21 June 2007
The Thunderclap Ranch, a no-tell motel (hotel de paso) in Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, installed steel doors on all of its 34 rooms. Guests now receive extra security and privacy - in addition to a three-hour stay - for 150 pesos. According to the motel's management, "There's a line of cars on Friday and Saturdays." With narco violence flaring in Northern Mexico, the place somehow seems apt.