On Thursday, the resort of Acapulco hastily removed a promotional video that showed people partying without masks on with the slogans “anything goes” and “there are no rules,” according to The Associated Press (AP.)
The same day, the US — the country worst hit by the pandemic — imposed its highest travel warning on Mexico, in light of the surge in coronavirus cases, issuing a “do not travel” notice to Americans on Thursday.
A screengrab of the VisitMexico.com website advertising the town of Villa del Carbón, which was translated to “Coal Village” on Friday.
The department apologized for the string of mistranslations, in a statement.
“The Tourism Department expresses its most sincere apologies to the public and users for the effects that have occurred on the website VisitMexico,” the statement, carried by the AP, said.
The department then suggested that the glitches could have been done intentionally.
“We make it known that these acts aim to damage the image of the website and the department, and so therefore a criminal complaint has been filed and appropriate legal actions will be taken against those responsible.”