Mexico resort – Mexico Virtual http://mexico-virtual.com/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 20:44:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://mexico-virtual.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile.png Mexico resort – Mexico Virtual http://mexico-virtual.com/ 32 32 Gunmen on jet skis open fire on a beach in the resort town of Cancun in Mexico https://mexico-virtual.com/gunmen-on-jet-skis-open-fire-on-a-beach-in-the-resort-town-of-cancun-in-mexico/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 20:44:21 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/gunmen-on-jet-skis-open-fire-on-a-beach-in-the-resort-town-of-cancun-in-mexico/ CANCUN, Mexico – Gunfire erupted Tuesday at a beach in the Mexican resort town of Cancun on the Caribbean coast, sending tourists rushing for safety, but authorities said no one appeared to be injured. Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the police chief of the coastal state of Quintana Roo, said the attackers apparently pulled up to the […]]]>

CANCUN, Mexico – Gunfire erupted Tuesday at a beach in the Mexican resort town of Cancun on the Caribbean coast, sending tourists rushing for safety, but authorities said no one appeared to be injured.

Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the police chief of the coastal state of Quintana Roo, said the attackers apparently pulled up to the beach in a jet ski and opened fire on a beach in the Cancun hotel zone. Hernández Gutiérrez said the jet skis were found and seized.

A witness to the attack, Rick Lebassa, a tourist from Maine, said two or three gunmen appeared to shoot pistols in the air, not on the beach.

“There were two guys and maybe even a third, who came in on a jet ski, and what I saw was they were soaring into the sky,” Lebassa said. “I didn’t see a single shot coming ashore.”

Lebassa says it was the first such incident he saw in his 31 years of coming to Cancun.

“I’m not too worried because it’s the first time,” Lebassa said. “We’ve been going downhill for 31 years and we’ve never had a problem.”

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However, not everyone was as unfazed as Lebassa.

Andy Guyrich and Kerry Arms, who were from Minnesota, described more gunfire and terror on the beach.

“We just had to hit the bridge,” Guyrich said.

Arms initially thought it was some kind of show.

“There was a reaction delayed by about five seconds and then everyone started scrambling and screaming and crying and running,” Arms said.

The shooting is the latest in a series of violent incidents on the resort-dotted coastline, and came the same week that a special battalion of National Guard troops was assigned to protect the area. Mexican Marines wearing bulletproof vests, helmets and assault rifles were seen patrolling the tourist-packed beaches of Cancun after Tuesday’s shooting.

On November 5, a commando of armed drug gang men stormed a beach in Puerto Morelos, a resort town just south of Cancun, and opened fire outside luxury hotels, executing two drug traffickers. drug from a rival gang. The dramatic shooting sent tourists rushing for safety.

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State officials called it a “clash between rival drug trafficking groups on a beach” near two hotels. Several cartels fight over the region’s lucrative retail drug trade, including the Jalisco Cartel and a gang allied with the Gulf Cartel.

The shootings were the latest chapter in drug gang violence that has marred the reputation of Mexico’s Caribbean coast as a once tranquil oasis.

Rival cartels often kill street dealers from another gang in Mexico to eliminate the competition and ensure their drugs are sold first. This is not the first time that tourists have been caught in the crossfire.

The Puerto Morelos shooting came two weeks after a California blogger and a German tourist were killed in a similar shootout in the resort town of Tulum in October.

Indian-born San José, Calif., Anjali Ryot and German citizen Jennifer Henzold were reportedly struck by crossfire during the October 20 shooting in Tulum, south of Puerto Morelos.

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Three other foreign tourists were injured in the shooting at a street-side restaurant that has outdoor tables, just off Tulum’s main street. They included two German men and a Dutch woman.

The Tulum shooting also apparently broke out between two groups that sell street-level drugs in the area, prosecutors said.

There were signs that the situation in the state of Quintana Roo, where all the resorts are located, was out of control months ago. In June, two men were shot dead on Tulum beach and a third was injured.

And in nearby Playa del Carmen, police staged a massive raid in October on the resort town’s restaurant-lined Quinta Avenida, arresting 26 suspects – most apparently for selling drugs – after a policewoman from the town was gunned down and locked in the trunk of a car last week. Prosecutors said Friday they arrested a suspect in the murder.

