Gunfight at Mexican Shopping Centre: Now What?

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Hundreds of people cowered for about two hours inside a shopping mall in this resort town Saturday while security forces traded sporadic gunfire with armed men in the parking lot and then searched stores for suspects.

No one was injured in the gun battle, and arrests were made, but hey, a shopping center?

Mexican tourist authorities have been yammering for weeks about how safe “tourist cities” are, and Cabo has never been a dangerous area. But hey, a shopping center.

What do the cruise lines do now? Mexican Riviera cruises are already feeling the Mexican malaise. Even now they no longer go to Mazatlan, and are getting nervous about Acapulco. (I will no longer get off the ship in Acapulco).

Or maybe they’ll feel safe knowing tourists are protected by the Mexican military.

Buena Suerte! 

Geoff Edwards
Geoff Edwards is a veteran radio and television broadcaster. He has an Emmy for best talk show host, and an Emmy nomination for best Game Show Host. Besides hosting network game shows, he has appeared as an actor in numerous television shows and movies. In radio, he was top rated in Los Angeles on both KMPC and KFI.

With all of this, Geoff never lost his thirst for travel. He has been cruising since 1969 and has twice cruised around the world. From Morocco, to the Marshall Islands, and even to Branson, Geoff 's wit adds a special flavor to his travel commentary. Michael, Geoff's wife, travels with him and records all on film.

Today, Geoff writes for several national magazines, currently broadcasts a weekly travel report to Monterey's KION morning show, and does on "location" special travel broadcasts for CRN, the Cable Radio Network.
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2 Responses to Gunfight at Mexican Shopping Centre: Now What?

  1. Katrina November 2, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    Mexico is no other thing but the result of United States’ government “Fast & Furious” experiment among others. Weapons were introduced to our country by USA agents and freely distributed among criminal groups. USA is also the first drug consumer of the world and now Americans complain about how an unsafe place is Mexico.
    Unfortunately Mexico and its people are paying a big price for USA immorality.
    This gunfight at the shopping centre is way far from S-11 and still people go and visit NYC. They don´t arrive to the airport and then decide not to get off the plane even though terrorism is a reality and a constant threat for the States.

  2. Carmen November 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Where exactly did this happened?
    Thanks.

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