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By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 13 October, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 11 October) The president of the National Chamber of Commerce of Manufacturing Industries (Canacintra), Pascual Romero García, announced yesterday that the annual Small and Medium Business Fair for 2011 will be “suspended” until further notice. It was to open in Acapulco at the end of this month, as... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 13 October, 2011
(Acapulco, El Sol 7 October) The federal Department of Public Safety will coordinate a state-federal partnership to make Guerrero safe, according to official announcements today. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 08 September, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 8 September) Around 50 feet of pavement in the Costera Alemán sank yesterday evening around 6:15 pm. The incident was in the eastbound curb lane, in Club Deportivo just before the Convention Center traffic circle. The cave-in was about 40 inches deep. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 08 September, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSol 7 September) Over 100 booths in open air markets of Acapulco and four hotels were inundated by sand, brought by the extremely high tide surge caused by a passing tropical storm. Thirty persons were evacuated. No injuries were reported, but the patios and swimming pools of the hotels... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 07 September, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 6 September) Police have cleared ten public streets in the Progreso district from the various obstacles people have placed to reserve parking spaces for private use, all as part of the municipal government’s policy of recovering parking spaces for public use on public streets. Most “privatization” takes place... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 07 September, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 6 September) Public School teachers in 170 schools in the outlying suburbs of Acapulco have continued their job action since August 25, demanding better police protection in the face of threats from street gangs and organized crime. To date, the teachers say, the extra protection they are seeking,... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 31 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 30 August) Nearly 100 elementary schools in the outlying suburbs of Zapata and Renacimiento are threatened with closure because approximately 400 teachers may refuse to go to work for reasons of “insecurity.” Approximately 35,000 students would be affected. Yesterday teachers did not report to their schools. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 31 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 31 August) The entertainment center in Galerías Diana, Sports Book & Yak, was closed yesterday by local Civil Protection authorities for lack of compliance with preventive and security measures that guarantee the well-being of its customers in the event of an emergency, such as a fire. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 31 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 31 August) Comernexos SA de CV, an Internet development company, presented a proposal yesterday to federal deputy Fermín Alvarado Arroyo (PRI, Guerrero), chair of the national legislature’s Tourism Promotion Committee. The essence is to gather, edit and broadcast via the Internet what the several video cameras capture in... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 29 August, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 29 August) Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero called upon the population not to fall for the provocations and “easy offers” of those who “do not love Acapulco” now that the municipality is entering the three worst months of the year for tourism, and after what was one of the... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 29 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 29 August) The president of the local chapter of the National Chamber of Commerce, Javier Saldívar Rodríguez, and the president of the local chapter of the National Chamber of Restaurateurs and Food Industries, Imelda Álvarez, called upon Acapulco’s Secretary of Tourism, Érika Lührs Cortés, to stop trying to... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 29 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 29 August) Yesterday’s violence in Acapulco resulted in seven more deaths, mostly of young men involved with organized criminal gangs. The first incident was the theft of an SUV in the Caleta area of the Traditional Zone around 9:00 p.m. The vehicle, with plates from the Distrito Federal,... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 29 August, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 29 August) Several days ago Guerrero’s Attorney General, Alberto López Rosas, proposed a truce among warring drug gangs (including, by implication, the military and police authorities). The idea is to avoid further bloodshed and the loss of innocent lives. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 29 August) At the urging of Acapulco’s daily, Novedades Acapulco, the municipal Department of Regulations and Events made an inspection of the fire safety in the city’s five gambling establishments. The objective was to avoid a tragedy like the casino fire in Monterrey, caused by narco terrorists, which... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 25 August, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 25 August) Local merchants in Acapulco agreed that today, Thursday, they would close their doors for one hour, as a special protest against the violence that they are suffering. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 25 August, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 25 August) The president of the jewelers association in Guerrero, Arturo Flores Mercado, announced with regret three armed robberies of jewelry outlets in the central district of Acapulco last Friday, all of them on Cinco de Mayo Street. In response, the jewelry stores are changing their store hours. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 25 August) The regional manager of CFE, Mexico’s state-owned electrical monopoly, announced that the efforts of CFE to collect overdue bills and to identify thieves of electricity had resulted in slight progress. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 25 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 25 August) Over last weekend rumors spread widely of a 10:00 pm curfew in Acapulco, not an official one, but rather a “recommendation” from the organized crime gangs that anyone who does not want to get hurt, kidnapped or killed should be off the streets by 10 at... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 August, 2011