The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has placed its hopes on what is known as the Riviera Maya, where it has announced its intention to build an international airport and a stop for the Maya train, which will circulate in a loop around the peninsula. of Yucatan.

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Shots reported at beach in Mexican resort of Cancun https://mexico-virtual.com/shots-reported-at-beach-in-mexican-resort-of-cancun-2/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 17:09:55 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/shots-reported-at-beach-in-mexican-resort-of-cancun-2/ CANCUN, Mexico (AP) – Gunshots erupted on a beach in the Mexican resort town of Cancun on the Caribbean coast on Tuesday, sending tourists rushing for safety, but authorities said no one didn’t seem to be hurt. Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the police chief of the coastal state of Quintana Roo, said the attackers apparently pulled […]]]>

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) – Gunshots erupted on a beach in the Mexican resort town of Cancun on the Caribbean coast on Tuesday, sending tourists rushing for safety, but authorities said no one didn’t seem to be hurt.

Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the police chief of the coastal state of Quintana Roo, said the attackers apparently pulled up to the beach on a jet ski and opened fire on a beach in the Cancun hotel zone. Hernández Gutiérrez said the jet skis were found and seized.

A witness to the attack, Rick Lebassa, a tourist from Maine, said two or three gunmen appeared to shoot pistols in the air, not on the beach.

READ ALSO2 dead in dramatic shooting near upscale Mexican resorts

“There were two guys and maybe even a third, who came on a jet ski, and what I saw was they were soaring into the sky,” Lebassa said. “I didn’t see a single shot coming ashore.”

Lebassa says it was the first such incident he saw in his 31 years of coming to Cancun.

“I’m not too worried because it’s the first time in history,” Lebassa said. “We’ve been going downhill for 31 years and we’ve never had a problem.”

However, not everyone was as unfazed as Lebassa.

Andy Guyrich and Kerry Arms, from Minnesota, described more gunfire and terror on the beach.

“We just had to hit the bridge,” Guyrich said.

Arms initially thought it was some kind of show.

“There was a delayed reaction of about five seconds and then everyone started scrambling and screaming and crying and running,” Arms said.

READ ALSO: California blogger among 2 killed in Tulum, Mexico

The shooting is the latest in a series of violent incidents on the resort-dotted coastline, and came the same week that a special battalion of National Guard troops was assigned to protect the area. Mexican Marines wearing bulletproof vests, helmets and assault rifles were seen patrolling the tourist-packed beaches of Cancun after Tuesday’s shooting.

On November 5, a commando of armed drug gang men stormed a beach in Puerto Morelos, a resort town just south of Cancun, and opened fire outside luxury hotels, executing two drug traffickers. drug from a rival gang. The dramatic shooting sent tourists rushing for safety.

State officials called it a “clash between rival drug trafficking groups on a beach” near two hotels. Several cartels fight over the region’s lucrative retail drug trade, including the Jalisco Cartel and a gang allied with the Gulf Cartel.

The shootings were the latest chapter in drug gang violence that has marred the reputation of Mexico’s Caribbean coast as a once tranquil oasis.

Rival cartels often kill street dealers from another gang in Mexico to eliminate the competition and ensure their drugs are sold first. This is not the first time that tourists have been caught in the crossfire.

The Puerto Morelos shooting came two weeks after a California blogger and a German tourist were killed in a similar shootout in the resort town of Tulum in October.

Indian-born San José, Calif., Anjali Ryot and German citizen Jennifer Henzold were reportedly struck by crossfire during the October 20 shooting in Tulum, south of Puerto Morelos.

Three other foreign tourists were injured in the shooting at a street-side restaurant that has outdoor tables, just off Tulum’s main street. They included two German men and a Dutch woman.

The Tulum shooting also apparently broke out between two groups that sell street-level drugs in the area, prosecutors said.

There were signs that the situation in the state of Quintana Roo, where all the resorts are located, was out of control months ago. In June, two men were shot dead on Tulum beach and a third was injured.

And in nearby Playa del Carmen, police staged a massive raid in October on the resort town’s restaurant-lined Quinta Avenida, arresting 26 suspects – most apparently for selling drugs – after a policewoman from the town was gunned down and locked in the trunk of a car last week. Prosecutors said Friday they arrested a suspect in the murder.

