Eleven decapitated bodies have been found outside the city of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula, heightening fears that Mexico's recent descent into violence has reached even heavily protected tourist areas.
All the bodies showed signs of torture...
...victim to the country's growing drug war, which has left more than 2,700 dead so far this year.
On the other side of the Yucatan peninsula is Cancun, a Las Vegas-style holiday destination popular with US tourists;
Perhaps inspired by the insurgency in Iraq, Mexican drug gangs have started to use mass beheadings as a macabre public relations tool.
Critics say this is wishful thinking. The resurgence of drug overlords in Mexico — along with endemic corruption in the police force and military - has led to a near-nationwide collapse in security. In May, the country's chief of police was murdered and, according to a recent study, Mexico now has more kidnappings than Iraq and Columbia.
And the government, corporations and christian church are importing this hideous environment into your backyard without so much as a hint of thought given to the consequences.
Both the Mexican government and the US border have both all but completely collapsed.
And still we sow to the wind...