14 killed in tourist hot spot Cancun during bloody 36-hour span

CANCUN, Mexico – Violence rocked Mexico’s most popular tourist town, leaving 14 dead and five more injured in a 36-hour span, Noticaribe reports.

The deaths and injuries were the result of six separate incidents between the morning of April 4 and the evening of April 5.

Nine people were killed on April 4 alone.

In the past decade, the highest number of people killed in a single day in Cancun was five.

The killings are thought to be linked to organized crime.

On Tuesday, a judge ordered cartel “queenpin” Leticia Rodriguez Lara, known as “Doña Lety” to stand trial on multiple charges including drug trafficking, according to the Associated Press.

Believed to be a former police officer with ties to El Chapo, Lara’s crew allegedly mounted a bloody campaign to take control of drug sales in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

In March, the U.S. Department of State issued a “do not travel” advisory for several Mexican states citing widespread violent crime and gang activity.

Travel was not restricted to Cancun, which is in Quintana Roo state, because “homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations,” but travelers were warned that bystanders have been injured or killed in the past.

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9 comments

      • DIMITRY

        Idiot BRETT. You didn’t read the story above?? Violence rocked Mexico’s most popular tourist town, leaving 14 dead and five more injured in a 36-hour span.

        • Brett

          My sympathies for your lack of reading comprehension Dimitry. I will use capitalize letters so both you and Bob can understand the question better.

          Please share YOUR unsafe experience in Mexico. Location, date, time and circumstance.

          • Brett

            Please point out the the “right winged bigoted propaganda” I spread in your name? I abosoltuely did none of that.

            As this keeps going over your head I will try once again:

            Please share YOUR unsafe experience in Mexico. Location, date, time and circumstance.

            Is there another language I should use that you will better understand?

          • Brett

            Please point out the the “right winged bigoted propaganda” I spread in your name? I abosoltuely did none of that.

            As this keeps going over your head I will try once again:

            Please share YOUR unsafe experience in Mexico. Location, date, time and circumstance.

            Is there another language I should use that you will better understand?

        • Brett

          Not ignorant enough to avoid MANY parts of the US. Instead of insults would you mind being civil and answering the question. Or is just hate and insults in your repertoire?

          This statement applies to exactly how many areas in the US? ” WHILE MOST OF THESE HOMOCIDES APPEARED TO BE TARGETED, CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION ASSASSINATIONS, TURF BATTLES BETWEEN CRIMINAL GROUPS HAVE RESULTED IN VIOLENT CRIMES in areas frequented by US citizens.”
          You know like in Chicago, or Detroit and every major large US city.

          ——————————————————————————————————————————————
          I will try again and see if there are any adults in the room:
          PLEASE SHARE YOUR UNSAFE EXPEIENCE IN MEXICO. LOCATION, DATE, TIME AND CIRCUMSTANCE.

          You both couldn’t get past the first question so my expectations for a civilized response is nil, but I am a never give up hope kind of guy, so I will try for a follow up questions.

          HOW MANY MANY TOURISTS WERE KILLED IN THIS ARTICLE?

          DID YOU BOTHER TO SEE WHERE IS CANCUN THIS OCCURRED?

          HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO MEXICO?