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Six killed, five injured in Mexican spring break hotspot Cancun
AP/Reuters ^ | March 15, 2013

Posted on 03/15/2013 9:19:27 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

CANCUN, Mexico — Two masked men armed opened fire in a bar on the outskirts of the Mexican tourist resort of Cancun on Thursday, killing six people and wounding five, the office of the state's attorney general said.

Public Safety Secretary Jesus Aiza says most of the victims belonged to a taxi drivers union.

Aiza says the assailants arrived at "The Mermaid" bar in a poor area far from Cancun's hotel zone in two cars Thursday afternoon. He says two gunmen using automatic rifles went inside and began shooting.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: cancun; mexico; shooting; springbreak; themexicoway; vacation; warnextdoor

1 posted on 03/15/2013 9:19:27 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I would not take an all-expense paid trip to anywhere in Mexico. Why do people still travel there?


2 posted on 03/15/2013 9:20:27 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

A fast and furious alert??

Paging Eric Holder, pick up the red telephone please.


3 posted on 03/15/2013 9:22:10 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Probably still safer than Chicago.


4 posted on 03/15/2013 9:22:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

We know this story can’t be true, because ARs are outlawed in Mexico. /sarc/


5 posted on 03/15/2013 9:24:13 AM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Unpossible, Mexico has far more restrictive gun laws than we do.
And the libs insist that if guns were banned that crime would go away.
/ end captain obvious sarc


6 posted on 03/15/2013 9:29:23 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Drop the little Streetview guy anywhere in Mexico and your question will turn to complete befuddlement. Cancun, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucus, all cesspools.


7 posted on 03/15/2013 9:31:40 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hasta la vista.


8 posted on 03/15/2013 9:32:17 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: demshateGod

Even Cabo now?


9 posted on 03/15/2013 9:35:21 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: dfwgator

You couldn’t pay me to go there, either!


10 posted on 03/15/2013 9:36:54 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

So the Holder-Obama ‘Fast & Furious’ guns strike again.


11 posted on 03/15/2013 9:38:33 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Palio di Siena

I’m pretty sure that besides F & F we, the US, sell directly to the Mexican military around 17,000 to 20,000 guns a year and who knows where those get to.

We always have the best enemies money can buy.

http://vho.org/aaargh/fran/livres10/SUTTONbest.pdf

Here is a pdf of Sutton’s book of the same name. A lot of shocking info if one believes the sources.
Details the US and US companies aiding and enabling the Soviet Union throughout the 20th Century.


12 posted on 03/15/2013 9:44:08 AM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones)
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To: steve86

Even Acapulco. I’ve never been, just in streetview. Maybe the Hotels are nice but everything else looks horrible.


13 posted on 03/15/2013 9:45:22 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Gator113

WITHHOLDER. Ah, we are going to ban these type guns that we ah just let walk into mexico.


14 posted on 03/15/2013 9:45:40 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: steve86

I went to San Jose del Cabo two years ago and it was beautiful, and plenty safe. Walked around town several times off the resort I was at. Additionally, I’ve been to Puerto/Nuevo Vallarta twice in the last 4 years, all perfectly safe. Next year is Riviera Maya.

If you base your travel plans on something like this than don’t even think about traveling to Chicago, LA, New York, etc...


15 posted on 03/15/2013 9:46:21 AM PDT by RedWing9 (Zero sucks... Jesus Rocks...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

16 posted on 03/15/2013 9:47:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: ilovesarah2012; All
How;s this for a first prize for a contest:

A Carnival Cruise to Cancun

17 posted on 03/15/2013 9:55:22 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

I saw where a third Carnival ship is having problems now.


18 posted on 03/15/2013 10:00:56 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

More of Eric Holders fast & furious guns??

This report MUST be wrong...there are plenty of open border hacks here on FR to tell you how safe it is in Mexico!

This certainly isn’t the first time, won’t be the last.

Man beheaded, another shot dead in Cancun | News.com.au
www.news.com.au/...beheaded...cancun/story-e6frfku0-1225985334025
Jan 11, 2011 ... MEXICAN police found a headless male body and another shot dead in the
popular vacation resort of Cancun, after a violent weekend which ...


19 posted on 03/15/2013 10:07:57 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: ken5050

LOL!!!


20 posted on 03/15/2013 10:55:37 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Viva la muerte!


21 posted on 03/15/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: dfwgator

I went on a trip to Cancun several years ago, and also took a bus tour to Xcaret, about an hour and a half away.

About halfway there our bus stopped and we saw a line on soldiers all with automatic rifles standing alongside the rode, freaked my wife out something fierce.


22 posted on 03/15/2013 12:07:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“I went on a trip to Cancun several years ago, and also took a bus tour to Xcaret, about an hour and a half away.

About halfway there our bus stopped and we saw a line on soldiers all with automatic rifles standing alongside the rode, freaked my wife out something fierce”

That was going on in Acupulco and Puerto Vallarta in the mid eighties. I took my daughter after she graduated...it was a great civics lesson for her. I wonder how long before we see the same on our streets.


23 posted on 03/15/2013 12:14:31 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: dfwgator

About 20 years ago my husband and I were stopped on the highway between Piedros Negros and Nuevo Laredo by the Mexican army. We prayed that it really was the Mexican army, they pointed their AH47s at us while they searched our trucks. Fortunately they didn’t find anything and they let us go but I was scared nearly to death.


24 posted on 03/15/2013 12:17:43 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: ConservativeStatement

It was a big hombre. Violins in the workplace, correcto? The smallest guy in a mariachi band always plays a cello. QED


25 posted on 03/15/2013 1:31:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mr Trumka, Paging Richard Trumka........

Anti Drivers union folks in Mexico have adopted your terrorist tactics.

Coming soon to a Steelworkers bar in Pittsburgh?


26 posted on 03/15/2013 1:34:23 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: RedWing9

Are you aware that most of those resorts have former military patrol their perimeters at night wearing night vision glasses and carrying real automatic weapons. If they didn’t they’d be overrun with bad guys.

BTW every once in a while the bad guys get through and/or a guest gets shot by security.


27 posted on 03/15/2013 1:56:17 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: ladyjane

Absolutely the ones I go to DO NOT. In fact, I’ve never even seen cops carrying around “real automatic weapons” when off resort.

When was the last time you were in Mexico LadyJane? And where exactly?


28 posted on 03/17/2013 10:39:50 AM PDT by RedWing9 (Zero sucks... Jesus Rocks...)
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