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Aguirre Rally Conflicted with Cruise Ship Arrival

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 11 November, 2010

(Acapulco, AN 11 November) In an apparent failure of coordination and planning, the cruise ship Carnival Spirit arrived in port on Sunday, around the same hour as the inaugural campaign rally of Ángel Aguirre in Acapulco’s Zócalo. As a consequence of the large multitude, vehicles could not leave the maritime terminal, causing the cancellation of at least 15 contracts for tours and tourist services. Hundreds of other passengers, otherwise willing to go shopping on foot downtown, stayed aboard the vessel, afraid of the rowdy during this time of high anxiety over violence in Acapulco. One tour guide, interviewed at the Acapulco Tourism Fair yesterday, complained that the rally had a severe economic impact because “it blocked the Costera for three hours and caused the loss of 15 contracts, which involve 600 tourists.”

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