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By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 08 June, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 8 June) Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero stated yesterday that it would be irresponsible to agree to all the demands of the teachers’ union, which created a blockade of the main highway and the city streets in the state capital on Monday. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 08 June, 2011
(México, NA 8 June) The National Tourism Confederation (CNT) has called upon the federal tourism secretary to take backwards steps and return the Tianguis Turístico to Acapulco. The statement by its president, Miguel Torruco, said that the controversy generated so far will just hurt the efforts of everyone to have... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 08 June, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 8 June) In the first five months of 2011 Acapulco registered 1,441 auto thefts, 131 more than in the same period for 2010. As a result, premiums for auto insurance have increased twenty percent, from $7,000 pesos for coverage of a standard vehicle to $8,400 pesos. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 07 June, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 7 June) The president of Acapulco’s association of hotels and motels, Javier Saldívar, warns that according to his association’s information, as many as 62 hotels in Acapulco are at risk of closure or repossession. As many as 12 may be converted to condominiums by their creditors. The reasons... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 07 June, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 7 June) The state teachers union, which has struggled militantly for six years against the state government of Zeferino Torreblanca and his secretary of education, has now entered the area to fight against Angel Aguirre and his education secretary, Sivia Romero. The issues are the same as ever. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 06 June, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 4 June) On May 31, the municipal government of Acapulco presented a constitutional claim against the federal government of Mexico in the nation’s Supreme Court of Justice. By constitutional provision, the Supreme Court is the forum of first (and last) resort in such matters. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 06 June, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 6 June) The hotel Villa Vera, once a famous hideaway for Hollywood stars, and the Golden Zone’s first luxury vacation spot, will close its doors as of June 11, 2011. Truly it is the end of an age. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 May, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur/Yahoo 24 May) Yesterday a body was found in a car on the Costera Alemán in the tourist zone, near the Club Deportivo. A “narco-message” was left with the corpse, threatening reprisals against one “Victor Aguirre,” alleged to be a cousin of the governor. The governor took pains to... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 May, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 23 May) For three weeks scuba divers have been examining sites near the shore of Isla Roqueta in the mouth of Acapulco’s bay. They have found overwhelming evidence that poachers have been slaughtering sea tortoises there. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 24 May, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 23 May) Acapulco’s 90% hotel occupancy over the last weekend was a surprise, given that the low season has now settled in for the next several weeks. Érika Lührs, Acapulco’s Secretary of Tourism, said that some 50,000 tourists arrived at the port, with about half of them registering... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 20 May, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 20 May) Yesterday, a private lab started performing drug tests on all state employees, beginning with Ángel Aguirre Rivero, the governor himself, and continuing to the 106 secretaries, undersecretaries and department heads. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 20 May, 2011
(Las Vegas, Nevada AN 20 May). In a speech in Las Vegas on the last day of the Global Summit of Travel and Tourism, Mexican President Felipe Calderón assured the meeting participants that tourists are not the victims of the violence that has been shaking Mexico. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 20 May, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 20 May) A fast and rising tide caused three waves of over 22 feet in the Boca Chica beach, north and west of Acapulco, near Tecpan, on the Costa Grande. The waves damages restaurants and other businesses located there, sweeping merchandise and supplies out to sea. The waves... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 May, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 20 May) Acapulco mayor Manuel Añorve Baños and Mexico’s assistant attorney general for human rights, Juan de Dios Castro Lozano, jointly announced Crime Prevention Days and a two-day course on human rights for all local policemen. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 20 May, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 20 May) One of the local papers led its current edition with the headline “Violence causes ten deaths.” However, on inspection, four occurred in outlying pueblos in the mountains outside of Acapulco, and six within the band of poor neighborhoods and industrial suburbs surrounding Acapulco city proper. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 19 May, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 19 May) The plot thickens in the scandal of the missing investigation file on the political murder of Armando Chavarría (pictured) in 2009. He was the president of the State Legislature and a front runner as a candidate for Governor in the 2011 elections. Last year the matter... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 19 May, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 19 May) The traditional Hotel Las Hamacas, on the Costera in Acapulco’s Traditional Zone was the scene of what appears to be a crime passion, committed last night. The man and the woman in room 221 were found in bed, strangled by the sheets. The police were called,... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 18 May, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 18 May) In honor of World Internet Day, governor Ángel Aguirre, accompanied by Héctor Slim Seade, chairman of Telmex, cut the ribbon on 100 connectivity locations within the State of Guerrero. The sites are free, wireless high-speed “Infinitum” sites, offered by Telmex in cooperation with the state government.... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 18 May, 2011
