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By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 21 July, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 21 July) On average, bus lines have lost $3.5 million pesos in the last two months, as the tourism recession continues, caused by Acapulco's violent image problem and the unrelenting rains. Estrella Blanca, which has 33 daily departures in its normal schedule, usually doubles the number of buses... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 19 July, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 19 July) Yesterday elements of the municipal police, the traffic police and the tourist police blocked the Avenida Cuauhtémoc for over eight hours, in front of the city’s offices in Parque Papagayo. They were upset by a sudden change in work schedules, that makes them take 24 hour... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 July, 2011
(Acapulco, 16 July) Just after midnight on Saturday, two persons were murdered while sitting in “El Zorrito,” a popular restaurant on Acapulco’s Costera Miguel Alemán. The gunmen entered the restaurant with 9mm pistols and AR-15 assault rifles. They shot José Juan Flores Fragoso and Saúl Laureano Nava, both state government... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 18 July, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 18 July) Yesterday Acapulco registered 65.2% hotel occupancy, according to the municipality’s Office of Tourism. This, in spite of the persistent rain that has been falling for several days. Federal police reported yesterday that 10 vehicles were entering Acapulco from the toll road, as compared to 7 that... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 18 July, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 18 July) The literacy campaign announced by Governor Aguirre, to teach reading and writing to 50,000 illiterate adults in Guerrero by year’s end has received a luke warm reaction by the state teachers’ union (CETEG). It is estimated that over 374,000 persons over age 15 in the state... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 July, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 18 July) The customized auto show known as “Show Tuning Acapulco” was held, as usual, in Parque Papagayo over the weekend, with over 100 vehicles on display. The main feature being exhibited was audio systems. But 20 of the show’s exhibitors were missing. They failed to arrive in... more»
Real Acapulco News - 16 July, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 16 July) Yesterday a lone individual wandered onto the beach at El Morro (near the Diana traffic circle) and fired several rounds from a pistol, wounding one tourist from Mexico City. Then he fled. The man was apparently deranged, having just attempted to rob a store on the... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 16 July, 2011
(Taxco, ElSur 15 July) Eduardo Álvarez, the director of the Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra, was in Taxco this week for the International Guitar Festival, where he qualified in the soloist competition. Afterwards, he told the press about his plan to establish the Guerrero Music Conservatory by the end of the year... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 16 July, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 15 July) Of the federal highway department’s commitments in Acapulco, two are causing the greatest public outcries because of the long delays in completion and the disruption and traffic backups caused by the construction. One is on the east side of town, where the road from Puerto Marqués... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 16 July, 2011
(Acapulco ElSur, 15 July) Acapulco Mayor Manuel Añorve Baños called the results of the census survey on crime in Acapulco “wildly exaggerated.” The Guerrero coordinator for the census bureau had released survey results showing that two thirds of Acapulco’s residents feel unsafe and that half of them have stopped going... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 16 July, 2011
(Mexico City, July 15) Private security experts from Israel presented a series of presentations and proposals yesterday to the Guerrero state government concerning innovative security technologies. Israel’s commercial attaché in Mexico, Liat Shaham, made the point that “there is no difference between acts of terrorism and the crimes committed by... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 15 July, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 14 July) The head of the Guerrero office of the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (INEGI), Mexico’s Bureau of the Census, released the results of a study yesterday concerning local responses to the wave of violence that has slammed Acapulco for nearly a year. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 15 July, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 14 July) During the current cruise ship season, at least 50 transatlantic vessels will not make a call in Acapulco because of the security problem and other factors. Some have changed their itinerary for marketing reasons, which may ultimately relate back to the security factor. Others have stated... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 15 July, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 13 July) Guerrero’s tourism promotion secretary, Graciela Báez, commented that just as Miami in the decade of the 1980’s overcame the problem of violence, so also will Acapulco. She made her remark during a presentation by Anaya Amor architects, the company contracted to make a development plan for... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 15 July, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 13 July) Acapulco’s director of Public Roads, José Luis Flores Vinalay, told the press that enforcing the prohibition against the beach vendors is not a job that falls to the municipality of Acapulco. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 12 July, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 12 July) Acapulco’s Secretary of Tourism, Érika Lührs Cortés, confirmed that city inspectors from local law enforcement would be removing the ambulatory vendors that plague the beaches of the bay. She acknowledged that this is the number one complaint lodged by tourists concerning their stay in Acapulco. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 11 July, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 11 July) Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero gave an account for his first 100 days in office in a press briefing, adding that he will ask the state legislature to earmark $50 million pesos ($4.2 million US dollars) for the 2012 edition of the Tianguis Turístico in Acapulco, continuing... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 11 July, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 11 July) In a statement made during the weekend, Acapulco Mayor Manuel Añorve Baños recognized that the violence and lack of a sense of security have negatively impacted the development of tourism in Acapulco. Shortly, he said, he will reveal a security initiative, at all three levels of... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 08 July, 2011
