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An Argentinean is shot dead in the tourist resort of Playa del Carmen, in Mexico


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Two armed men murdered an Argentine who worked as manager of a popular club in Playa del Carmen, in the tourist Riviera Maya of the Caribbean of Mexicolocal authorities reported this Wednesday.

Federico Mazzoni, manager of Mamita’s Beach Club, very popular among foreign tourists, was killed Tuesday afternoon with two shots to the head, confirmed Óscar Montes de Oca, state prosecutor of Quintana Roo (southeast), where the resort is located.

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“They are two subjects, apparently from a local criminal structure, who enter (the club), talk with the manager, now a victim, take him to some bathrooms and there they deprive him of life,” the official explained in an interview with Milenio TV. .

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Montes de Oca indicated that “the most solid line of investigation” is that the crime would have to do with the sale of drugs.

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The attackers fled on a jet ski.According to images captured by security cameras.

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The crime occurred when the club had few customers and was about to close, according to the prosecutor.

For its part, the group Mommy’s issued a statement in which it limits itself to lamenting the facts.

While, The United States embassy issued a security alert on Tuesday night to its citizens visiting the Mexican Caribbean, in the face of violence in the Riviera Maya.

“In light of recent security incidents and criminal activity in popular tourist destinations like Cancún, Carmen beach Y TulumU.S. citizens are reminded to exercise extra caution when traveling.”the embassy said.

Montes de Oca acknowledged that there are security problems linked to the sale of drugs and extortion of businesses by organized crime.

On Friday the 21st, two Canadians were killed and another was injured in a shooting at a hotel complex near Cancún.

Investigations indicate that the victims were linked to organized crime and that the attack would have been a settling of scores.

The prosecutor ruled out links between the crime of the Argentine and that of the Canadians.

In November, two suspected drug dealers were shot dead on an exclusive hotel beach outside Cancun.

In October, another shootout between suspected traffickers left two tourists dead, a German and an Indian in Tulum.

The Mexican Caribbean is one of the main beach destinations in the world and an emblem of tourism in the country, an activity that represents 8.5% of GDP.


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