The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has placed its hopes on what is known as the Riviera Maya, where it has announced its intention to build an international airport and a stop for the Maya train, which will circulate in a loop around the peninsula. of Yucatan.


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Shots reported at beach in Mexican resort of Cancun https://mexico-virtual.com/shots-reported-at-beach-in-mexican-resort-of-cancun/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 01:52:21 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/shots-reported-at-beach-in-mexican-resort-of-cancun/ CANCUN, Mexico (AP) – Gunshots erupted on a beach in the Mexican resort town of Cancun on the Caribbean coast on Tuesday, sending tourists rushing for safety, but authorities said no one didn’t seem to be hurt. Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the police chief of the coastal state of Quintana Roo, said the attackers apparently pulled […]]]>

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) – Gunshots erupted on a beach in the Mexican resort town of Cancun on the Caribbean coast on Tuesday, sending tourists rushing for safety, but authorities said no one didn’t seem to be hurt.

Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the police chief of the coastal state of Quintana Roo, said the attackers apparently pulled up to the beach on a jet ski and opened fire on a beach in the Cancun hotel zone. Hernández Gutiérrez said the jet skis were found and seized.

A witness to the attack, Rick Lebassa, a tourist from Maine, said two or three gunmen appeared to shoot pistols in the air, not on the beach.


“There were two guys and maybe even a third, who came in on a jet ski, and what I saw was they were soaring into the sky,” Lebassa said. “I didn’t see a single shot coming ashore.”

Lebassa says it was the first such incident he saw in his 31 years of coming to Cancun.

“I’m not too worried because it’s the first time,” Lebassa said. “We’ve been going downhill for 31 years and we’ve never had a problem.”

However, not everyone was as unfazed as Lebassa.

Andy Guyrich and Kerry Arms, from Minnesota, described more gunfire and terror on the beach.

“We just had to hit the bridge,” Guyrich said.

Arms initially thought it was some kind of show.

“There was a reaction delayed by about five seconds and then everyone started scrambling and screaming and crying and running,” Arms said.

The shooting is the latest in a series of violent incidents on the resort-dotted coastline, and came the same week that a special battalion of National Guard troops was assigned to protect the area. Mexican Marines wearing bulletproof vests, helmets and assault rifles were seen patrolling the tourist-packed beaches of Cancun after Tuesday’s shooting.

On November 5, a commando of armed drug gang men stormed a beach in Puerto Morelos, a resort town just south of Cancun, and opened fire outside luxury hotels, executing two drug traffickers. drug from a rival gang. The dramatic shooting sent tourists rushing for safety.

State officials called it a “clash between rival drug trafficking groups on a beach” near two hotels. Several cartels fight over the region’s lucrative retail drug trade, including the Jalisco Cartel and a gang allied with the Gulf Cartel.

The shootings were the latest chapter in drug gang violence that has tainted Mexico’s Caribbean coast as a once-tranquil oasis.

Rival cartels often kill street dealers from another gang in Mexico to eliminate the competition and ensure their drugs are sold first. This is not the first time that tourists have been caught in the crossfire.

The Puerto Morelos shooting came two weeks after a California blogger and a German tourist were killed in a similar shootout in the resort town of Tulum in October.

Indian-born San José, Calif., Anjali Ryot and German citizen Jennifer Henzold were reportedly struck by crossfire during the October 20 shooting in Tulum, south of Puerto Morelos.

Three other foreign tourists were injured in the shooting at a street-side restaurant that has outdoor tables, just off Tulum’s main street. They included two German men and a Dutch woman.

The Tulum shooting also apparently broke out between two groups that sell street-level drugs in the area, prosecutors said.

There were signs that the situation in the state of Quintana Roo, where all the resorts are located, was out of control months ago. In June, two men were shot dead on Tulum beach and a third was injured.

And in nearby Playa del Carmen, police staged a massive raid in October on the resort town’s restaurant-lined Quinta Avenida, arresting 26 suspects – most apparently for selling drugs – after a policewoman from the town was gunned down and locked in the trunk of a car last week. Prosecutors said Friday they arrested a suspect in the murder.

The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has placed its hopes on what is known as the Riviera Maya, where it has announced its intention to build an international airport and a stop for the Maya train, which will circulate in a loop around the peninsula. of Yucatan.


