The Narco Riviera 

The demand for drugs is devastating Mexico’s tourist utopia.

Peppered throughout the humid jungles of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, near the border with Belize, are the centuries-old decaying skeletons of civilizations. The Mayan civilization, which flourished in Central America hundreds of years ago, now exists in ruins (though millions of their descendants are still around). One of the grandest of these ruins is Chichen Itza. Its famous stepped pyramid and the court for the Maya ball game are now playgrounds for curious tourists.

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