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22 Carnival Cruise passengers robbed at gunpoint on ship-sponsored tour in Mexico
MSNBC ^ | 2/25/12 | Dan Askin

Posted on 02/25/2012 8:07:14 AM PST by jimbo123

Twenty-two passengers on Carnival Splendor were robbed at gunpoint Thursday while on a ship-sponsored tour in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

At least one Mexican media outlet said the passengers were returning by bus to their ship at approximately 5 p.m. after spending time in El Nogalito, a tourist area known for its lush natural setting. Masked assailants stopped the bus and robbed the cruisers of their money, watches, cameras and other valuables.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carnivalcruise; cruises; mexico; puertovallarta
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To: sheana
We spent a week at Huatulco, way south on the Pacific side, when it was a brand new place. Two hotels; ours and a Club Med. It was literally cut right out of the jungle.
There wasn't much to do so we asked the hotel travel agent for some tips. He arranged for a DC-3 trip (Air Liberdad) from Huatulco to Oaxaca where we stayed for three or four days.
We just missed the Oaxaca radish festival...
61 posted on 02/25/2012 11:04:11 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: jimbo123

Well....hell! The tour guide said that they would experience the wonders of Mexico....and they did.

62 posted on 02/25/2012 11:12:39 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: jimbo123

You may think this story represents a new low in the cruise biz, but a similar incident happened last year in the Caribbean. I don’t recall which cruise line it was.

63 posted on 02/25/2012 11:13:50 AM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: Oatka

>>>That 13% has to be liberals<<<

It’s probably Mexican nationals.

64 posted on 02/25/2012 11:20:04 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: jimbo123

Mexico is a toilet.

Recognize it as such and dealing with it is simplified.

65 posted on 02/25/2012 11:22:24 AM PST by 4buttons
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To: jimbo123

I am glad that I have traveled over as much of Mexico as I have, because there won’t be any more!

66 posted on 02/25/2012 11:25:43 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Responsibility2nd
6:00 Get robbed by desperados

Gee. And I remember being on a tour bus in London many years ago where we were delivered like lambs to the slaughter. It stopped at someplace where a Coke cost the equivalent of $3.75. (This was back in 1975, when I'm guessing it would have been hard to pay even a dollar for a Coke in NYC.)


67 posted on 02/25/2012 12:08:34 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Interesting Times

Ouch! That will put a damper on cruises to Mexico. I think we won’t go there again.

68 posted on 02/25/2012 12:23:42 PM PST by zot
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To: CAluvdubya

“I wonder what the bus driver’s cut was?”

Often it’s getting back his 8 year old son, still with 10 fingers. A typical God-fearing bus driver that could even make Mother Teresa look like the devil herself often gets forced into no-win situations.

Obviously I have no idea what the true story is, but the bottom-line is that Mexico is a very nasty place now

69 posted on 02/25/2012 12:32:15 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: oh8eleven

Look at the smaller islands instead, Nassau actually sucks imo.
We have stayed on several of the smaller islands, Green Turtle Cay was my fave. 3 mile island, everyone knows everyone, no locks on the doors, get around via golf cart.
We have actually looked at buying property there.

70 posted on 02/25/2012 2:11:33 PM PST by sheana
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To: sheana

Thx ...

71 posted on 02/25/2012 3:21:59 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: hadit2here

How do you get to the comments? I went to the site and it said there were 454 comments but I couldn’t figure out how to get to them.

72 posted on 02/25/2012 5:00:04 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: jimbo123

Come sucker gringos!

73 posted on 02/25/2012 5:07:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rlmorel

It’s only in these last few years have I come to truly despise the Mexican people. I despise their pugnacious arrogance in thinking they’re above our laws, their hypocrisy in calling our immigration laws ‘’inhumane’’ while Mexico’s immigration laws are draconian to say the least. I despise them for their criminality which they bring here and for their criminal sloth for destroying the land God gave them ( the richest in Latin America, btw) and their refusal to fix it. Suffice to say I despise Mexicans. As I’ve said here many times, if the Mexican people would put just half the energy into fixing their country as they do into destroying ours Mexico might someday actually become a functioning state.

74 posted on 02/25/2012 5:32:03 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jimbo123

Have you seen this one, these people were lucky.

El Alto, Bolivia Robberies: City Bus Look-Alikes Drew Victims Before They They Were Strangled

75 posted on 02/25/2012 5:36:35 PM PST by sweetiepiezer
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To: Verginius Rufus

I had the same problem. Then I looked at the top where it shows the number of comments and there’s a link next to it that says “comments below” or something like that. Click on that link and it takes you to the comments.

At least that worked for me. Not really intuitive, like most of msn/msnbc.

76 posted on 02/25/2012 5:51:37 PM PST by hadit2here ("Most men would rather die than think. Many do." - Bertrand Russell)
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To: hadit2here

Thanks. This time it worked. I thought I had clicked all the possible places to click the first time.

77 posted on 02/25/2012 6:24:27 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: whitedog57
Our future.

We're all gonna become masked gunmen?

78 posted on 02/26/2012 4:08:43 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: steve86

My thinking too. It’s already deteriorated to the point of tribalism

79 posted on 02/26/2012 4:14:53 PM PST by Figment
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To: steve86

Yes, great comments at the source. Americans are getting tired of this.

80 posted on 02/27/2012 6:51:24 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved:
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