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IPFS News Link • Mexico

Amid Border Chaos, Mexico Resort Town Asks: Where Have All The American Tourists Gone?

• by Tyler Durdan

Rosarito Beach is a resort town on the coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. It is known as a nightlife destination for young Americans partying at dance clubs, was desolate. While winter is not generally the party season, residents and business owners warn economic activity has collapsed, reported The New York Times. 

"This is not normal, it's all empty!" said Luis Pacheco, a waiter at Papas and Beer, a popular beachside bar.

Businesses who depend on Americans for their livelihood blame the collapse in tourism on the recent turmoil at the border in the neighboring city of Tijuana, where a migrant caravan with thousands of people from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador arrived in mid-November.