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These 3 Nations Get an Asterisk for Spring Break

US issues travel advisories for popular destinations Mexico, Jamaica, Bahamas over safety threats

(Newser) - For those prepping for spring break, Uncle Sam is waving the caution flag. The United States has issued travel advisories for multiple destinations popular with spring breakers, along with advice on how to stay safe if you do make the trip:
  • Mexico: reports that the US Embassy and

Airlines Refuse to Bring Back Cancun Partiers

Passengers, some of whom have tested positive, are stranded in Mexico

(Newser) - Passengers who filmed themselves partying without masks aboard a chartered flight from Montreal to Mexico face being stranded after three airlines refused to fly them home to Canada. Sunwing Airlines canceled the return charter flight from Cancun that had been scheduled for Wednesday, the AP reports, and Air Transat and...

Wife: Cops Are Concealing Firefighter's Murder in Mexico

Elijah Snow, found dead in a hotel window, appeared to have been beaten

(Newser) - Mexican authorities said Elijah Snow, a Texas firefighter on a trip to Cancun for his 10th wedding anniversary, died when he became stuck in a small hotel window . But his wife believes police are covering up his murder. Speaking Monday on the Season 20 premiere of Dr. Phil , Jamie Snow...

Man on Anniversary Trip in Cancun Found Dead in Window

Elijah Snow was found dead at a neighboring hotel

(Newser) - A 10th anniversary celebration in Mexico ended in tragedy for a Texas couple early Monday. CBSDFW reports Elijah Snow and his wife were spending their first night at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun and were drinking at the hotel bar. NBC News reports the wife decided to go to bed,...

Ted Cruz Controversy Unfolds on Twitter
Ted Cruz:
Yes, I Flew
to Cancun


Ted Cruz: Yes, I Flew to Cancun

Texas senator says he accompanied daughters to be a 'good dad' amid state's winter emergency

(Newser) - Texans have lots of questions on their minds these days. When will the heat come back on ? Will we run out of water ? And now, where's Ted? That would be Sen. Ted Cruz, who confirmed on Thursday that he flew to Cancun with his family amid the...

Former Survivor Producer Who Murdered Wife Goes Free

Bruce Beresford-Redman spent 7 years in Mexico prison

(Newser) - The former Survivor producer convicted of murdering his wife during a family vacation to Cancun in 2010 is once again a free man. Bruce Beresford-Redman went on trial in Mexico and was sentenced to 12 years; he served just seven in a Quintana Roo prison and was released two months...

10 Most Expensive New Year's Eve Cities

New York City doesn't come in until No. 8

(Newser) - Spending New Year's Eve in New York City? You may be surprised to know it's not the most expensive place you could be. (Though even its Olive Garden is pricey .) looked at the cheapest double room available from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 in 30...

Cancun Cops Probe Grisly Murders of 7

Strangled victims were 'independent drug dealers,' officials say

(Newser) - Police in the Mexican vacation hotspot of Cancun have arrested seven suspects after finding five men and two women murdered in a shack, Reuters reports. Six victims had been strangled to death and a seventh had been decapitated. "It looks like the victims were independent drug dealers without any...

After 24 Years, Most-Wanted Fugitive Caught in Cancun

Vincent Walters wanted for kidnapping, murder, and drug charges

(Newser) - One of the US Marshals' 15-most-wanted fugitives has been caught after 24 years on the lam—selling time-shares from a small booth at the Cancun airport, reports the LA Times . Vincent Legrend Walters had been living in Cancun under the name Oscar Rivera, working for a nearby resort's airport...

Hurricane Rina Guns for Cancun

Storm expected to hit Cancun, Cozumel

(Newser) - Authorities evacuated fishing communities on Mexico's resort-studded Caribbean coast and some tourists began to leave, as Hurricane Rina took aim at Cancun and Cozumel today. In Cancun's hotel zone, a string of pickup trucks hauled small boats and jet skis away from marinas, while workers at shopping malls...

Slain Survivor Exec's Wife Was Secretly Recording Him

She suspected Bruce Beresford-Redman's affair, wanted to leave him

(Newser) - Long before she was found dead in Cancun , Monica Beresford-Redman suspected husband Bruce’s affair. She went so far as to install a secret recording device in the Survivor producer’s car and follow him on a work trip to Costa Rica, extradition documents released today reveal. The documents paint...

Cancun Climate Talks: A Decent Step Forward
Cancun Climate Talks:
A Decent Step Forward
analysis roundup

Cancun Climate Talks: A Decent Step Forward

They seem to have gotten world negotiators back on track

(Newser) - The climate talks in Cancun are over, and the assessments seem to fall into the modest-but-better-than-expected range, mainly because they set the stage for future talks. Monsters and Critics has highlights here , including a goal by the nearly 200 participating nations to limit the rise in world temperatures to 2...

Island Nations Heat Up Climate Summit

But they don't expect big results in Cancun

(Newser) - Islands across the world are already feeling the burn of global warming, and they’re trying to get their voices heard at the climate change summit in Cancun, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 43 countries have banded together in an Alliance of Small Island States, which is voicing its...

Survivor Producer Busted in Wife's Murder

Bruce Beresford-Redman wanted in Mexico

(Newser) - Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman has been taken into custody, more than 5 months after Mexican authorities accused him of killing his wife and issued a warrant for his arrest. Beresford-Redman was arrested as a fugitive at his home in California, AP reports. He will appear in court in Los...

Mexico Hotel Blast Kills 6
 Mexico Hotel Blast Kills 6 

Mexico Hotel Blast Kills 6

Four Canadians and two Mexicans dead, 15 injured

(Newser) - A powerful explosion believed to have been caused by an accumulation of gas killed six people and injured 15 today at a resort hotel on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said. Four of the dead have been tentatively identified as Canadian tourists, including a nine-year boy, said an official. The blast...

Cancun Mayor Still Running for Governor—From Jail Cell

'Greg Is With You' billboards pepper resort town

(Newser) - Cancun mayor Gregorio Sanchez is determined to stay on the ballot—even if it means running for governor from jail. That's exactly where he sits these days, some 1,000 miles away from the resort city he has governed, after being arrested two weeks ago over alleged ties to two...

6 Bodies Found in Cancun Cave, 3 Without Hearts

Zetas cartel suspected after grisly find made near resort

(Newser) - Three of six corpses found in a cavern near Cancun yesterday had had their hearts ripped out, Mexican police say. "They were apparently tortured and their chests were opened to remove the hearts," said the official statement. The four men and two women have not been identified, AP...

Survivor Murder Suspect 'Incensed' at Arrest Warrant

Wife Monica 'was everything to us'

(Newser) - A Mexican judge issued a warrant yesterday for the arrest of Bruce Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer suspected in the April 8 murder of his wife in Cancun. “Monica was the axis around which our whole family revolved,” says Beresford-Redman in his first public statement. “I am devastated...

Drug Cops Bust Cancun's Mayor

Gubernatorial candidate insists he's innocent

(Newser) - Mexico's drug war just got messier: Police have arrested Cancun's mayor for his alleged ties to organized crime. Gregorio Sánchez is a high-profile gubernatorial candidate whose arrest signals growing concern about the influence drug kingpins have on politicians, notes the Wall Street Journal . "Voters in Mexico are asking...

Survivor Exec Suspected in Wife's Murder Back in US

Beresford-Redman left Mexico sans passport

(Newser) - A former Survivor producer wanted for questioning in Mexico about his wife's death has returned to the United States, his lawyer said today. Bruce Beresford-Redman returned to Los Angeles County "to be with his children and attend to family and personal matters." The lawyer said Beresford-Redman, who has...

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