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By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 30 October, 2010
(Acapulco, 30 October) Sunday, October 31, at 2:00 am, the time will switch back to 1:00 am, re-establishing standard time in all of Mexico. The “ten percent who never get the word” will show up an hour early for church on Sunday. Though November 1 (All Saints Day) is not... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 30 October, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 30 October) The director of cemeteries and funeral homes in the municipal government, Carlos Reyes García, said the he expected over 250,000 visitors to the cemetery in Las Cruces alone, and many more, of course, in the three other cemeteries operated by the city. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 30 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 30 October) In the mountains above Acapulco, the celebration of the Day of the Dead has already begun. Three native groups – the Na Savi, the Me’phaa and the Nahuas – have attended their respective “Meeting with Souls of Those Who Have Died.” ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 30 October, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 30 October) One week into the public utility’s inspection campaign of electric meters in the tourist areas of Acapulco, about half of the target units have been reviewed. Of the 1,354 meters examined, 48 displayed “anomalies.” In most cases the meters had been modified to register little or... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 30 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 30 October) The spokesman for CECOP (Council of Public Lands and Communities in Opposition to La Parota), a citizens’ group opposed to the La Parota hydroelectric project to be built near Acapulco, responded to yesterday’s press reports that the three candidates for governor approved of the dam. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 30 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 30 October) In yesterday’s preliminary hearing on the arrest of CETEG leader Félix Moreno Peralta, accused of his involvement in the blockade of the Costera Miguel Alemán in Acapulco on October 21, 2008, the prosecuting attorneys dropped all charges. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 29 October, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 29 October) The Acapulco Hoteliers Association reports that this long “All Souls Day” weekend is not attracting the expected number of tourists. They do not point to press reports of violence as the reason, but rather to a change in the calendar. The long national holiday vacation, which... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 29 October, 2010
(Atoyac, JG 29 October) The excavations of former military bases near Atoyac, thought to be the final resting place of many of those who disappeared during the “dirty war” in the last decades against indigenous populations, have turned up few new clues. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 29 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 28 October) In last night’s public City Council meeting, members of the group called upon the mayor to step up security in the tourist zone of Acapulco during the long November 2 weekend, as many tourists will be arriving in town. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 29 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 29 October) Félix Moreno, a leading figure in CETEG, the militant teachers’ union, bonded out of jail in Acapulco, where he had been detained since last Sunday. In a press conference, he said, “I will not recant my ideology, nor will I ever abandon our fight. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 29 October, 2010
(Chilpancingo, JG 29 October) The three candidates for governor each expressed support for the massive dam called La Parota, which the CFE (federal electrical commission) plans to construct about 40 kilometers from Acapulco. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 28 October, 2010
(Mexico City, JG 28 October) Workers for the recently-grounded Mexicana de Aviación yesterday prevented 14 aircraft from leaving the airport in Mexico City. The leased airplanes had been in the airline's fleet, but since Mexicana was many millions of dollars in arrears on their lease payments, the owners had arrived... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 28 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 18 October) Yesterday morning residents of Colosio, a suburb on the “Diamond Zone” side of Acapulco, were awakened by the sound of automatic weapons. At 6:30 in the morning, gunmen lined up three men and one woman against the base of the Donaldo Colosio monument in the community's... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 28 October, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 28 October) The undersecretary of Regulation, Control and Sanitation, Saúl López Silva, advised publicly that at least one-fifth of all pharmacies in Guerrero sell prescription medications to the public without requiring the doctor’s authorization. “Warnings have been issued,” he said. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 28 October, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 28 October) The head of the Acapulco office of the National Migration Institute (INM), Gloria Ocampo Aranda, announced that fewer Guerrero residents who work in the United States will come home this Christmas as compared with years past. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 27 October, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 27 October) The Mexican Association of Travel Agencies (AMAV) met in Acapulco last weekend, to consider the many challenges now facing the industry. The group unanimously approved a communiqué to the Secretary of Communication and Transport of Mexico (SCT), calling upon the government to bring about the return... