In a doomed attempt to rebrand itself as something other than a good backdrop for wet T-shirt contests, Cancun is cracking down on this week's spring breakers. The Economist reports (sub. req.):
The city has launched a Civility Pact, a code of public behaviour intended to curb the excesses of the spring-breakers. The hoteliers hope that the code will be more rigorously enforced by the police than past such efforts. Undercover inspectors now patrol the more notorious bars and clubs for evidence of law-breaking. The aim, insists Mr Arroyo, is "not to ban spring-breakers, but to control them." …local businessmen hope that Cancun will once again be better known for sun and surf, rather than sex.