain lack of basic research) to uncertainty in the minds of those considering travel to Q Roo, especially new visitors. There are several posts on other travel forums from folks canceling trips to Q Roo based on the USA Today article...a shame...

So to clarify, the actual travel warning for Q Roo has not changed. This is the Level 2 advisory for Q Roo from the US State Department:

Quintana Roo state – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Exercise increased caution due to crime.

According to Government of Mexico statistics, the state experienced an increase in homicide rates compared to the same period in 2016. While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. Shooting incidents injuring or killing bystanders have occurred.

There are no restrictions on U.S. government employees for travel in Quintana Roo state, which includes tourist areas such as: Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and the Riviera Maya.


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: bugambilias] #171440
09/26/2018 08:24 AM
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Entire Acapulco police force disarmed due to links to drug gangs. Great place to vacation!

https://nypost.com/2018/09/26/mexico-disarms-entire-acapulco-police-force-over-link-to-drug-gangs/


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #171455
09/26/2018 11:01 AM
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Work for us, or we'll kill your family. Not sure how many of us would be squeaky clean in that scenario. God's blessings, and protection for all who are affected down there.


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: 2fingers] #171493
09/27/2018 05:48 AM
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Playa del Carmen, Q Roo, Mexic...
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Originally Posted by 2fingers

Entire Acapulco police force disarmed due to links to drug gangs. Great place to vacation!

https://nypost.com/2018/09/26/mexico-disarms-entire-acapulco-police-force-over-link-to-drug-gangs/


Very alarming report indeed.

The distance from Acapulco to Cancun is about the same as Orlando Florida to Portland Maine.

Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: ScurvyD] #171526
09/27/2018 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ScurvyD
Work for us, or we'll kill your family. Not sure how many of us would be squeaky clean in that scenario.


Very true indeed...


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #175274
11/14/2018 08:58 AM
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Another murder in Playa this week. Guy was mugged and stabbed. He was founnd with crack and two transvestites.
Not judging. That's what the news here said.


https://www.riviera-maya-news.com/c...rcation-while-partying-in-park/2018.html

Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #175280
11/14/2018 10:19 AM
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Hmmm, said he was from Canada but worked there in a hotel. Then it corrects that and said he lives in California. This whole story seems fishy.


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #175335
11/14/2018 03:32 PM
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The initial al report said he was a Canadian tourist, and when more details emerged he was described as a worker living here and reputed to be involved with drugs. Too many trolls (many of whom are on TA and have no experiences in Mexico) thrive on posting negative “news” and don’t wait for the facts.
The main point is this was apparently not a random threat toward a tourist but a drug-related local event...


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #176318
11/25/2018 06:06 PM
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Just back from an AI in Playa del Carmen. I encountered a security issue. I had a croissant on my plate on the beach and a creature all in black swooped in, stole it and quickly departed, so fast it was almost like it had wings. Hotel security was no help in helping ID this criminal, there only response was to send a waiter with another. Definitely avoid this area.

As a side Note, Happy Shuttle provided great service to and from the airport, we have a regular driver. Henrry (with 2 rs).


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #176321
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Happens to my fries all the time. duh


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Re: New travel warnings for Cancun [Re: LBI2SXM] #176357
11/26/2018 09:12 AM
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Similar transgression in Cancun, we were visiting the RIU Caribe for the day and about to enjoy lunch on the oceanfront deck when a winged raptor-like creature made a sortie into the deck and was off with my burger - ALL of it - before I could even take a bite! hungry
Cunning little devil, and my wife swears the other fliers were laughing as we just sat there... jester

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