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[*] posted on 9-16-2017 at 07:03 AM
Bloodshed Thrives Blocks Away From Mexico Tourist Spot (Los Cabos)


Bloodshed Thrives Blocks Away From Mexico Tourist Spot

A surge of violence has shaken the once-peaceful tourist destination of Los Cabos, exposing stark inequality and longstanding government indifference...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/16/world/americas/los-cabos-...




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[*] posted on 9-25-2017 at 07:25 PM


Those of us who live in this area know the violence has dramatically escalated in the past year or more. If one reads local news, such as Colectivo Pericu, people are being assaulted and murdered in the Los Cabos area on a near daily basis. Tourist destinations are somewaht insulated, excepting a few incidents, the one most striking occuring in broad daylight at La Palmilla. One day about a month(?) ago was dubbed "red Friday for the number of people killed.

Apparently , there is a major turf battle going on with "La Nueva Generacion" cartel being primarily responsible. the leader has been described as particularly brutal. As we likely know, the escalation began when El Chapo was jailed and the cartels fragmented.
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[*] posted on 9-25-2017 at 08:20 PM


We had a recent shoot out in the town we live in in Sonora, too.

But Cabo has WAY more tourists. In all this increased violence, have there been any tourists shot?
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[*] posted on 9-26-2017 at 07:24 AM


Yes, more being in the wrong place at the wrong time. No deaths that I am aware of. Most of the violence is occurring in the areas north of San Jose, between downtown and the airport in the neighborhoods above/below la carraterra. However, there have been shootings in the hotel corridor, in downtown Cabo and San Jose. Tourists are not the target, but the shooters are brazen and shootings have happened during the day.

As well, a mass grave was located outside of SJDC
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[*] posted on 9-26-2017 at 07:51 AM


You guys have not read the article. The article is interesting portrayal of the inequality and indifferent government behind the violence.
The article does not particularly make a point of saying that "the problem is poor people and drug dealers, tourists and wealthy retirees should not worry..."




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[*] posted on 9-26-2017 at 09:37 AM


The article is correct in clearly pointing out that with the government's rush to establish tourist infrastructure, the actual residents have been ignored, forgotten. The average person's confidence in the government is about zero. The vast majority of crimes, including violent crimes as well as the major crime: corruption rarely result in a conviction or jail time.
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[*] posted on 9-26-2017 at 09:43 AM


Also , the article mentioned the beach , La Palmilla where people were shot and killed in daylight. I have never been able to determine WHO the victims were, whether tourists, or somehow connected to a cartel.

According to Colectivo Pericu, the powers that be are VERY worried about the surge in violence and it's potential effect on tourism, especially after the State Dept issued the recent alert , including Los Cabos.

it is not unreasonable to think that tourists may become more at risk.

As well, El Zacatal, north of San Jose and before the airport, has as mentioned in the article has been hardest hit by violence.
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