The U.S. State Department has issued an advisory announcement for
tourists in Cancun in the wake of increasing political turmoil in
surrounding Benito Juarez. The resignation of the city council and
the removal of the mayor have resulted in a series of violent
demonstrations, and American officials have warned visitors to
avoid large crowds, expect traffic delays and prepare for possible
blockades of area hotels. After reported appeals from Mexico's
interior minister, foreign minister and tourism minister, the U.S.
advisory stands unchanged until its appointed expiration date of
August 20th. For its part, Cancun maintains that its tourism
business remains unhampered, with local CVB director Miguel Borges
Martin releasing a public statement claiming "the city's recent
change in government has in no way affected tourists, tourist areas
and tourism infrastructure."