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Mexico says Playa del Carmen safe despite U.S. travel alert

Mexico says Playa del Carmen safe despite U.S. travel alert

Mexican officials said late Wednesday that the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen is safe, despite a U.S. security alert.

The government of the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo said that President Enrique Pena Nieto was scheduled to attend an ocean conservation conference in Playa del Carmen on Thursday.

"All tourism and economic activity in Playa del Carmen continues in a normal manner," the state government wrote in a statement, noting that hotel occupancy at the resort was 80 percent.

"We do not know why the U.S. government decided to emit this alert," the government said.

Playa del Carmen is near Mexico's most popular tourist...

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