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Mexican military disarm entire police force in resort city of Acapulco 'corrupted by drug gangs'

Mexican military disarm entire police force in resort city of Acapulco 'corrupted by drug gangs'Mexican authorities have taken control of the entire police force in the southern Mexican city of Acapulco, claiming the department has been infiltrated by drug gangs. Two police commanders have been accused of murder, while the rest of the force officers have been stripped of their guns, radios and bulletproof vests and taken for background checks. Acapulco – a beach resort – was a fashionable location favoured by movie stars in the 1950s and 60s, but has since been plagued by escalating violence due to warring drug gangs.



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Woman killed by alligator while trying to save her dog in private South Carolina resort

Woman killed by alligator while trying to save her dog in private South Carolina resortA woman was killed while trying to protect her dog from an alligator attack at a private resort in South Carolina, officials have said. The Beaufont County Sheriff’s said that it responded to a report that an alligator had attacked a woman at the Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina, early on Monday morning. Witnesses told authorities the woman, who officials identified as 45-years-old Cassandra Cline, was walking her dog when an alligator attacked her and pulled her underwater.



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Philippines to close Boracay resort to tourists for six months

Philippines to close Boracay resort to tourists for six monthsThe Philippines has announced its best-known holiday island Boracay will be closed to tourists for six months over concerns that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a “cesspool” tainted by dumped sewage. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the shutdown to start April 26, his spokesman Harry Roque said late Wednesday on Twitter, without providing further detail. Boracay has some 500 tourism-related businesses, which had a combined annual revenue of 56 billion pesos ($ 1.07 billion) last year.



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Iowa family died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resort

Iowa family died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resortAutopsies indicate an Iowa couple and their two children died from inhaling toxic gas at a rented condo on Mexico's Caribbean coast, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday.



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Iowa Family Died of Gas Asphyxiation at Mexican Resort

Iowa Family Died of Gas Asphyxiation at Mexican ResortThere was no sign of foul play or suicide, authorities said



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Iowa family died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resort

Iowa family died of gas asphyxiation at Mexican resortMEXICO CITY (AP) — Autopsies indicate an Iowa couple and their two children died from inhaling toxic gas at a rented condo on Mexico's Caribbean coast, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday.



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Feds Lend Help To Jersey Town On Projects That Would Benefit Kushner Resort

Feds Lend Help To Jersey Town On Projects That Would Benefit Kushner ResortFederal officials are advising a New Jersey city to help it create a ferry service and rebuild a pier that are next to a beachfront resort co-owned by senior White House adviser and Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, The Associated Press reported. The Federal Transit Administration had already given the Jersey Shore city of Long Branch $ 3.34 million in 2008 to redevelop a fishing pier. But now local leaders are talking with the federal officials about gaining more funds to create the ferry service, and the FTA appears to support the plan, according to the AP.



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US to re-open consulate at Mexican resort after threat

US to re-open consulate at Mexican resort after threatThe US consulate at the Mexican Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen will re-open Monday after it was closed for several days due to an unspecified security threat, the US embassy said. US government personnel are banned from several area neighborhoods until further notice, but “are authorized to travel to resort areas in Riviera Maya including those near Playa del Carmen,” the statement read. The beachside tourist magnets of Cancun and Playa del Carmen are located in the Riviera Maya, on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.



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Drug cartel violence triggers security alert for Mexican resort town

Drug cartel violence triggers security alert for Mexican resort townThe State Department has abruptly closed the U.S. consulate in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, and is prohibiting all U.S. government employees from traveling to the resort town. Government sources tell CBS News this is because of a “real crime threat” connected to warring drug cartels. Anna Werner reports.



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U.S. issues travel warning to popular Mexican resort city

U.S. issues travel warning to popular Mexican resort cityThe U.S. has issued a travel warning for the Mexican city of Playa del Carmen, a popular travel destination for students traveling for spring break.



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