(Taxco, ElSur 28 May) In her first meeting with tourism industry representatives in Taxco, Graciela Báez Ricárdez, the secretary of tourism promotion for the State of Guerrero, showed that she was willing and eager to work with the private sector to “reposition” the city within the tourism market. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 May, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 18 May) Governor Aguirre has announced that tomorrow, May 19, all state employees will be administered drug tests. While announcing the beginning of free, wireless Internet service in the Zócalo, the governor insisted in his call upon warring drug groups to end the violence. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 May, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 18 May) The director of Regulations and Events, Iván García Clemente, estimates that about 10,000 Acapulco business owe for two or more years in the payment of their business license. He said that as of June 1, the city will provide discounts of up to 50% for those... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 May, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 18 May) Early Tuesday morning two persons were found dead and dismembered in five plastic bags in a colectivo taxi on a side street by Acapulco’s Convention Center. The murders had obviously been committed elsewhere, and the vehicle had simply been driven to the “dump site” and abandoned. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 18 May, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 17 May) Rainy season officially began on Sunday. Yesterday the mayor of Acapulco, Manuel Añorve Baños, presided over the installation ceremony of the Municipal Civil Protection Council, a body designed to help handle any emergencies caused by the heavy inundations expected throughout the summer and fall. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 May, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 17 May) So far in the month of May, 60 tremors have been registered in Guerrero, mostly in the Richter range of 3 or 4. Monday afternoon a tremor of 4.3 was felt and an earlier one of 5.5 was registered on May 5 with the same epicenter,... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 17 May, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 16 May) In a Novedades Acapulco story signed by Rolando Paredes, Israel Ricardi and Javier Soberanes, the paper reports on the opinion of tourists about the buses that run up and down the Costera Alemán all day. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 17 May, 2011
(Mexico City, AN 16 May) The deadline has passed for bidding on the 2012 edition of the Tianguis Turístico, which the federal government has commandeered from Acapulco after 36 years of continuous presence in the port city. Guerrero is one of the 18 states submitting a bid. The award will... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 17 May, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 16 May) Guerrero has around 3.2 million inhabitants. Of these, almost 70%, or 2.2 million people, have only a 7th grade education or less, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Geography and Statistics (similar to the US Census Bureau). This puts it at the bottom of Mexico’s states,... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 14 May, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 14 May) Yesterday’s death toll in the so-called “narco-wars” ratcheted up by six more. Traffic was snarled for hours along Avenida Cuahutémoc, between La Progreso and the Municipal building (in front of Home Depot). ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 13 May, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 13 May) The National Water Commission (Conagua) has announced that the rainy season, which commences on Sunday, is expected to bring 14 tropical storms to Mexico’s Pacific coast by November 30, when the period closes officially. Of these, eight are expected to reach the status of hurricane. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 13 May, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 13 May) The College of Tourism Professionals in Guerrero (called Coltur) has demanded that governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero discharge his current Secretary of Tourism, Graciela Báez Ricárdez. The reason: She failed to defend the Tianguis Turístico when she should have, and shows no loyalty to Acapulco and... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 12 May, 2011
(Mexico City, NA 12 May) Acapulco Mayor Manuel Añorve Baños, accompanied by his tourism secretary, Erika Lührs and 150 other Acapulco residents and supporters, set up a protest in front of the federal Department of Tourism Promotion in Mexico City yesterday. The banner above them said, “Return the Tianguis Turístico. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 12 May, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 11 May) Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero met earlier this week with supporters of the La Parota hydroelectric project, which has caused a conflict between economic progress and the continuation of country life in a remote section of Guerrero state. The situation is reminiscent of Hollywood film plots from... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 12 May, 2011
(New York, NA 11 May) In a speech Tuesday in the United States, President Calderón said that the progress of the United States could not be explained without the contribution of all the work of immigrants. He added that the tax contributions of immigrants are demonstrably larger than any drain... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 12 May, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 11 May) The local paper Novedades de Acapulco today warns that Acapulco is “being invaded by deteriorated VW Taxis.” As “Mexico’s window to the world,” Acapulco puts up with notorious deficiencies in light public transport, especially the dozens of VW beetles that really should be removed from service. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 09 May, 2011
