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#21

I don’t think the victim is in any condition to talk and won’t be for quite some time. Please let the family have some peace, they deserve and need privacy to heal physically and emotionally. There is nothing more aggravating than having the media hound you when you want privacy. I’ve seen it in action and it’s disgusting.

Anything you hear form Mexico is BS. True justice takes time.


#22

A bit more info has surfaced. It may be some mysterious short guy from Surrey BC. Again, you abuse alcohol, get drunk, take off your clothes, all sorts of things can unfold. Sounds like spring break, just a little older and just as wise as the kids that go on a holiday from school. The husband is still refusing to say anything. So odd!


#23

When this story broke, I read several stories from different news sources. None of them mentioned that she was naked, was she? I only heard that after the Mexican confessed (cough cough, maybe was forced to confess). Does that resort have wrist bands, not all resorts do. The last resort I stayed in on Cozumel Island did not have them.

The woman may not be able to talk, but I bet she can write or type. Would be nice to hear her side of the story. There was no mention of brain damage in any of the articles I read.

I think if her husband did the deed, he would have used his hands or fists, there would have been signs. I don’t think the husband did it.

Still way too many unanswered questions to this story. Hope they do print a follow-up.


#24

:slight_smile: Just got back from another wonderful trip to Mexico!! The only ‘negative’ we had was that there was a lot of wind and some rain. :’( However, we still managed to get a tan.

Cancun airport was full of travelers.

Never once did we feel unsafe. :-*


#25

Good to see you back SUJ and to hear you had a wonderful trip.


#26

Glad you had a great trip - did you discuss this event with any Mexicans? I would think hotel staff would be upset as reduced visitors will impact their work place. Fewer tourists = less work.


#27

Do you feel safe in Florida?

http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120210/mtl_florida_shooting_120210/20120210/?hub=MontrealHome


#28

i wonder if this will make the CBC and people will stop coming to Niagara Falls?? It happens everywhere…even in your own city.
http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3469050


#29

I guess tourism is going to take a nosedive in Halifax when the tourist read this article. Crime happens everywhere, no place is immune. Go on vacation, enjoy yourself, remember not to leave your common sense in the suitcase. Bad things can and do happen to good people. I don’t think at all that Canadians are being targeted, that is just stupid. It’s not like we wear a flag on our arm, and advertise the fact where we are from.


#30

We just got back from the Rivier Maya (Akumal Beach Resort) and had an excellent time. Went out and explored the area on our own and via taxi. Common sense goes a long way. This was our first time in Mexico and we are hooked… Really want to go back. Will post my review shortly.

Susan


#31

Hi everyone,
Have not been on here alot but in April/May we will return to Mexico for the 6th time since 2008. We started out in resorts but now rent condos or stay in small hotels and love it. We have stayed in Cancun, Playa, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morales. We interact with the locals, and travel off the beaten path. We have never felt unsafe but we do not do anything to attract trouble. Personally I feel many people leave their common sense at home when they go on vacation. In Sept I traveled with a friend for 9 nights to Playa to celebrate my 50th. We had a great time and as 2 women alone we did not have any problems.
It frustrates me when people who have never been there appear shocked to find out where we prefer to vacation.
We will continue to vacation in Mexico. We love the people, the culture and the food.

Lori


#32

YESSSSSS!!! That’s all I have to say! Be A Smart Traveler!!


#33

100% in agreement with you two.


#34

It is now Feb17th and we hear nothing.
Most of the big hotel chains have surveillance cameras everywhere as well as card systems for all hotel room doors. It is possible to review everybody and their where a bouts. This includes staff, the exact time someone entered a room and where they went. Both the Barcelo and Riu chains can provide videos of everything that goes on. Why did they not provide it? ???
In Vegas they have people watching you from secret rooms. They probably can see you get off the plane, everything you do till you get back on the plane!!!


#35

No matter what, I’m planning on going back soon and having a great time.


#36

[quote=@rene]It is now Feb17th and we hear nothing.
Most of the big hotel chains have surveillance cameras everywhere as well as card systems for all hotel room doors. It is possible to review everybody and their where a bouts. This includes staff, the exact time someone entered a room and where they went. Both the Barcelo and Riu chains can provide videos of everything that goes on. Why did they not provide it? ???
In Vegas they have people watching you from secret rooms. They probably can see you get off the plane, everything you do till you get back on the plane!!![/quote]

Key card locks are usually simple battery operated terminals. Most are not connected to allow time stamps on when the door was entered. I think you would be shocked at how many people have a key card that allows access to every room in a resort or hotel. The better the chain, the more they care about security. The more easily the hotel will be investigated and/or sued, the more they care about security. Hotels/resorts are not all that profitable these days. Cutbacks are a way of life everywhere.

Vegas is a totally different animal. Most outside surveillance is done with money supplied by Homeland Security (geysers of cash) and hotel surveillance is done with casino profits.

Provided that you do your homework (most don’t) many areas of Mexico are safe but even I will not travel to problem areas. I’m on a holiday to relax and I can’t do that by constantly looking over my shoulder.

By comparison, I once stayed at a major motel chain in Michigan due to blowing snow and being completely exhausted. We moved the large dresser to barricade the door to feel a bit safer and moved our bed away from the window. The next morning, lots of police around as someone in a unit nearby was murdered overnight.

When your number is up, it’s up. Enjoy life while you can.


#37

She is now home from the hospital.The medical staff must have wired her jaw shut as MOM is still the word. Oh, the husband continues to thank all for their support. Mean while every one thinks Mexico is the place NOT to go. As much as feel for her and her family, why can’t they clear the air and tell us the TRUTH!


#38

Hi dax,

“When your number is up, it’s up. Enjoy life while you can”

So true!


#39

This article posted Feb. 25.

http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4755


#40

Yep, and the same thing happened in St-Kitts, Barbados Ecuador and San Diego last year.