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 27 October, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 27 October) The fourth annual “Revolcadero Histórico,” a surfing competition for children and youths of both genders from 5 to 18 years of age, ended on Sunday with awards for some of Mexico’s most promising young athletes in this glamorous sport. Competitors came from many different coastal states... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 27 October, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 27 October) On Monday, representatives of Semarnat and Profepa (federal environmental protection agencies) began an inspection of businesses along the Playa Condesa in Acapulco, with the intention of bringing them into compliance with federal regulations. The report should be ready within two weeks. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 27 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 27 October) In a gesture towards a return to “normalcy,” the militant teachers’ union CETEG vacated three of the four government offices it had commandeered and occupied last week in its virulent struggle against the Guerrero Department of Education. Offices in Tlapa, Chilapa and Costa Chica were returned... more»
Real Acapulco News - 27 October, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 27 October) “They were not tourists, but members of ‘La Familia Michoacana’ (‘the Michoacán Family’),” reported federal and state police sources yesterday, referring to the twenty men from Michoacán captured in Acapulco on September 30 by a rival drug group. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 26 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 26 October) Héctor Briseño of the Jornal de Guerrero reports that Gregorio Gómez García, director of the Academic Accounting and Administration Unit of the Autonomous University of Guerrero (UAG), reported to his boss, University President Ascencio Villegas Arrizón, that 15 full-time faculty members were also receiving compensation and... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 26 October, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 26 October) The US State Department has issued a new travel alert for US citizens traveling to Mexico. For reasons of the violence caused by organized crime turf battles and the narco-war being waged by the Mexican military and police, seventeen cities in Mexico were placed in the... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 October, 2010
(Acapulco, AN October 25) Hotel occupancy in Acapulco reached 65% over the weekend according to statistics compiled by the hotel association. The main reason was the arrival of several large groups for meetings and conventions. The Annual Meeting of the Association of Olympic Committees took place in the Acapulco... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 October, 2010
(Acapulco, AN October 25) In spite of a lack of support from public moneys for the various sea tortoise nurseries along the Costa Chica, one of them, called “Bettina,” has been recognized by the experts as very successful in its mission of nurturing tortoise hatchlings until they are old enough... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 October, 2010
(Acapulco, AN October 25) The ministerial police of the state of Guerrero (who investigate for the state prosecutors) apprehended two former leaders of the teachers’ union known as CETEG for “attacking the general means of communication.” Many took this to mean acts of vandalism and destruction during last week’s demonstrations... more»
Real Acapulco News - 23 October, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 23 October) Twitter users in Acapulco (called “twitteros”) have organized a campaign called “Friday for Acapulco,” an initiative to spread positive messages about the port across the Twitter social network. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 23 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 23 October) Gerardo Gutiérrez Mendoza, a professor and researcher from The University of Colorado in Boulder, has announced finding archeological remains in the ancient province of Tlapa, together with cave paintings and petroglyphs that date back to 3,000 BC. ... more»
Real Acapulco News - 22 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 22 October) Thursday morning the former leader of an influential commercial organization in Acapulco and a leading member of the PRI political party in Acapulco, was found murdered on the side of the highway south of Acapulco, near the pueblo El Bejuco. The body of Antonio Valdés Andrade... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 22 October, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 22 October) Spokesmen for the Spanish company Pullmantur, which operates a weekly cruise ship from Acapulco to Mazatlán, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo and return, have announced plans to add an additional season. ... more»
Real Acapulco News - 22 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 22 October) The controversial hydroelectric dam to be built near Acapulco, called “La Parota,” appears to be on the road to reality after years of disputes with local inhabitants in the area that will be flooded. The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) announced that it will open bids on... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 21 October, 2010
(Acapulco, SA 21 October) In a report published by El Sol de Acapulco, three short videos were uploaded on Tuesday night on YouTube, in which it was alleged that the disappearance in Acapulco on September 30 of the twenty men from Michoacán was carried out by corrupt police officials. The... more»
Real Acapulco News - 21 October, 2010
(Acapulco, SA 21 October) The Comisión Federal de Energía (the state electric utility) began last Monday a sweep of businesses in the tourist zone of Acapulco, accompanied by police and legal counsel, looking for “pirate” connections and irregularities in the meters. According to CFE’s spokesman, Raúl Gómez Cárdenas, the objective... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 21 October, 2010
