Last week my family spent several days in a very nice all-inclusive hotel about an hour's drive from Cancun, Mexico. It was great to get away, and as with most vacations I take, I deliberately avoided watching the news (choosing instead to relax under the sun with a good book).
So it was a complete surprise to discover that a grisly double homicide took place at the hotel while we were there. My wife and I were stunned to hear about it, especially since we saw no indication that anything out of the ordinary had happened (we noticed no unusual police presence, for example).
We had talked about visiting the same hotel later this year, but we're not so sure now that questions have been raised about how local authorities have handled the investigation. There is some speculation that they've attempted to pin the crime on non-locals to avoid hurting tourism in the area (which is already reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma). Needless to say, we'll be watching this story closely over the next few weeks.