US: Mexico Playa del Carmen threat unrelated to ferries

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Mexico said Thursday that a security alert about the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen was not related to an explosion on a ferry that injured at least two dozen people.

The embassy did not specify what kind of security threat it had been informed of in the resort, which is near Cancun, Cozumel and Tulum.

But it did say that “we do not have information relating the ferry explosion to the security threat in Playa del Carmen.”

That threatened to complicate matters for one of Mexico’s key tourism sites, since the ferry threats had at least already been known and, according to Mexican officials, were related to “business issues” with the ferry company.

Now it appears a different threat also exists. The area has also been…

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