A rise in Cancun-area violence has prompted the U.S. Secretary of State to create a travel advisory about the area. Cancun and its surrounding state of Quintana Roo have seen a sharp increase in violent crime, which has affected tourists in some cases.
The travel advisory suggests that tourists should be extra cautious when visiting the region.
The Secretary of State’s website notes that gang shootings in the area have hurt and even killed tourists. Even when visitors from the U.S. aren’t affected by gang violence, many criminals see them as easy targets.
A tourism surge is related to the crime wave. Gang members view the area as fertile
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