We, as Mexicans, shouldn't have to put up with this reality where Mexico is a top destination for sexual tourism," Lizaldi said. "Once here, they would tell them that they had to pay for their transportation, plane tickets, immigration processing and that the way to pay for that was through prostitution. Cancun, Mexico (CNN)It was an unusual scene, especially for two Mexican cities known more for beaches and tourism. According to Quintana Roo state Attorney General Óscar Montes de Oca, the suspects had held dozens of women in captivity, many from foreign countries.

No child deserves to be a victim of human trafficking. — Mara Lezama (@MaraLezama) November 10, 2020. The women were lured to the Cancun region by offers of high-paying jobs as personal assistants or spa therapists.

A police crackdown on a protest against the murder of a woman in the Mexican resort city of Cancun. Many organized crime cartels have branched into human trafficking and sexual exploitation. It’s completely reprehensible,” he said.

pic.twitter.com/57xkw4sqVR, — Mara Lezama (@MaraLezama) November 10, 2020.

... At the Cancun site, there were two women from Venezuela, two from Mexico, and one each from Argentina, Colombia and … Cancun, Q.R. Her relief turned quickly to horror when the officers, about 30 she says, took the girls to several rooms and started shooting video of them in compromising positions. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

"It's so infuriating that this keeps happening," Jacinto told CNN. One day, when she was working at a hotel known for prostitution, police showed up. Altogether, Montes de Oca says his officers found 21 women between the ages of 21 and 25 who were forced to work at those two places. Soon after the shooting, the Quintana Roo State Police Chief Alberto Capella took to social media to say the attack by authorities was unacceptable and he was ordering an investigation.

If they refused, they were threatened with physical harm or worse," he said, adding that the traffickers would take victims' passports and other personal identification documents, so that escaping was nearly impossible.

For Claudia Lizaldi, a Mexican actress and human rights activist who showed up at the Cancun protest, the time for raising international awareness about this kind of crime is long past.

“Not to mention robberies, extortion and people being murdered and mutilated every day. Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. "We are asking the judicial branch for justice for those victims who were kept against their will and lived in captivity. — Alberto Capella (@kpya) November 10, 2020. Live fire by police against protesters is unprecedented in Cancun and rare across Mexico, where security forces usually limit themselves to using shields and sometimes pepper spray.

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They're not alone. In general, Cancun doesn’t see the levels of drug-related violence as other parts of Mexico. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. She thought it was her lucky day -- a police operation to rescue her and the other girls. The crowd, Several hours later, the same protesters showed up at another state courthouse in the nearby beach resort of Playa del Carmen, chanting the same message and adding another one: "No more impunity! The cartels know tourism is a big business and they do not want to do anything to affect that income. Images of terrified protesters fleeing police and gunfire have shaken one of Mexico’s top beach resorts and dealt another blow to a tourism industry already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. Estoy ordenando una investigación interna y poniendo a disposición de la Fiscalía del estado toda la información para que haga lo propio. It took the work of his office's cyber-crimes unit about a week to find the ads and begin the investigation. Con transparencia estaremos informando el resultado. The Globe Post is part of Globe Post Media, a U.S. digital news organization that is publishing the world's best targeted news sites. Cancun Crime: the statistics. They kicked out of all of the customers, Jacinto says, and shut down the hotel.

It’s already in all the international media.

The reports about the raids in Cancun and Playa del Carmen sound similar to what she lived through herself, she said. Mexican people are here with them," Romero said outside the courthouse. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. It all started in 2006 when Mexico began an aggressive campaign which targeted the heads of drug cartels.

All had been lured by offers of high-paying jobs as personal assistants or spa therapists, Montes de Oca told CNN.

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Updated Jan. 29, 2020 ... Boilerplate rhetoric aside, security in Quintana Roo is in relatively short supply of late, as cartels carry out turf wars in areas once safe for tourists. "We want justice!"

"Nobody deserves to lose a child to human trafficking. They ultimately detained 13 people, twelve of whom were later arraigned on charges of human trafficking, among others. Really looking forward to it but have seen just recently news of many shootings by drug gangs in Cancun, 55 shootings in 50 days was one headline. A Snapshot of Mexico's Cartel Landscape Amid Rising Violence Another year, another record murder rate for modern Mexico as the country struggles to check rising violence. One of them was Bianca “Alexis” Lorenzana, a 20-year-old from Cancun whose dismembered body was found on Sunday in plastic bags, a day after she was reported missing. Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting. “I knew that Mexico’s not very safe, but I didn’t think that about Cancun,” she said.

On the night of July 30, officers under the command of the Quintana Roo's State's Attorney's Office raided two buildings in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

— A man who hit a motorcycle and fled the scene unwillingly left his license plate behind. Ten women are killed every day in the Latin American country, according to the United Nations. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management.

“We’re living in the worst horror movie,” said Abelardo Vera, hotel association president in Cancun, a jewel of the country’s tourism industry located in Quintana Roo state on the Caribbean coast. The crackdown on Monday in front of Cancun city hall, where hundreds were demonstrating against the murder of a local woman, sparked national outcry and protests in Mexico City. Protesters began to vandalize the entrance to the city hall and removed some wooden barriers placed at the door. It’s unacceptable,” he said.

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"I want all of society not to see this as something normal, to really see this as something that really could happen to one of your children.

“There’s concern that a lot of information isn’t disclosed because it may affect the tourism industry,” said Monica Franco, a gender violence researcher in Cancun.

In the end she went ahead with her holiday but gave up on the idea of backpacking through a country plagued by violence, much of it linked to drug cartels. There were an additional 11 Venezuelan women at the site in Playa del Carmen, two Mexican women and one Colombian woman.

Karla Jacinto, 28, a human trafficking victim who was forced to work as prostitute for four years across Mexico starting when she was only 12.