On the eve of the high season, murders return in the heart of Puerto Vallarta

A young man was shot in the chest 1 block from the site where, in early 2019, 3 subjects were riddled with bullets; the security strategy continues to fail. Photo: Flickr
A young man was shot in the chest 1 block from the site where, in early 2019, 3 subjects were riddled with bullets; the security strategy continues to fail. Photo: Flickr

The coat of arms of Puerto Vallarta was red in blood this weekend, as another murder took place in the heart of the city and on the eve of the high season, which local businessmen yearn for.

During the early morning hours of Sunday, in the middle of Morelos Street, a 29-year-old man was shot in the chest after a fight and lost his life minutes later, without the person or persons responsible having been captured.

Before dozens, or perhaps hundreds, of people who saw the event, there was no one to recognize the cause of the death of the young man and at the site, where there are always tourist police and municipal transits, at that time there was no surveillance.

Moreover, this murder occurred only one block south of the place where, at the beginning of 2019, 3 men were riddled with bullets. There were no arrests on that occasion either.

The center of the city, which should be the safest place because it is the image and the meeting point for locals and tourists, was stained again with blood and proves that the security strategy is failing.

Puerto Vallarta is, according to statistics, one of the safest cities in the country; however, artful murders, femicide, burglaries, and robberies to account holders continue to be committed every day.

The government of Arturo Dávalos better oil the machinery, because Puerto Vallarta is very close to becoming an unsafe tourist destination and little-visited, as happened with Acapulco and is happening in Cancun.

Source: Vallarta Independiente

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