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Shots reported on beach at Cancun resort in Mexico | International https://mexico-virtual.com/shots-reported-on-beach-at-cancun-resort-in-mexico-international/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 01:19:23 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/shots-reported-on-beach-at-cancun-resort-in-mexico-international/ CANCUN, Mexico (AP) – Gunshots erupted on a beach in the Mexican resort town of Cancun on the Caribbean coast on Tuesday, sending tourists to safety, but authorities said no one appeared to be hurt. Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, police chief of the coastal state of Quintana Roo, said the attackers apparently took a jet ski […]]]>

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) – Gunshots erupted on a beach in the Mexican resort town of Cancun on the Caribbean coast on Tuesday, sending tourists to safety, but authorities said no one appeared to be hurt.

Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, police chief of the coastal state of Quintana Roo, said the attackers apparently took a jet ski to the beach and opened fire on a beach in the Cancun hotel zone. Hernández Gutiérrez said the jet skis were found and seized.

A witness to the attack, Rick Lebassa, a tourist from Maine, said two or three gunmen appeared to shoot pistols in the air, not on the beach.

“There were two guys and maybe even a third, who came in on a jet ski, and what I saw was they were soaring into the sky,” Lebassa said. “I didn’t see a single shot coming ashore.”

Lebassa says it was the first such incident he saw in his 31 years of coming to Cancun.

“I’m not too worried because it’s the first time,” Lebassa said. “We’ve been going downhill for 31 years and we’ve never had a problem.”

However, not everyone was as unfazed as Lebassa.

Andy Guyrich and Kerry Arms, who were from Minnesota, described more gunfire and terror on the beach.

“We just had to hit the bridge,” Guyrich said.

Arms initially thought it was some kind of show.

“There was a reaction delayed by about five seconds and then everyone started scrambling and screaming and crying and running,” Arms said.

The shooting is the latest in a series of violent incidents on the resort-dotted coastline, and came the same week that a special battalion of National Guard troops was assigned to protect the area. Mexican Marines wearing bulletproof vests, helmets and assault rifles were seen patrolling the tourist-packed beaches of Cancun after Tuesday’s shooting.

On November 5, a commando of armed drug gang men stormed a beach in Puerto Morelos, a resort town just south of Cancun, and opened fire outside luxury hotels, executing two drug traffickers. drug from a rival gang. The dramatic shooting sent tourists rushing for safety.

State officials called it a “clash between rival drug trafficking groups on a beach” near two hotels. Several cartels are fighting for the lucrative drug retail trade in the region, including the Jalisco Cartel and a gang allied with the Gulf Cartel.

The shootings were the latest chapter in drug gang violence that has tainted Mexico’s Caribbean coast as a once-tranquil oasis.

Rival cartels often kill street dealers from another gang in Mexico to eliminate the competition and ensure their drugs are sold first. This is not the first time that tourists have been caught in the crossfire.

The Puerto Morelos shooting came two weeks after a California blogger and a German tourist were killed in a similar shootout in the resort town of Tulum in October.

Indian-born San José, Calif., Anjali Ryot and German citizen Jennifer Henzold were reportedly struck by crossfire during the October 20 drug trafficking shooting in Tulum, south of Puerto Morelos.

Three other foreign tourists were injured in the shooting at a street-side restaurant that has outdoor tables, just off Tulum’s main street. They included two German men and a Dutch woman.

The Tulum shooting also apparently broke out between two groups that sell street-level drugs in the area, prosecutors said.

There were signs that the situation in the state of Quintana Roo, where all the resorts are located, was out of control months ago. In June, two men were shot dead on Tulum beach and a third was injured.

And in nearby Playa del Carmen, police staged a massive raid in October on the resort town’s restaurant-lined Quinta Avenida, arresting 26 suspects – most apparently for selling drugs – after a policewoman from the town was gunned down and locked in the trunk of a car last week. Prosecutors said Friday they arrested a suspect in the murder.

The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has placed its hopes on what is known as the Riviera Maya, where it has announced its intention to build an international airport and a stop for the Maya train, which will circulate in a loop around the peninsula. of Yucatan.

