The controversy surrounding the recent murders of the Canadian couple in Mexico how seems to be centering on Quintana Roo Attorney General Rodriguez Carrillo, who has not exactly had a pristine background. Today's Toronto Star outlines a sordid past of questionable and 'improper' actions, including the hoarding of recovered looted items from Hurricane Wilma. Rodriguez had also headed up the murder investigation of the Spanish/Italian couple near the Mayan ruins at Tulum at the southern tip of the Yucatan. According to reports, that case too had strange anomalies. (Whew! I always have trouble saying that word. Typing is much easier).
Anyway, a Kitchener family was staying at the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort during the time when the Woodridge couple was murdered there. Michael Milloy said they only found out about the murder by reading Canadian news reports on the Internet, according to this morning's Record. Contrary to the official line by Mexican authorities that everyone had been questioned and the resort sealed off, Milloy said nobody mentioned the horrible event to them. In fact, life went on as if nothing had happened. This observation has been confirmed by other tourists there at the time.
The Star website features an interesting link to comments by various Canadians regarding outrageous affair. Some people are adverse to ever travelling there again and others don't see it as a problem. One thing for sure - the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort will no doubt be offering bargain rates for months to come.
The question is, what is the 'tipping point' where the lure of a great vacation bargain can overcome your concern for personal safety? Comments are welcome.