All Belizeans, travelling to
Belize from the United States via , are advised to exercise extreme caution. According to Mexicans officials 72 migrants were found dead at a ranch near the Mexico border last month. They were allegedly massacred by Mexicans bandeleros who are targeting illegal immigrants and people passing through from US Brazil, Honduras, and other Central American countries. Ecuador
An Ecuadorian citizen, who survived the massacre escaped after being shot in the neck, but fled to a nearby checkpoint. The bodies of 58 men and 14 women were discovered after the wounded man informed the Mexican Marines that he had been attacked by a gang of gunmen.
More violence is being reported in Cancun, whereby, at least eight people were killed in a petrol bomb attack on a bar in
Cancun. This wave of violence is considered to be drug related.
Many Belizeans travel to
Belize via , especially during the summer, Christmas and Easter Holidays. Cancun, Mexico
Belizeans, be aware of the route you take and travel in caravans. We are living in perilous times and the Mexican bandits are on the prowl.
Mexican soldier at the Belize-Mexico border
A familiar sight to Belizeans travelling by bus to Cancun
Belize border checkpoint
By Percival Drummond of The Belizean Informer
Photos by Dr. Jane Crawford