No 'Fun in Playa del Carmen' these days

Many years ago, Elvis made a movie called Fun in Acapulco.  As they say, the movie didn't have much of a plot, but Ursula Andress is worth whatever it costs to watch it online. We can safely say no one is making a movie about fun in Playa del Carmen these days. As you probably know, there is a lot of talk about "el muro" – the border wall – down in Mexico.  The political class should be talking about the chaos in the country and how this is impacting their economy.  This week, we read that the U.S. closed a consulate office indefinitely.  This is from news reports: The State Department abruptly closed the U.S. consulate in the popular tourist destination of Playa del Carmen late Wednesday evening and ordered U.S. government employees to stay out of the area.  They warn other Americans either in the region or thinking of traveling to it about a "real crime threat" from local drug...(Read Full Post)