(Acapulco, El Sur 8 July) Thursday’s heavy rains added more inches of water in the street and sidewalks of Acapulco, worsening conditions of flooding. The overwhelmed storm drainage system is simply incapable of carrying away the large volumes of water that fell yesterday, together with the residue of the last... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 08 July, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 8 July) Just in time for the summer school holidays, PROFECO, the federal consumer protection agency has announced a special operation to ensure that persons providing tourism services do not overcharge or otherwise abuse the visitors. The increased vigilance will include the deployment of ten mobile units with... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 07 July, 2011
(Mexico City, JG 7 July) Yesterday the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Acapulco against the Federal Government for removing the Tianguis Turístico, holding that Acapulco’s claim is not justiciable. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 07 July, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 7 July) The Comptroller (Auditor) of the State of Guerrero, Julio César Hernández Martínez, informs that his office has determined that $10,465,000,000 pesos disappeared from public funds in four state entities during the mandates of former governors Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo and René Juárez Cisneros. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 06 July, 2011
(Acapulco, El Sur 6 July) Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero announced that this weekend Acapulco will receive visits from thirty ambassadors from various countries, posted to Mexico. According to his statement, this should help demonstrate that the destination is secure, and how reports to the contrary are exaggerated. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 06 July, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 6 July) The state director of public safety, Ramón Almonte Borja, said yesterday that in the last three months the level of insecurity in Acapulco has been reduced. As an indicator, the number of auto thefts has been cut by more than half, from 25 per day to... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 July, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 2 July) Data obtained from the Civil Aviation Authorities show that the air route between Mexico City and Acapulco has shown the third worst performance in the nation’s network from 2009 to 2010, with a 14 percent decline in passenger traffic. Only the routes from Monterrey to Cuidad... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 July, 2011
(Acapulco, NA July 2) Tropical storm Arlene (in the Pacific) and Tropical Depression Number 5 (in the western Caribbean) have dumped heavy and sustained rain on Acapulco since June 28 through today. The result has been mudslides, flooding and snarled traffic, much like that experienced when Hurricane Beatrice slammed the... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 02 July, 2011
(Acapulco, El Sur 1 July) Domestic airline Aeromar begins operations today of a new flight from Puebla to Acapulco and return. Since April, this frequency has been operating on a charter basis with a 49-seat aircraft, and as of July 1, it is a regularly scheduled flight, permitting reservations and... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 02 July, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 1 July) Rogelio Hernández Cruz, 44 was recently named by Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero to the post of Director of Promotion and Management of Acapulco’s Beaches. In a press interview, he used a metaphor to boxing when he said, “I found the beaches ‘down and on the mat’... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 July, 2011
(Acapulco, El Sur 30 June) Acapulco’s Secretary of Tourism, Erika Lürs Cortés, has affirmed that Acapuco’s annual trade fair in Mexico City, called the “Acapulcazo,” was a great success, surpassing expectations based on last year’s experience. More than 10,000 visitors and 1,000 travel professionals attended the three-day event over the... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 02 July, 2011
(Acapulco, El Sur 30 June) Almost one year ago, 2R Construction, the company hired to install the storm drainage system along the Costera Alemán in Las Playas, walked off the job with 186 meters unexcavated. The money had run out (or run away), and the last leg was said to... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 July, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 29 June) Over 80 neighborhoods in Acapulco have no running water. The local water authority, CAPAMA, spends over $1 million pesos per month for distribution by water trucks, which arrive once or twice a week to let residents fill up buckets and tubs for drinking, bathing and flushing... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 27 June, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 27 June). Guerrero’s agency for promotion of the state’s beaches announced upgrades in the furnishings for the beaches from Tamarindos in the Traditional Zone to Icacos in the Golden Zone. Over 200 palapas, palm thatched structures to provide shade, will be built and placed along the whole distance. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 27 June, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 27 June) Environmentalists have raised the cry that on Roqueta Island, the nature preserve at the mouth of Acapulco’s bay, an overpopulation of badgers and an infestation of termites is quickly killing the ecosystem. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 25 June, 2011
