Another Canadian tourist killed in Mexico and his girlfriend shot as well. And the scarier thing is how the authorities will react. Another denial? No followup? Cover-up to protect the tourist industry?
There have now been 5 murders of Canadians in Mexico over the past two years. Not one has been solved and all have been surrounded by an air of secrecy, scandal and misinformation. What is going on?
If the Mexican government is trying to protect the tourist industry by avoiding the realities of these murders, I think they are causing even more harm. An occasional tragedy or act of violence followed by lawful investigation and prosecution, or at least transparency in the attempts therein, is much more favourable to what’s been going on. I’ll vacation elsewhere. Why is our government doing nothing to force answers. The poor families of these victims who are left on their own to fight and search for answers.
Canadians murdered in Mexico – 2006-yesterday:
Bouabal Bouthavorn, 29.
Domenic and Nancy Ianiero of Woodbridge, Ont., were found with their throats slit in February, 2006 at a resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico. No arrests were ever made.
In January, 2007, Adam DePrisco, 19, also of Woodbridge, was killed outside an Acapulco nightclub. A Mexican doctor blamed the teen’s death on a hit-and-run driver, but his family and friends believed he was beaten to death.
In May, 2007, Jeff Toews of Grande Prairie, Alta, died from injuries after he visited a nightclub in Cancun. Mexican authorities concluded he fell from the second floor of his hotel, but at the time Toews’ family said his head and back injuries came from a severe beating.