Drug Cartel Violence Spills Into Cancun

Three people were fatally shot Wednesday in the Mexican resort city of Cancun.

According to Mexican authorities, the three men were tortured before being shot.

An 8-month-old boy was also killed Wednesday when he was caught in the middle of a gunfight between federal police and drug cartel hit men in El Alcalde.

The Michoacan Attorney General’s Office said the boy was in a taxi with his mother Wednesday night when he was struck by stray bullet. The boy’s mother was not injured.

Authorities said six federal police officers have been injured during the confrontation with gunmen.

Nearly 30,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico after President Felipe Calderon took office in Dec. 2006.

Tom Costello is the CEO, Partner & Co-Founder of Groups International, a company that provides marketing, consultative services, and technology solutions to the group and leisure travel markets.  Connect with him on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook or contact him by email.

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