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Personal safety in Mexico

The drug wars have not affected Cancun tourists too much, though it became in the past few years fairly common to see fully geared, masked military to police the beaches – looks strange sometimes when a fully clothed, heavily armed “convoy” is combing through the beach.  Something you would not see even 4-5 years ago, this sight has become more and more common in Yucatan peninsula.  Certainly, outside of the tourist zones in Cancun, the drug wars are ranging on:

A few days earlier, a retired army general was abducted, tortured and shot 11 times, less than 24 hours after becoming Cancun’s top anti-drug official. He, his aide and a driver were all found dead in a truck by the side of a road. Cancun’s police chief was arrested a few days later in connection with the slayings.