Mexico Suffers Deadliest Year Ever: Violence Hits Cabo, Tourist Havens

Local authorities near the beautiful tourist town of Los Cabos on the Baja California peninsula found six bodies suspended from three different bridges this week.

Authorities did not want to comment on the details surrounding how the men got onto the bridges, but Reuters suspects “drug gangs”, who often hang the bodies of their murdered rivals in public for intimidation purposes.

According to official data in November, there were more murders in October in Mexico than any other month over the past 20-years.

Mexico is on track to have the deadliest year ever since modern records began. In the first 10-months of 2017, there were more than 20,878 murders nationwide, as many in the war-torn country have blamed President Enrique Pena Nieto’s failure to tackle drug violence.

One local prosecutor said in a statement to Reuters,

Two bodies were found on a bridge in Las Veredas, near Los Cabos International Airport, and two on a different bridge on the highway between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, local prosecutors said in a statement.

 

In a separate statement, the prosecutors said two further bodies were found on a third bridge near the airport.

The latest spree of violent crime has surged in Baja California, especially around the multi-national resorts of Los Cabos, with yearly visits attracting more than one million foreigners. To make matters worse, Los Cabos police chief Juan Manuel Mayorga was assassinated last week, as the once calm resort town descends into chaos.

Hotel Prices in Los Cabos (as of 12-21-17) have collapsed amid the violence spiraling out of control in the area.

In August, a hail of automatic gunfire killed three and wounded two others at a popular Mexican beach resort in Los Cabos.

Earlier this week, authorities in the northern state of Chihuahua reported a massacre of 12 killed in armed clashes between two rival drug gangs.

Carlos Mendoza Davis, the governor state of Baja California, said the authorities are investigating the recent surge in violence around the Los Cabos area.

Reuters further elaborates on Baja California and Los Cabos’s deadly year.

Homicides have more than doubled in Baja California Sur this year, with 409 people killed through October, from 192 in all of 2016. In June authorities said they had found a mass grave with the bodies of 11 men and three women near Los Cabos.

Assuming that Mexico descends further into chaos, broke Americans who are looking for an all inclusive vacation might want to checkout Los Cabos. Hotels rooms are being heavily discounted as drug violence penetrates the popular resort town. As for Mexico as a whole, it’s a complete mess, and this is the reason why President Trump wants to build the wall.

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