(Acapulco, AN August 22) The tourist zone of Acapulco has been the scene of several violent acts during the height of the summer tourist season. In some cases the violence has directly affected the tourists, and in others they were simply witnesses to exchanges of gunfire, assassinations, or the burning... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 24 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 19 August) Acapulco’s private tourism sector has been highly critical of State Tourism Promotion Secretary Graciela Báez Ricardez, particularly for her somewhat Pollyanna statements about how the image of violence has not hurt Acapulco’s tourism, and for the apparent lack of concrete measures to counteract the negative press... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 August, 2011
(Chilpancingo, ElSur 20 August) State Attorney General Alberto López Rosas made public that the manipulation and suppression of evidence that took place in the investigation of the murder of Armando Chavarría Barrera was ordered by “higher-ups” in the administration of then-governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 20 August) Novedades Acapulco published yesterday an exposé of CAPAMA, Acapulco’s embattled water authority, pointing to its utter inability to perform its mission. More than half of its installed capacity of water treatment plants and tanker trucks are out of service, and the aged pipe distribution system springs... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 24 August, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 19 August) The concert that pop singer Alejandra Guzmán would have given in Acapulco this Saturday was postponed at the last minute. The entertainer informed her fans via Twitter: “My concert with @moderatto on August 20 in Acapulco is postponed for security reasons. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 18 August, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 18 August) Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero announced yesterday the request for proposals from construction companies for the “Macro-Tunnel” an alternative to the Avenida Escénica (the “Scenic Highway”). ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 17 August, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 17 August) Ten assassinations and murders took place in Acapulco yesterday, the majority in the poor communities torn apart by drug violence. Two, however, took place in a highly-trafficked area of the tourist zone – the dividing platform between Caleta and Caletilla beaches. ... more»
Real Acapulco News - 16 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 16 August) Last Saturday a bunch of leaders of the PRI, including former governors, had lunch in Mexico City and began to decide who would be candidates to dispute the 2012 elections. Acapulco mayor Añorve and his protégées were not present, and they objected strongly. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 16 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 16 August) Summer vacation is almost over. The undersecretary for Civil Protection has given the data on the life guards along Guerrero’s beaches: 264 beach rescues (232 in Acapulco alone) and 3 rescues of lost children. During the period, which began at the end of June when schools... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 16 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 15 August) Thousands of liters of residual water are discharged daily into the Black Lagoon of Puerto Marqués and the Tres Palos Lagoon, as well as Olvidada Beach, all as a result of the deficient operation of the 14 water treatment plants operated by CAPAMA, Acapulco’s municipal water... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 16 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 15 August) Interviewed by Novedades Acapulco, restaurant owners, hotel operators and nightclub execs all stated that this summer vacation period (all of July and half of August) has been a disappointment. They called it “bad to terrible.” ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 12 August, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 12 August) In three separate press reports on the same day, statistics were released to show the poor state of health and education in the State of Guerrero. Of the 32 states in the republic, Guerrero is number 22 in high school dropout rates, at 44%. This is... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 12 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 12 August) The president of Guerrero’s chapter of the National Confederation of Tourist Services and Transport Cooperatives in Mexico (Confetur), Salvador Soto Sánchez, gave this summer tourist season in Acapulco a failing grade. He said it was for lack of promotion, adding that he had not seen any... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 12 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 12 August) The water distributed by CAPAMA in Acapulco and surrounding suburbs is unfit to drink, according to a biochemist and a physician who were consulted by Novedades Acapulco, a local newspaper. “The level of chlorine in the water is the minimum permitted by law, and it is... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 11 August, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 11 August) Over the past weekend, a family was mugged on the “Autopista del Sol,” the toll road between Cuernavaca (near Mexico City) and Acapulco. Elements of the Army surprised the attackers, killing two of them. In the exchange of gunfire, both the father and mother were wounded,... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 11 August, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 11 August) Acapulco travel agents reacted incredulously to the affirmation by state tourism secretary Graciela Báez that violence has not badly affected tourism in Acapulco. Carmen Pineda of PGC Group Acapulco, speaking on behalf of local travel agents, said that not only do press reports discourage tourists from... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 10 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 10 August) Acapulco Mayor Manuel Añorve Baños responded to a report in yesterday’s newspapers that film productions in Acapulco had fallen off because of fears of violence. Today he said that was untrue. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 09 August, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 9 August) Punta Diamante and the Traditional Zone of Acapulco are the beach areas with the greatest number of unlicensed, ambulatory beach vendors according to Joel Tacuba García, the local representative of the federal attorney general’s office for enforcement of the environmental laws. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 09 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 9 August) After a conciliatory meeting between Graciela Báez (Tourism secretary of Guerrero) and Érika Lührs (Tourism promotion secretary of Acapulco), the two women met with Acapulco’s mayor, Miguel Añorve Baños. From this meeting emerged the news that the two tourism agencies will be working together to make... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 09 August, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 9 August) Guerrero governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero has announced that, because Guerrero is first in the nation in child obesity, he will order the removal of junk food from all of the more than 10,000 elementary schools in the state. He added that this is a health problema... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 09 August, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 9 August) The National System of Public Safety, an agency of the federal government gives federal money to qualifying municipalities to assist with law enforcement and public security. Yesterday it was announced that 172 municipalities throughout the country would be cut off from the subsidies for failure to... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 08 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 5 August) Érika Lührs, Acapulco’s secretary of tourism, and Graciela Báez, Guerrero’s tourism promotion secretary, have reconciled differences that had arisen between them concerning promotion of tourism in Acapulco and Guerrero. The main sticking point was over how to work with the federal tourism Secretary, Gloria Guevara, who... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 05 August, 2011
(Acapulco NA 5 August) Reporters from Novedades Acapulco interviewed owners and managers of bars and restaurants along the Condesa stretch of the Costera Alemán, seeking to detect the influence of insecurity on tourism in Acapulco. The conclusion: As locals and tourists alike are staying in at night, and even during... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 05 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 5 August) In the last five days, 31 have been killed by presumed organized crime groups in Acapulco. According to Mayor Manuel Añorve Baños, this is a reaction to the arrest last week of “El Koreano” a kingpin in Acapulco’s local narcotics cartel. Usually, after a key arrest,... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 04 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 4 August) The newspaper Novedades Acapulco ran a survey asking locals for their opinion of the service of CAPAMA. The verdict was nearly unanimous: there is no service. Hundreds of thousands of Acapulqueños inside the city and also in the poorer suburbs surrounding the town are without running... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 04 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 4 August) In a luncheon address to Grupo Aca, a prominent service club, Eduardo López Betancourt Esq. urged the creation of a national police force, as the Mexican constitution, in his opinion, prohibits the use of the Army and Navy in the performance of police functions. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 04 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 4 August) Within one hour last night, at least six shootouts took place in Acapulco, two of them in bars in the tourist zone. Three persons were killed and eight wounded. The trouble started around 10:40 pm in the working class suburbs outside of the city proper. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 03 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 3 August) The state secretary of tourism promotion, Graciela Báez, has announced an exhibition of “bossaball” on the beach of the Princess in the Diamond Zone. The show will begin tomorrow, August 4, and go through Sunday, August 7. “Bossaball” is a mixture of soccer, beach volleyball, capoeira... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 August, 2011
(Chilpancingo, ElSur 2 August) Graciela Báez, the state’s tourism promotion secretary, announces that Delta Airlines and the State of Guerrero have entered into an agreement to re-establish a route between Atlanta and Acapulco, starting in the winter high season. Delta will operate two weekly frequencies, starting in November and continuing... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 02 August, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 2 August) Moisés Montero Álvarez, otherwise known as “El Koreano,” is said to be one of the leaders of the “Cartel Independiente de Acapulco” or “CIDA.” Yesterday morning he was captured by elements of the Federal Police and the Mexican Army in a beach area of Acapulco, near... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 02 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 2 August) The national cruise ship line, Ocean Star Pacific, has encountered one problem after another. Recently, the Ocean Star, due to depart Acapulco on Sunday, failed to arrive in the port, leaving hundreds of disappointed, paid, would-be passengers completely stranded. About 100 of them organized and... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 August, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 2 August) In a published exposé of alleged incompetence and cronyism in the state’s tourism promotion spending, the newspaper Novedades Acapulco today pointed to a contract between the Tourism Promotion Department (SEFOTUR) and Zimat Consultores. ... more»

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