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Two dead, one American injured in gang shooting at Luxury Mexico Resort https://mexico-virtual.com/two-dead-one-american-injured-in-gang-shooting-at-luxury-mexico-resort/ https://mexico-virtual.com/two-dead-one-american-injured-in-gang-shooting-at-luxury-mexico-resort/#respond Fri, 05 Nov 2021 23:38:24 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/two-dead-one-american-injured-in-gang-shooting-at-luxury-mexico-resort/ Destinations News and tips Travel news It is imperative to feel comfortable and safe while traveling. Medjet provides world-class air medical, travel security and crisis response subscriptions, providing peace of mind at an affordable price. Two men who were not tourists were shot and killed this week on a beach in Puerto Morelos, a resort […]]]>

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    Two men who were not tourists were shot and killed this week on a beach in Puerto Morelos, a resort town just south of Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.

    The men, who earlier today claimed to be drug traffickers, were killed by suspected members of a rival drug dealer group, authorities to say. The armed suspects fled in a stolen motorboat.

    The beach is popular with tourists as it is home to several resorts, including the Hyatt Ziva hotel in Puerto Morelos. The brazen attack sent tourists and resort staff running and seeking shelter.

    The attack comes just 2 weeks after two tourists were killed in a shootout between rival drug trafficking gangs in the nearby town of Tulum.

    In this shooting, a tourist from San Jose, Calif., And an unrelated German tourist were killed, according to an Associated Press article. reports. Three other foreign tourists were injured in the exchange of gunfire.

    The Mexican Yucatan Peninsula stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean and separates the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. There are three Mexican states – Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche – on the peninsula.

    The east coast of Quintana Roo is known for its stunning beaches. Extremely popular resort areas and destinations, Cancun and Tulum are found on this coast. The other most popular resort town is Cozumel, an island in the Caribbean Sea about 10 miles off the coast of the peninsula.

    A surprising attack

    Quintana Roo’s attorney general’s office said it has opened an investigation into an incident “where two men lost their lives after being shot dead by members of a criminal group dedicated to drug trafficking and with whom, according to preliminary information , “had a territorial dispute over the sale of toxic substances,” ABC News reports.

    The incident began around 11:30 a.m. when a group of four or five men showed up on the beach. These men then declared “that they were going to be in charge of selling drugs in this area of ​​the beach,” according to the Quintana Roo attorney general’s office.

    Later that day, around 2:15 p.m., “about 15 people arrived on the beach to murder” two men, Quintana Roo state chief prosecutor Oscar Montes de Oca told Radio Formula station. , an Associated Press article. reports.

    One of the men targeted in the attack fled to a hotel before dying, Montes de Oca said. The second man was killed on the beach.

    An eyewitness account

    As expected, chaos immediately followed the shootings.

    Mike Sington, who was staying at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun, job videos of hotel staff and tourists gathered inside the resort on social media.

    “Guests tell me they were playing volleyball on the beach, a shooter walked up to the gun,” Sington said. “Everyone ran from the beach and the pools. The staff pushed us into rooms hidden behind the kitchens.

    Sington later posted that “I’ve never been so scared, literally shaking.” And then later that night he posted that “I’m fine now, boarded up in my hotel room for the night, just trying to decompress.”

    Know before you go

    US citizens should “exercise extra caution when traveling to the state of Quintana Roo because of a crime,” the US State Department bluntly said. warns. “Criminal activity and violence can occur statewide. “

    You can find all of our coverage of Mexico here, including our coverage of Cancun and



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    California travel blogger among 2 women killed in Mexico City resort shootout https://mexico-virtual.com/california-travel-blogger-among-2-women-killed-in-mexico-city-resort-shootout-2/ https://mexico-virtual.com/california-travel-blogger-among-2-women-killed-in-mexico-city-resort-shootout-2/#respond Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:45:00 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/california-travel-blogger-among-2-women-killed-in-mexico-city-resort-shootout-2/ CBS NEWS An Indian-born San José, Calif., Woman was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug gang shootout at the resort town of Tulum on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cancun are located, said one of the women who […]]]>

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    An Indian-born San José, Calif., Woman was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug gang shootout at the resort town of Tulum on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cancun are located, said one of the women who died was Anjali Ryot.

    a Instagram account under the same name featured a post from Ryot lounging and smiling on a seaside pier in Tulum two days ago. He listed her as a travel blogger from Himachal, India, living in California. A linked Facebook page said she lived in San Jose.