(Cacahuatepec, JG 3 May) In a meeting over the weekend between Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero and leaders of CECOP (the group in opposition to the La Parota dam), property owners from the proposed flood zone presented a “contract” to the State’s chief executive and asked him to sign it. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 09 May, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 9 May) Acapulco and Taxco provided the backdrop for two public demonstrations against the violence that has been gripping Mexico during the past several years and months. The main target of protest was not the drug traffickers and organized crime, but rather the policy of the government. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 09 May, 2011
(Mexico, AN 9 May) Gloria Guevara Manzo, the federal tourism secretary so hotly vilified by local politicians for her decision to take the annual tourism fair away from Acapulco, has offered some “sweeteners” to representatives of the hotel sector and travel agencies in the port city. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 06 May, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 6 May) The quake that shook Acapulco yesterday morning at 8:24 local time was 5.5 on the Richter Scale at its epicenter, like the more severe of two tremors felt last week. However, the epicenter was four times farther away, so the locals judged it as much milder.... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 06 May, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 6 May) The new State Secretary of Public Safety, Ramón Almonte Borja, announced that federal regulations require that all police officers at the state and local levels who do not have a college degree will be struck from the payroll at the end of this year. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 05 May, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 5 May) Guerrero’s Secretary-General for Government, Humberto Salgado Gómez, said here yesterday that the violent executions that have taken place in the last few days within the state are limited to organized crime figures. He called upon the media not to give in to the temptation to print... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 04 May, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 4 May) The private sector has formed a Committee to Defend the Tianguis Turístico, and they invited the mayor, Manuel Añorve Baños to preside over it. Meanwhile the federal Tourism Secretary has invited proposals from other cities in Mexico to host the event next year. Twelve other destinations... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 04 May, 2011
(Chilpancingo, ElSur 4 April) The Guerrero representative of the office of the attorney general of Mexico, Estela Cadena Azcona, informed a PRD member of the state legislature, Carlos Álvarez Reyes, that the Chavarría matter was removed to the federal level on June 3, 2010. The legislator, for his part reported... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 03 May, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 3 May) Acapulco mayor Manuel Añorve Baños highlighted the favorable occupancy rates and economic inflows to Acapulco during Holy Week and Easter Week, saying that “it was a slap in the face with a white glove” to Federal Tourism Secretary Gloria Guevara Manzo, who seems to be trying... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 03 May, 2011
(Chilpancingo, ElSur 3 May) In an appearance before federal legislators in Guerrero, the president of the Mexico Tourism Promotion Council (CPTM), Rodolfo López Negrete, refused to answer question about how much money comes from the federal budget for the Tianguis Turístico, Acapulco’s annual tourism fair and convention. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 02 May, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 2 May) Viva Aerobús is a new, low-cost airline offering flights between Acapulco and Mexico City. They inaugurated their operations on Sunday, to help ease the exodus of tourists from the port city to the nation’s capital. The new flight leaves daily at 6:50 am and then turns... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 May, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 2 May) The Guerrero Secretary for the Environment and Natural Resources (Semaren), Carlos Toledo Manzur, has told the press that at least 90% of the lakes and rivers of the State of Guerrero are facing “serious problems of contamination” because of “a lack of concern on the part... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 01 May, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 1 May) The municipality has awarded to Caabasa Eagle SA de CV, from Jalisco State, the contract formally held by PASA for collection of garbage in about 25% of the City of Acapulco. The area includes Mozimba in the northwest to Farrallón (Diana Statue) on the Costera in... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 01 May, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 30 April) Over the weekend, three men were found murdered in a hotel room in Costa Azul, thought to be a safe house for narcotics gangs. The locale has no signage, but serves as a guest house on Horacio Nelson, near the Costera Alemán. They were bound and... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, NA 29 April) Yesterday state attorney general Alberto López Rosas appeared before a plenary of the state legislature in response to a request from the lawmakers. His appearance was delayed for two hours, for lack of a quorum. On the second roll call, only 15 were present. Finally on... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 29 April, 2011
(Acapulco, NA/ElSur 29 April) Much of Acapulco’s garbage collection is handled by private contracts because the Sanitation Department is not equipped and staffed to handle all requirements. Every year or so the city lets contracts to different companies, and every year there is controversy about renewing the contracts because the... more»

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