Are there any Travel Advisories for Cancun right now?
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IS CANCUN SAFE TO VISIT IN 2024? TRAVEL WARNINGS AND SAFETY TIPS We have been to Cancun many times over the years and one of the main questions that we always get is “Is Cancun safe?” Truthfully, the situation has always been fluid and while we have personally felt safe in Cancun, it is important to check your government website warnings, follow basic safety precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Mexico takes its tourism seriously and they want international visitors to continue to spend their dollars so they are working hard to keep Cancun safe, especially in the tourist zones and the ..read more
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Car thief caught and beat up in Champoton, Campeche (Watch Video)
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A man was discovered allegedly stealing several items from a car in the municipality of Champotón, Campeche. The owner of the vehicle managed to stop the person involved and beat him up on video. The car was at a convenience store and the attack occurred near the area. The moment was captured on video and went viral on social networks. In the footage, it can be seen when the man holds the alleged criminal by the hair and hits him in the face repeatedly. “What did you take? Teach me,” he ordered. The alleged thief apologized several times, and even promised to give away a chain. Acco ..read more
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Hoteliers oppose real estate megaproject in Cancun
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The Cancun hotel sector expressed its total rejection of the Península Cancún real estate project that aims to be built on what is currently the Pok Ta Pok golf course.   Given the damage that could be caused to the hotel zone of Cancún due to the saturation of services such as drinking water and drainage, the hotel sector in the northern area of ​​Quintana Roo expressed its total rejection of the Península Cancún real estate project that It is intended to be built on what is currently the Pok Ta Pok golf course. Jesús Almaguer, president of the Hot ..read more
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“The 2024 elections can be carried out peacefully” (AMLO)
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On Wednesday, February 21st, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that so far “things are going well in Mexico, there are no violent attacks” and therefore the electoral process that will take place in the country on June 2nd, can be carried out “peacefully.” “The guarantee is that as long as we are in charge, there will be clean and free elections. The will of the citizens will be respected,” he said after insisting that this will be the fundamental difference with the governments of the past. He even asked that all citizens contribute to ensuring that the elections, the largest proc ..read more
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Walmart to acquire TV maker Vizio for US$2.3 billion
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Walmart has agreed to buy TV maker Vizio, the companies announced on Tuesday, February 20th, as the largest U.S. retailer grows its high-profit ad business. Walmart will acquire Vizio for $2.3 billion, or $11.50 per share, in cash. The big-box retailer announced the acquisition as it reported its fourth-quarter earnings. Vizio shares, which spiked after reports of the deal first emerged last week, closed at $11.08 on Tuesday after another 16% pop. Walmart and its Sam’s Club warehouse chain have long been major sellers of Vizio devices. But in buying the company, Walmart touted the potential to ..read more
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AMLO gives an interview to El País
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López Obrador gives the first interview in years: more than two hours without talking about corruption-related issues Since he has been president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador hardly gives interviews.  The president of Mexico speaks every day for about two or three hours in his morning conference and from there he answers questions from reporters.  But he has hardly accepted a face-to-face meeting with the press since the beginning of the six-year term. Times are counted on the fingers of one hand.  The last one was published this Tuesday. López Obrador gave an int ..read more
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Twelve killed in Tamaulipas shooting
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Twelve gunmen were killed by Mexican soldiers in a shootout near the Texas border, according to Mexican officials. The security department of the northern border state of Tamaulipas posted on X, formerly Twitter, late Sunday, saying the shootout took place in a neighborhood in Miguel Aleman, across the border from Roma, Texas. The department wrote that soldiers came under attack by “armed civilians,” with 12 aggressors “reduced” and a total of 12 long weapons, cartridges and magazines of various calibers seized. No additional information was released and no group immediately claimed responsibi ..read more
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Corruption and organized crime fuel a forensic medicine crisis in Mexico
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International Media Outlets say the thousands of homicides registered monthly in Mexico, are creating a forensic medicine crisis. In Mexico, 111,000 people are classified as disappeared and the country’s morgues hold 52,000 unidentified corpses, bones, and remains. The country is going through a crisis in forensic medicine fuelled by a lack of personnel, technology, and political will – but also by significant corruption. Families of the disappeared have formed themselves into collectives and are trying to locate mass graves. But because their work is rarely followed up by forensic experts, ju ..read more
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AMLO and his family are fighting claims of corruption (The Economist)
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The Economist is a financial-focused newspaper founded in 1843, Today, The Economist has expanded its journalism online, onto its app, and into podcasts, films, interactive infographics, and social media.  According to The Economist, Andrés Manuel López Obrador has long railed against corruption. But on January 30th a consortium of news outlets reported that in 2006 his campaign team had accepted $2m from drug gangs in return for favours. The reports, based on information from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, do not show that the president knew what was going on. But ..read more
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Man murders his parents in Hidalgo, Mexico
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Hidalgo authorities reported that a man murdered his parents, an elderly couple, because “he had had enough.” It was reported that public security agents from Tulancingo went to a house located in the Ampliación Rojo Gómez neighborhood, in the Villa Santamaría subdivision, where they found a man and a woman stabbed to death. It was reported that the alleged perpetrator, identified as Daniel H.G., 34, was found at the site and accepted that he stabbed his parents, Adela G.V, 64, and Carlos H.R, 67. Apparently, Daniel had mental problem issues, and when he was interrogated by the local authoriti ..read more
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