We don't cover Cancun because cruise ships don't go there. I don't know why they don't go there (I believe Celebrity used to go there in the early 90s) but now they all go to Cozumel which is an island off the coast of Mexico. I have assume Cozumel is much safer since there is nothing on the island that would make it an attractive haven for drug gangs.
And in a way that proces the point that these gangs are not targetting tourists. Even all of Kevin's stories are about locals against locals.
We have been reporting on pickpockets in Brazil for years. We have had our own reporters mugged down there.
I am not trying to whitewash anything. I just don't think this is the right place to be debating Mexican drug violence. This is a cruise board.