Los Cabos: Trouble in Paradise

The seaside resort of Cabo San Lucas, or simply, Cabo, has become a favourite vacation spot for American multimillionaires….. and Mexican drug traffickers. Indeed Cabo is a strategic spot for the continent’s cartels forming a bridge between place of production and the key American market. It regularly tops the list of the world’s most dangerous cities.

We spent several weeks following some of the people drawn to Cabo. Here tourists relax and unwind without a care in the world, far removed from the problems and violence infecting the poorer neighbourhoods. US millionaire, Bill, is an annual competitor in the world’s most popular sport fishing tournament. Adrien and Alexander, two young French entrepreneurs, are fine wine connoisseurs.

We also met members of a cartel, who act more discreetly than a few years ago. Though the murder toll has dropped, the number of mysterious disappearances has increased.


  • Year: 2020
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Impala Prod
  • Director: Mathieu Cellard
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France


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