Canadian Tourists Shot Dead in Playa del Carmen

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Two Canadian tourists were shot dead on Friday, Jan. 21, in the Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, inside their Xcaret Hotel.

Additionally, another Canadian tourist was wounded when an unidentified man, apparently staying at that same hotel, opened fire in the hotel lobby after having a verbal altercation with the Canadians, according to Quintana Roo Security Secretary Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez.

In November, two suspected drug dealers were left dead after a shootout between cartel over turf wars, and in October, were killed when caught up in the apparent crossfire of rival drug dealers in Tulum.

Following the incidences, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) sent in 1,500 members of the National Guard to reinforce security in the region.


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