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Disappearance Did Not Involve Any Tourists

Real Acapulco News - 13 October, 2010

In testimony before the Tourism Committee of Mexico’s House of Representatives, Federal Tourism Secretary Gloria Guevara reassured the legislators that 20 people from Michoacán state, who had disappeared in Acapulco on October 1, were definitely not tourists. Without stating expressly that this was another episode in drug war turf battles, she pointed out that none of the 20 fit the tourist profile: They were all men, and they had no hotel reservations, no family members and no luggage. An armed group captured the 20 men in the traffic circle in Costa Azul and took them to an unknown location. “Nothing indicates that this had anything to do with tourism or the normal activities of the port city,” she said.

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