    A German woman who was killed has been identified as Jennifer Henzold, although no hometown was immediately available to her.

    Three other foreign tourists were injured in the shooting on Wednesday night at a street-side restaurant that has outdoor tables, just off Tulum’s main drag. They included two German men and a Dutch woman.

    The German Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory on violence, advising its citizens “if you are currently in the Tulum or Playa del Carmen area, do not leave your secure hotel facilities.”

    The shooting apparently broke out between two groups that sell drugs at street level in the area, according to prosecutors. The tourists were apparently dining at the restaurant and may have been caught in the crossfire.

    The shooting took place in Tulum’s “Mini-Quinta”, a reference to the larger and flashier area of ​​bars and restaurants in Playa del Carmen known as Quinta Avenida, or Fifth Avenue.

    On Friday, Tulum’s civic group Citizens Observatorio posted photos of handwritten signs appearing at a local market in Tulum, signed by a drug gang known as Los Pelones, with roughly “shaved heads.”

    The sign said the shooting “was a warning, so you can see we’re serious,” adding “either you’re standing in line or we’ll continue to shut down places like the Mini Quinta,” an apparent warning to pay the demands. extortion of money protection.

    “We have control here,” added the panel. The gang, which is part of the Gulf Cartel, has long extorted money to protect Cancun bars and nightclubs, but has apparently expanded its operations further south to Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The gang is also fighting the Jalisco Cartel and other groups for the region’s lucrative drug market.

    The murders threatened Tulum’s reputation as a low-key and carefree beach town without the overcrowding and problems of Cancun.

    After the shooting, American tourist James Graham said he came to Tulum with the idea of ​​possibly buying property there to rent on AirBnB. “At the moment we are not sure we will buy anything here,” Graham said.

    “I think what was surprising was that we thought this type of crime wouldn’t necessarily be where the main tourist areas are, just because it’s such a big part of the economy,” he said. Graham said. “You would think you would be very careful to make sure you know tourists feel very safe coming here.”

    But there were signs the situation got out of hand months ago. In June, two men were shot dead on Tulum beach and a third was injured.

    And in nearby Playa del Carmen, police staged a massive raid on the resort town‘s restaurant-lined Quinta Avenida on Thursday, arresting 26 suspects – most apparently for dealing drugs – after a city policewoman was shot and locked in the trunk of a car for the last time this week. Prosecutors said Friday they arrested a suspect in the murder.

    Crime “has increased a bit with the extortion, with drug sales to foreigners and Mexicans,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement regarding the raid.

    President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration has placed its hopes on Tulum, where it has announced plans to build an international airport and a stop for the Maya train, which will cycle around the Yucatan peninsula.



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    California travel blogger among 2 women killed in Mexico City resort shootout https://mexico-virtual.com/california-travel-blogger-among-2-women-killed-in-mexico-city-resort-shootout/ https://mexico-virtual.com/california-travel-blogger-among-2-women-killed-in-mexico-city-resort-shootout/#respond Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:17:21 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/california-travel-blogger-among-2-women-killed-in-mexico-city-resort-shootout/ An Indian-born San José, Calif., Woman was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug gang shootout at the resort town of Tulum on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cancun are located, said one of the women who died was […]]]>

    An Indian-born San José, Calif., Woman was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug gang shootout at the resort town of Tulum on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Cancun are located, said one of the women who died was Anjali Ryot.

    a Instagram account under the same name featured a post from Ryot lounging and smiling on a seaside pier in Tulum two days ago. He listed her as a travel blogger from Himachal, India, living in California. A linked Facebook page said she lived in San Jose.

    Mexico Violence Tulum
    A police vehicle is parked outside the restaurant the day after a fatal shooting in Tulum, Mexico on Friday, October 22, 2021. Two foreigners were killed and three injured in a shooting in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Tulum .

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    A German woman who was killed has been identified as Jennifer Henzold, although no hometown was immediately available to her.

    Three other foreign tourists were injured in the shooting on Wednesday night at a street-side restaurant that has outdoor tables, just off Tulum’s main street. They included two German men and a Dutch woman.

    The German Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory on violence, advising its citizens “if you are currently in the Tulum or Playa del Carmen area, do not leave your secure hotel facilities.”

    The shooting apparently broke out between two groups that sell drugs at street level in the area, according to prosecutors. The tourists were apparently dining at the restaurant and may have been caught in the crossfire.