(Acapulco, IG 21 October) This week, teams of inspectors from Acapulco’s Public Roads Department (“Vía Pública” in Spanish) continued their attempts to require the informal street vendors in several different parts of the city to comply with the law. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 21 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 21 October) Acapulco is the host city for a convention of the Olympic committees of the nations of the world. This, the Seventeenth General Meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committees, commenced its deliberations at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess Hotel in the Diamond Zone. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 20 October, 2010
(Acapulco, UG 20 October) “It’s an everyday occurrence,” says German Urbán Lamadrid, a professor in the BioChemistry department at the Autonomous University of Guerrero and an expert in hydrology and public systems for water supply. He was referring to the floods and mudslides in the poorer areas of Chilpancingo and... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 October, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 20 October) So far in the month of October, six more businesses on the Costera have closed, most of them restaurants in the Condesa area, citing a drop in tourism. The announcement was made by the “Suma a 10” Association (meaning “adds up to ten”), a local tourist... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 19 October, 2010
The City of Acapulco has constructed a raised viaduct along the center of Cuauhtémoc, to double the capacity of the thoroughfare and improve traffic flow to and from the Costera Alemán and downtown. For several months Acapulco locals have faced horrid traffic snarls and local utilities blackouts in the stretch... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 19 October, 2010
On October 19, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo published his decree abolishing the institution of slavery and manumitting every slave on Mexican soil. Violators would be subject to the confiscation of all their goods and even to loss of life. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 19 October, 2010
(Chilpancingo, 19 October, JG) The so-called “State Coordinating Group of Education Workers in Guerrero” or “CETEG” blocked the highway linking Mexico City and Acapulco again on Monday, this time for four hours in Chilpancingo. They then marched throughout the state capital. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 October, 2010
(Chilpancingo, 18 October, JG) The two candidates for governor have now officially made their applications to the Guerrero Elections Institute, which regulates state elections. Election day is January 30, 2011. The two opposing coalitions support traditional PRI candidates. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 October, 2010
(Atoyac, 18 October, JG) The office of the Federal Attorney General will begin new excavations in Atoyac, near Acapulco, starting on Thursday, according to Rodolfo Valadez Luviano, correspondent for the Jornal de Guerrero. The non-profit “Association of Family Members of the Detained, the Disappeared and the Victims of Violence in... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 October, 2010
(Acapulco, 18 October) The traffic light on the busy stretch of Cuauhtémoc in front of Sears has been out of service for over three weeks, and no traffic police have been stationed there to control traffic. This is an important intersection for traffic entering and leaving the “Progreso” neighborhood. ... more»
Real Acapulco News - 18 October, 2010
(Acapulco, 18 October) Last weekend, over half the guest rooms in Acapulco were occupied, according to Acapulco’s Secretary of Tourism. The occupancy rates are announced frequently, derived from reports by registered members of the tourist hospitality sector. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 October, 2010
According to the non-profit “Guerrero against Hunger,” 42 percent of the inhabitants of the State of Guerrero do not have enough food to sustain them. This entity operates food banks in the poorest areas of the state. “The overwhelming majority lives in the mountain areas and in the poor outlying... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 16 October, 2010
(Acapulco, IG) Students of three elementary schools released 1,350 baby sea turtles from nurseries into the sea on Friday, as part of a Program for the Prevention of Environmental Crime, sponsored by the Guerrero Department of Public Safety and Civil Protection. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 16 October, 2010
(San Luis Acatlán, JG) The Jornal de Guerrero reports that those in attendance at the National Meeting for Justice and Security of the Indigenous Villages, which took place on the "Costa Chica" south of Acapulco, approved a communiqué demanding the demilitarization of their communities and the release of all political... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 16 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG) The State of Guerrero will receive $71 million pesos from the National Natural Disasters Fund (Fonden) and from the Solidarity Fund (Fonsol), which finance reconstruction following natural disasters. Seven counties will receive the aid, as they were devastated by tropical storms and heavy rains in August and September. ... more»
Real Acapulco News - 16 October, 2010
(Acapulco, JG) In a signed story, Jornada de Acapulco reporter Ossiel Pacheco revealed that Acapulco’s mayor, José Luis Ávila Sánchez, authorized a law suit by the municipality against Cocomex, the construction company that broke the main water line connecting Acapulco’s water supply to the Papagayo II water treatment facility, leaving... more»
Real Acapulco News - 15 October, 2010
To be a voter in Mexico, you have to have your voter credential (IFE), a card about the size of a driver’s license, which is an almost universal form of identification. Today is the last day to sign up for a voter’s credential if a citizen wants to vote in... more»
Real Acapulco News - 15 October, 2010
The Hotels Association of Acapulco has “had it” with government excuses and explanations. It wants results. ... more»

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