According to allaboutcabo.com, there are three reasons why gringos should holiday in Cabo San Lucas: the resort area boasts 360 days of sunny weather; it’s a short flight from the United States or Canada; and Cabo is “one of the safest destinations in Mexico.” Yes, well, full marks to the copy writer. Cabo is safer than, say, Ciudad Juárez (home of the world’s highest murder rate). But, as the above video illustrates, Cabo is not immune to the narco-terrorist conflagration that is destroying Mexico. borderlandbeat.com reports that the “resort city was the scene of a confrontation between gunmen and authorities during the afternoon hours of Saturday. This Saturday evening the Milenio news agency reported that 12 gunmen armed with assault weapons had barricaded themselves in the Soriana big box store located in the mall . . .
The gunmen were being pursued by municipal police at the time and had entered the mall to avoid capture.
According to Milenio there were approximately 600 shoppers inside the store at the time and that up to 200 remained hostage after 6 of the gunmen had been captured.
In a later report Sedena, Mexico’s Defense Ministry, denied that any hostages were being held and that no injuries or deaths had occurred at the Plaza Sendero . . .
The State Attorney General’s office reported no hostages taken and 3 gunmen arrested.
TTAG has been repeating the rabbi’s mantra for years: avoid stupid people in stupid places doing stupid thing. Avoid Mexico.
No place in Mexico is safe, what with the well-armed, endlessly financed drug cartels fighting each other and the government (which plays favorites) for complete control over Mexico’s journalists, judges, politicians, police, army and, increasingly, banks and businesses.
It’s also a country where tourists can’t arm themselves. ‘Nuff said?