(Mexico City, El Sur 25 June) At the opening of the “Acapulcazo 2011” trade show in Mexico City yesterday, Guerrero’s Secretary of Tourism, Graciela Báez, said that she was sure her department could recover the flights and cruise ship arrivals that Acapulco has lost over the last few years. Her... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 June, 2011
(Acapulco, El Sur 25 June) The local water authority, CAPAMA informs that on Friday at noon it completed its repair work on the 30-inch pumping substation under the Costera Alemán. The Tuesday morning cave-in was approximately 60 feet long, 15 feet wide and 10 feet deep. A fuel truck with... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 25 June, 2011
(Mexico City, NA 25 June) Acapulco’s annual trade fair for tourism professionals and the public in Mexico City is called the “Acapulcazo” (Big Acapulco), and the 2011 event is living up to its heritage. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 23 June, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 23 June) Yesterday morning, around 2:00 am, approximately 100 feet of one lane of the Costera Alemán caved in as an indirect result of the heavy rains. A 40-year-old pumping substation for sewer water and storm drainage burst beneath the surface, presumably from the excess load of the... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 23 June, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 23 June) According to the local director of the Federal Energy Commission (CFE), the state-owned and operated electric utility, over 60,000 users in Acapulco are delinquent in the payment of their electricity bills. Many are businesses serving tourism along the Costera Alemán. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 23 June, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 23 June) A city bus, running the Hospital-Vacacional route, ran over and killed an elderly woman yesterday in front of the Vicente Guerrero Social Security Hospital on Ruiz Cortines. The woman was headed to a medical appointment at the hospital. She got off the bus, but the driver... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 23 June, 2011
(Acapulco, 22 June) Tropical Storm “Beatrice” reached hurricane status off the coast of Guerrero, near Acapulco, on Sunday and Monday. The high winds downed power lines in many parts of town, causing blackouts lasting for several hours. Even so, the winds were less of a threat than the rains, which... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 20 June, 2011
(Acapulco, 20 June) Acapulco’s calm and sunny beaches were transformed over the weekend, as tropical storm “Beatriz” passed along the coast. The rains, which started on Saturday afternoon, fell almost constantly for over two days, letting up only in the mid-afternoon on Monday. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 20 June, 2011
(Mexico City, AN 20 June) The secretary of tourism for the Federal District in Mexico’s capital, Alejandro Rojas Díaz Durán, has released a document with 23 “considerations,” in which he proposes setting the Tianguis Turístico for Acapulco on the traditionally established dates. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 June, 2011
(Mexico City, AN 20 June) The Chamber of Deputies of Mexico’s legislature has officially recognized something that everyone in Acapulco has known for a long time: the reports of organized crime violence have pummeled the tourism industry in Mexico, even though most tourist areas remain relatively untouched by criminal activities. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 17 June, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 17 June) On Wednesday Admiral Sergio Javier Lara Montellano, commander of the VIII Naval Region based in Acapulco, revealed that city police cameras had been spying on the military base and that information had leaked to organized crime groups. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 16 June, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 16 June) In a luncheon address to Grupo ACA, a prominent local civic group, Admiral Sergio Javier Lara Montellano, commander of the VIII Naval Region based in Acapulco, said that city police cameras connected to a nearby Emergency Response Center had been surreptitiously installed in the military zone... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 16 June, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 15 June) The State Director of Public Safety, Ramón Almonte Borja, rejected that the level of insecurity in Acapulco makes it a danger zone. “There,” he assured the public, “the issue is the confrontation between gangs, and this does not affect the general society. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 15 June, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 15 June) An unusual meeting of City Council was called in the Dolores Olmedo Gallery in Acapulco’s Convention Center last night. Council members disapproved the work of the local public safety department, saying that extortions of common citizens by the traffic police continue at a high level, even... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 15 June, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 13 June) After a two month layoff for repairs made necessary by a fire in the machine room onboard the ship, the cruise ship Ocean Star once more returned to service from its base in Acapulco. It departed yesterday nearly fully booked, headed for Zihuatanejo and Manzanillo. The... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 15 June, 2011
(Mexico City, NA 13 June) While the Supreme Court considers Acapulco’s petition to stop the departure of the annual tourist fair from Acapulco, Gloria Guevara, the Federal Secretary of Tourism, announced that she will be working on alternative activities to compensate Acapulco for its loss. An announcement should be forthcoming... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 14 June, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 14 June) Sunday night the Costera Alemán was clogged between Parque Papagayo and the Marine Terminal, as more than 70 large, double auto carriers lined up to offload nearly 1,000 new cars, coming from the Nissan plant in Morelia. According to the Port Authority, the vehicles were destined... more»

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