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Police and soldiers take cover during an attack on the Quintana Roo state prosecutor's office in Cancun, Mexico, which left the gunman and two staff dead

Cancun Lleva 30 Ejecuciones en Enero Tras Repunte de Narco-Violencia

La violencia no se detiene en los negocios del popular centro turístico de Cancún donde el mes de Enero ha visto 30 ejecuciones relacionadas a la narco-violencia. En meses recientes el destino turístico de Cancun ha visto una escalada de violencia donde carteles rivales continúan peleando por control de la zona.

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GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen Leave Beheaded Man near Cancun Beach Resort

Gunmen decapitated a man, leaving the head in the corpse’s lap, next to a cartel banner in the beach resort area of Cancun. The message indicates an escalation in violence where various factions are now fighting for control of the shipping port and world-famous tourist area.

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60 Mexican Resort City Cops Fired Amid Escalating Corruption

At least 60 municipal police officers working in in Cancun have been fired since June as the city struggles to maintain security conditions in the popular Mexican tourist beach area. Some of the police officers had been extorting bribes from tourists and engaging in other criminal activities. The area also continues to see thriving cartel activity.

Tourists visit Tulum National Park in Mexico's Quintana Roo state, part of the so-called Riviera Maya, a stretch of pristine beaches on the country's southeastern coast

Gunmen Open Fire on Television Station in Cancun

An accountant from Channel 10 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, was the target of an attempted murder outside the TV station. Employees ran in panic after hearing four shots and watched two gunmen flee.

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Mexican Cartel Executes 8-Month-Old Baby, Others in Cancun

Gunmen murdered two police commanders and an 8-month-old child in the Mexican resort city of Cancun at a shopping mall frequented by American tourists. The officers were husband and wife and recipients of death threats for their cartel crackdowns.

Cancun Shooting

Mexican Cops Capture Cancun Cartel Boss

Mexican authorities arrested a woman who controlled most of the organized crime activity in the tourist beach resort area of Cancun, Quintana Roo. The cartel-controlled region is one of the top destinations for American tourists, where more than a dozen of beach goers were shot at a dance festival.

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At Least 16 Shot by Gunman near Mexico’s Cancun

A lone gunman is believed to have gone on a shooting rampage murdering four victims and wounding 12 others at a night club near the famed Mexican resort area of Cancun.