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Cancun crime wave threatens Mexican tourist mecca

Thursday, August 3, 2017


Anti-crime activist Teresa Carmona hangs embroidered sheets in a park with details of those killed in the tourist mecca of Cancun. She started with eight sheets two years ago. Now she hangs up to 80 every Sunday and has 70 more stored at home.

Violent crime is encroaching on this Riviera Maya tourist hot spot, as well as nearby Playa del Carmen and Tulum, jeopardizing a $20 billion a year business that attracts millions of visitors lured by the white sand beaches, archaeological ruins and pulsing nightlife.

Source: USA Today