Hurricane Rina, currently a Category 2 storm, could further mar the popular resort region, which has yet to recover from the damage Hurricane Wilma caused six years ago.
Hurricane Rina now has winds of 110 mph, just shy of a Category 3 hurricane. Cancun resorts are preparing for Hurricane Rina's arrival.
Seven top immigration officials in Mexico have been fired in states where migrants have been victimized. Recently, a group of rescued kidnap victims accused officials of delivering them to drug gangs.
Hurricane Richard did no major damage to Belize as it weakened into a tropical storm. It is moving into southeastern Mexico.
Drug lords like La Barbie threaten Mexico's security with American-bought firearms, and finance their violent empires with American drug money.
La Barbie, whose real name is Edgar Valdez Villarreal, was a Texas football star before he moved to Mexico City and joined the Sinaloa Cartel.