    The shooting took place in Tulum’s “Mini-Quinta”, a reference to the larger and flashier area of ​​bars and restaurants in Playa del Carmen known as Quinta Avenida, or Fifth Avenue.

    On Friday, Tulum’s civic group Citizens Observatorio posted photos of handwritten signs appearing at a local market in Tulum, signed by a drug gang known as Los Pelones, roughly “with shaved heads.”

    The sign said the shooting “was a warning, so you can see we’re serious,” adding “either you’re standing in line or we’ll continue to shut down places like the Mini Quinta,” an apparent warning to pay the demands. extortion of money protection.

    “We are in control here,” the panel added. The gang, which is part of the Gulf Cartel, has long extorted money for the protection of Cancun bars and nightclubs, but has apparently expanded its operations further south to Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The gang is also fighting the Jalisco Cartel and other groups for the region’s lucrative drug market.

    The murders threatened Tulum’s reputation as a low-key and carefree beach town without the overcrowding and problems of Cancun.

    After the shooting, American tourist James Graham said he came to Tulum with the idea of ​​possibly buying property there to rent on AirBnB. “At the moment we are not sure we will buy anything here,” Graham said.

    “I think what was surprising was that we thought this type of crime wouldn’t necessarily be where the main tourist areas are, just because it’s such a big part of the economy,” he said. Graham said. “You would think you would be very careful to make sure you know tourists feel very safe coming here.”

    But there were signs the situation got out of hand months ago. In June, two men were shot dead on Tulum beach and a third was injured.

    And in nearby Playa del Carmen, police staged a massive raid on the resort town‘s restaurant-lined Quinta Avenida on Thursday, arresting 26 suspects – most apparently for drug sales – after a policewoman from the town was gunned down and locked in the trunk of a car for the last time this week. Prosecutors said Friday they arrested a suspect in the murder.

    Crime “has increased a bit with the extortion, with drug sales to foreigners and Mexicans,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement regarding the raid.

    President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration has placed its hopes on Tulum, where it has announced plans to build an international airport and a stop for the Maya train, which will cycle around the Yucatan peninsula.



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    A shootout between suspected gang members left two dead and three injured at a restaurant in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Tulum, authorities said Thursday.

    The women killed were from Germany and India, while the injured were from Germany and the Netherlands, the Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office said.

    Famous for its ancient Mayan ruins and turquoise waters, Tulum is one of the country’s top tourist destinations, but has been rocked by turf wars between rival gangs.

    The shooting took place Wednesday evening at a restaurant in the center of town in the Riviera Maya, which attracts thousands of foreign tourists every year.

    The first inquiries indicated that it was “an armed clash between criminal groups dedicated to the sale of drugs”, declared the office of the public prosecutor in a statement.

    One of the victims was killed at the scene and another died in hospital, he added.

    Tulum mayor Marciano Dzul told reporters the victims had no known connection to the criminals and appeared to have been caught in the crossfire.

    One of the suspected shooters was arrested, he added.

    Dzul admitted that Tulum was facing a wave of violence linked to rival gangs involved in drug trafficking and extortion.

    “I think these are organized crime issues that somehow are trying to fight in certain areas and unfortunately in this case there is some collateral damage that affects d ‘other people who have nothing to do with it, “he said.

    “A team effort must be made to combat this type of violence in Tulum,” Dzul added.

    Mexico is in the throes of a cartel-linked bloodshed that has seen more than 300,000 people murdered since the government deployed the military to the war on drugs in 2006.

    While the Riviera Maya, which is also home to the resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, is generally considered safer than much of the country, violence has increased.

    Famous in its heyday as a destination for Hollywood stars, the Pacific city of Acapulco has also become better known in recent years as the site of bloody fighting between drug cartels.


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    Two foreign women killed in Mexico resort shooting https://mexico-virtual.com/two-foreign-women-killed-in-mexico-resort-shooting-2/ https://mexico-virtual.com/two-foreign-women-killed-in-mexico-resort-shooting-2/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/two-foreign-women-killed-in-mexico-resort-shooting-2/ Published on: 10/22/2021 – 02:06Amended: 10/22/2021 – 02:04 Mexico City (AFP) – A shootout between suspected gang members left two dead and three injured at a restaurant in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Tulum, authorities said Thursday. The women killed were from Germany and India, while the injured were from Germany and the Netherlands, the […]]]>

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    Mexico City (AFP) – A shootout between suspected gang members left two dead and three injured at a restaurant in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Tulum, authorities said Thursday.

