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Mexican state of Quintana Roo safe according to Governor

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Recent news reports have been published that random acts of violence have been occurring in Quintana Roo, Mexico, but the Governor says all is well.

TravelPulse.com is reporting, “The governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said the popular tourism destination remains safe and secure for visitors despite a new warning from the United States government.

According to the Riviera Maya News, Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez announced the launch of a special security program that would boast additional security ahead of the typically busy winter holiday travel period.

Joaquin Gonzalez said authorities representing the police unit dubbed the Coordination Group for Quintana Roo’s Peace and Security have also launched a full investigation into a shooting at Playa Langosta in the Cancun Hotel Zone on December 7.

During a press conference, the Quintana Roo governor said a group of armed men arrived on the beach near the popular resort and began firing shots into the air before fleeing as police officers arrived on the scene.

Joaquin Gonzalez said no one was injured in the “isolated incident” and all of the state’s popular tourism hotspots remain open to visitors.

Due to a series of violent events, the U.S. Department of State announced last week it had updated its travel warning for the Quintana Roo due to crime. The update advises American tourists to “exercise increased caution when traveling” to popular destinations such as Cancun Playa del Carmen, Tulum and more.

The Quintana Roo governor said local police and officials are working together with the federal government to guarantee a safe environment for residents and visitors.”

Frequent readers of my blog know that I’ve traveled to Cancun many times over the past 15 months. I feel Cancun is safe for tourist and I look forward to returning soon!

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