Tourist family shot in Popotla in Rosarito

Translated by Fulano from a post in CNR Noticias.

A family of tourists visiting Popotla were shot after some “hawkers” at the site tried to forcibly charge them for parking and they would not pay. They followed the visitors and shot at their vehicle, a woman was wounded.

According to the information, the events happened around 4PM, when a family came out of Popotla after buying seafood, and a “hawker” charged them for parking. The driver, who was from Peru had strong words with he guy trying to collect.

The tourist got into his vehicle, an Expedition, to leave Popotla, but he was suddenly followed by a white Honda, which tried several times to cut it off.

After a little while, shots were fired, and one of the bullets hit a woman around 50 years old, who was in the Expedition and was visiting from La Paz.

The startled visitors fled to find help, and arrived at the hospital in the Rosarito Tourist Zone, where she received first aid. There were minors travelling with them.


Los Cabos is considered the most violent city in the world in 2017 ranking

Translated by Fulano from an article in

Los Cabos, in Baja California Sur, is the most violent city in the world, with a homicide rate of 111.33 per 100,000 inhabitants, said José Antonio Ortega, president of the Citizens’ Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

Upon presenting the study, “Ranking of the 50 most violent cities in the world, 2017,” Ortega Sánchez said that of the 10 most violent cities in the world, five are in Mexico.

“Violence is on the rebound in Mexico. In 2015, five Mexican cities were included in the ranking, in 2017 there were 12, the same as in 2011,” he said.

Of the 50 cities in the ranking, 17 are in Brasil, 12 in Mexico, 5 in Venezuela, 4 in the United States, 3 in Colombia and 2 in Honduras. El Salvador, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and Jamaica eac have one city.

After Los Cabos, Caracas, Venezuela is next, with a rate of 111.19 per 100,000; Acapulco is in third place with 106.63, then Natal, Brasil with 102.56; Tijuana with 100.77, La Paz with 84.79, Fortaleza, Brasil with 83.48, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, 83.22, Guayana, Venezuela, 80.28 and Belém, Brasil with 71.38.


Suspect arrested in killing of U.S. citizen in Bahía de los Angeles

Baja California law enforcement authorities have caught a suspect in the killing of a 75-year-old U.S. citizen who was found beaten to death in January in the community of Bahía de Los Angeles.

The victim, Charles Lewis Crabtree, had been a part-time resident of the picturesque fishing town on the Gulf of California. Members of the tight-knit U.S. expatriate community were shocked by his death.

According to authorities, Crabtree’s body was found on the ground outside a trailer on the afternoon of January 8 at Campos Amigo, a camping and RV park north of town where the victim had been living.

In a statement Saturday, the Baja California Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of a 28-year-old suspect identified only as “Gabriel N.” The statement said that he had been captured by ministerial police in Bahía de los Angeles about 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Investigators said that the victim had been standing outside a motor home when the suspect struck him repeatedly with a hammer on his head and body. The victim’s corpse was found by a friend hours later at the same location, authorities said. The authorities offered no motive for the killing.

The suspect remained in custody on Saturday, pending a hearing on Wednesday, when a judge will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to hold him for trial.