    The women killed were from Germany and India, while the injured were from Germany and the Netherlands, the Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office said.

    Famous for its ancient Mayan ruins and turquoise waters, Tulum is one of the country’s top tourist destinations, but has been rocked by turf wars between rival gangs.

    The shooting took place Wednesday evening at a restaurant in the center of town in the Riviera Maya, which attracts thousands of foreign tourists every year.

    The first inquiries indicated that it was about “an armed confrontation between criminal groups dedicated to the sale of drugs”, indicated the office of the public prosecutor in a statement.

    One of the victims was killed at the scene and another died in hospital, he added.

    Tulum mayor Marciano Dzul told reporters the victims had no known connection to the criminals and appeared to have been caught in the crossfire.

    One of the suspected shooters was arrested, he added.

    Dzul admitted that Tulum was facing a wave of violence linked to rival gangs involved in drug trafficking and extortion.

    “I think these are organized crime issues that somehow are trying to fight in one area and unfortunately in this case there is collateral damage that affects d ‘other people who have nothing to do with it, “he said.

    “A team effort must be made to combat this type of violence in Tulum,” Dzul added.

    Mexico is in the throes of a cartel-linked bloodshed that has seen more than 300,000 people murdered since the government deployed the military to the war on drugs in 2006.

    While the Riviera Maya, which is also home to the resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, is generally considered safer than much of the country, violence has increased.

    Famous in its heyday as a destination for Hollywood stars, the Pacific city of Acapulco has also become better known in recent years as the site of bloody fighting between drug cartels.


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    Two foreign women killed in Mexico resort shooting https://mexico-virtual.com/two-foreign-women-killed-in-mexico-resort-shooting/ https://mexico-virtual.com/two-foreign-women-killed-in-mexico-resort-shooting/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:18:40 +0000 https://mexico-virtual.com/two-foreign-women-killed-in-mexico-resort-shooting/ The Mexican resort of Tulum in the Caribbean, famous for its Mayan temples and turquoise waters, has been rocked by gang wars – Copyright POOL / AFP / File Ross Giblin A shootout between suspected gang members left two dead and three injured at a restaurant in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Tulum, authorities said […]]]>

    The Mexican resort of Tulum in the Caribbean, famous for its Mayan temples and turquoise waters, has been rocked by gang wars – Copyright POOL / AFP / File Ross Giblin

    A shootout between suspected gang members left two dead and three injured at a restaurant in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Tulum, authorities said Thursday.

    The women killed were from Germany and India, while the injured were from Germany and the Netherlands, the Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office said.

    Famous for its ancient Mayan ruins and turquoise waters, Tulum is one of the country’s top tourist destinations, but has been rocked by turf wars between rival gangs.

    The shooting took place Wednesday evening at a restaurant in the center of town in the Riviera Maya, which attracts thousands of foreign tourists every year.

    The first inquiries indicated that it was “an armed clash between criminal groups dedicated to the sale of drugs”, declared the office of the public prosecutor in a statement.

    One of the victims was killed at the scene and another died in hospital, he added.

    Tulum mayor Marciano Dzul told reporters the victims had no known connection to the criminals and appeared to have been caught in the crossfire.

    One of the suspected shooters was arrested, he added.

    Dzul admitted that Tulum was facing a wave of violence linked to rival gangs involved in drug trafficking and extortion.

    “I think these are organized crime issues that somehow are trying to fight in certain areas and unfortunately in this case there is some collateral damage that affects d ‘other people who have nothing to do with it, “he said.

    “A team effort must be made to combat this type of violence in Tulum,” Dzul added.

    Mexico is in the throes of a cartel-linked bloodshed that has seen more than 300,000 people murdered since the government deployed the military to the war on drugs in 2006.

    While the Riviera Maya, which is also home to the resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, is generally considered safer than much of the country, violence has increased.

    Famous in its heyday as a destination for Hollywood stars, the Pacific city of Acapulco has also become better known in recent years as the site of bloody fighting between drug cartels.


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