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Old 07-23-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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You do realize that in the entire article there is not a single fact to support any of the allegations, right?

Anecdotes and opinions don't count.
Then ignore it. Some others might want to pay attention.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Click-bait, nothing but click-bait.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:16 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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Honestly, with all these negative reports of things happening to Americans who travel abroad, why risk it?
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:55 PM
 
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Honestly, with all these negative reports of things happening to Americans who travel abroad, why risk it?
The only place where I have heard of things like this happening is in Mexico. No other countries, just Mexico. I would call it a third world country, but it is really a fourth world country.

These same stories, including the same family where the daughter died, were shown on one of the three major networks evening news. The real problem is not being discussed here, but it was briefly mentioned on the evening news. It seems that these bars are buying illegally distilled spirits to serve to customers (moonshine), rather than the major brand names, probably to save money. The illegal distillers are apparently putting all kinds of chemicals into the spirits, again, to save money. So the chemicals in the alcoholic drinks are mimicking the effects of drugs on the bar patrons. It surprises me that this is happening at the large hotels, not just at neighborhood bars, but nothing should be surprising in that lawless country.

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Old 07-24-2017, 02:20 AM
 
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I've been to the all inclusive Temptation resort in Cancun 3 times. They are adult only and it's a party atmosphere.

Trust me to say that no "mickeys" need to be slipped into the drinks for this type of situation.

Add travel, heat, and unlimited supply of booze (granted, not the best) and people become quickly overwhelmed. If I wasn't an experienced drinker beforehand I could easily have woken only in my boxers in a back alley with a broken hand.

As for the hotel asking for the tourists to go to the police station? Of course, they don't want cops showing up at the resort.

The hospitals? Of course they want cash, US insurance isn't billable. I can't comment on the exorbitant rates but I have a strong guess cheaper than US medical costs.
I just don't see a big conspiracy (don't go to Mexico!) thing here. I truly feel for the family of the girl who died. Brother reported that they had "four or five shots" of tequila before they met some other young people and had another shot. My guess is the "four or five shots" were more. Sun. Tequila. Young. Bad combo. She was not robbed or raped. Overserved, absolutely. And the story I saw claimed that the group of young folks they met were diving into the shallow pool. That should have been stopped immediately.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:50 AM
 
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http://mexicovacationawareness.com/
Reading it will scare any sane person to reconsider trip plans.
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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You do realize that in the entire article there is not a single fact to support any of the allegations, right?

Anecdotes and opinions don't count.
Yes they do.

That's why customer feedback has become so important, and popular on product websites. People do want to hear anecdotes and opinions, and that's the best way to get at the truth. Check out the comments online. When you're sitting with a group of friends, ask "anybody know of a good house painter?" That's a really good way to get a good company to paint your house. Anecdotes and opinions.

I don't know if I'll ever go to Mexico again for a variety of reasons, largely their continuing problems with water quality and intestinal illness, and this is just one more.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Denver
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The only place where I have heard of things like this happening is in Mexico. No other countries, just Mexico. I would call it a third world country, but it is really a fourth world country.

These same stories, including the same family where the daughter died, were shown on one of the three major networks evening news. The real problem is not being discussed here, but it was briefly mentioned on the evening news. It seems that these bars are buying illegally distilled spirits to serve to customers (moonshine), rather than the major brand names, probably to save money. The illegal distillers are apparently putting all kinds of chemicals into the spirits, again, to save money. So the chemicals in the alcoholic drinks are mimicking the effects of drugs on the bar patrons. It surprises me that this is happening at the large hotels, not just at neighborhood bars, but nothing should be surprising in that lawless country.
The specific story you are referencing also mentions that the daughter who died had five or six tequila shots in a little more than a hour. Even if it was high-quality liquor, intoxication is certain. While it is very sad for their family, this story is being blown out of proportion IMO.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I didn't post this for debate, but to caution those with travel plans to one of these resorts that they should be aware of the allegations.
Nice thought, thank you. What should be also cautioned against is drinking more than you can handle or expecting people/business' you don't know to take care of you if you're falling down/blind drunk. Act the fool and bad things can/do happen no matter where you are but especially in a foreign country not known for their stellar police force or particular love of civil rights of tourists...
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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I think Montezumas Revenge is more of a concern than this.
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