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By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 April, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 29 April) Raul Sánchez Aguilar, director of the Center for Youth Integration (CIJ), informs that Acapulco is in 12th place among Mexican cities for the consumption of illegal drugs and for number of addicts. Cancun is first in all Mexico. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 29 April, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 29 April) Yesterday four persons were killed in “hits” as part of the drug turf wars. This time there were two killings in the “Las Playas” neighborhood, near Playa Angosta. Around 6:00 am gunmen killed Salvador Garduño Bermúdez on the sidewalk of a working class section of a... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 28 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 28 April) The former state attorney general, David Sotelo Rosas, insists that the investigative file on the assassination in 2009 of a political opponent of then-governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo was not stolen or destroyed. He insists that the matter was taken over by the Federal Attorney General’s office... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 28 April, 2011
(Guerrero, NA 28 April) One year ago today, a gathering of landholders at La Concepción, Guerrero, took formal action to approve the expropriation package offered by the government and the Federal Electric Utility to condemn the land in the flood basin of a proposed hydroelectric facility to be built near... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 27 April, 2011
(Acapulco, 27 April) It was literally a rude awakening for Acapulqueños yesterday morning at 6:07 when a strong tremor shook the landscape. It measured 5.7 on the Richter scale, the strongest in at least four years. The tremor lasted between 5 and 7 seconds. “The scary part was the rumbling... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 27 April, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 27 April) The Guerrero State Director of Promotion and Administration of Beach Services, Rogelio Hernández Cruz, has complained that the previous administration allowed over 70 percent of the beach furniture rented to tourists around the bay to be controlled by local politicians and informal “beach bosses,” rather than... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 27 April, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 27 April) Guerrero’s Assistant Secretary of Civil Protection, Roel Ayala Mata, announced yesterday that this year’s hurricane season will be “normal,” because the “La Niña” effect is weakening. Meteorologists are predicting eight hurricanes for Mexico’s Pacific coast, starting in May. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 27 April, 2011
Over the past few days, popular tourist destination Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa has suffered a spate of incidents of narco-related violence prompting speculation that the peaceful tourist oasis may see an increase in bloodshed similar to the rising incidences of drug-related killings that have plagued its nearby neighbors, the state of Michoacán and... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 26 April, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 26 April) When the US State Department recently renewed its travel advisory to Acapulco for US citizens, the State Secretary of Tourism, Graciela Báez Ricárdez, said the impact would be small. “It’s nothing new,” she said. But she did announce a new initiative to counteract the travel advisory... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 26 April, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 26 April) The National Fund for Promoting Tourism (Fonatur) has announced that it will intervene in the investment and management of the renewal of the traditional zone of Acapulco. The objective is to raise hotel occupancy rates and provide services and facilities like those offered in better situated... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 26 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 26 April) The director of the Guerrero Cultural Institute (IGC), Ms. Alejandra Frausto Guerrero, has announced the creation of a special tourist route into the Southern Sierra Madres to visit cultural, archeological and ecological sites and several small communities where artisans work their trades. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 26 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 26 April) During the administration of Governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo, more than 38 incidents of political assassination took place, and not one was ever solved. The most notorious was the murder of the president of the state legislative assembly, Armando Chavarría, in 2009. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 25 April, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 25 April) Yesterday the Holy Week vacationers abandoned the port, even as Easter Week visitors were arriving. According to highway police, vehicle traffic was heavy at the toll gate entrance to the road to Mexico City, with one care leaving every 5 seconds and another one coming in... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 April, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 25 April) According to Sergio Salmerón Manzanarez, manager of the Playa Suites hotel, Holy Week this year seemed like just about any other weekend. “The trend for the tourism sector in Guerrero is downward,” he said, “especially in Acapulco, where we get most of our traffic on weekends... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 April, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 25 April) On Saturday five women lost their lives in or near Acapulco, each of them from having their throats cut. Three were found in a beauty salon, gagged and tied. The police received an anonymous phone call at 03:40 am about the crime. The beauty salon, known... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 23 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 22 April) Some members of Governor Aguirre's cabinet have recently threatened to quit because the Secretary of Finance has insisted on naming the persons to occupy financially sensitive positions in the Departments of Social Development and Health. The governor said he would not give in to pressure from... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 23 April, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 23 April) Former employees of Acapulco's Maintenance Department yesterday accused the city of having “aviators” – “ghost workers” on the public payroll who do not show up for work – who are family members of Ramiro Solorio Almazán, a city councilmember and vocal supporter of Mayor Manuel Añorve... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 22 April, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 22 April) Acapulco has broadened it tourism offerings as a preferred destination, and during this Holy Week has opened its doors to Motor Fest 2011, an auto show of the most famous makes, as well as concerts and family activities in the Diamond Zone. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 22 April, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 22 April) The commanding officer of the Eighth Naval Region, based in Acapulco, Sergio Javier Lara Montellano, made a statement to the press yesterday concerning the future of the Acapulco International Convention Center. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 21 April, 2011
(Acapulco, 21 April) Holidays are usually “slow news” periods, as both the makers and the reporters of news go on vacation for a while. But this year in Acapulco, two controversies seem unwilling to subside, even as the port city fills with Easter visitors and occupancy rates head towards 80%... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 20 April, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 20 April) The new Secretary of Tourism for Guerrero State, Graciela Báez Ricárdez, announced yesterday her willingness to mediate between the Secretary of the Navy and the private sector group (called Grupo CAABSA), which thought it had a concession for the exclusive use of the international convention center... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 20 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 20 April) The state controller, Lázaro Mazón Alonso, made public yesterday that the administration of former governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo left a debt of over $3 billion pesos in the departments of health and education, and in the state water authority. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 19 April, 2011
(Acapulco, ElSur 19 April) Business leaders and association members from the tourist sector in Acapulco have said that the Navy’s announced intention to turn Acapulco’s International Convention Center into a Command and Control Center against organized crime is an unequivocal act of ill will and bad faith on the part... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 19 April, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 19 April) Thousands of holiday visitors flocked to the beaches of Acapulco yesterday on the first official day of Easter break. Hotels reached nearly two-thirds occupancy, according to the municipal secretary of tourism. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 18 April, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 18 April) For the sixth time or more the hapless and ill-fated cloverleaf project at Puerto Marques has been stopped. Twice it was for environmental violations, once for lack of payment to workers and contractors, and twice for severing water mains in the area, leaving locals without water... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 April, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 18 April) The first rain to fall in Acapulco in several months came in the middle of the night over the weekend. Rain fell hard for several minutes, accompanied by a spectacular lightening show, heavy thunder and high winds. Then suddenly, it was all over. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 15 April, 2011
(Acapulco, El Sur 15 April) Last November, Guerrero Governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo was informed that the Acapulco Convention Center (also called “International Center of Acapulco”) had been taken over as property of the federal government and that the Mexican Navy would be the new occupant. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 15 April, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 15 April) Once more Acapulco welcomes tourists for a big holiday period with changes in the parking rules along the Costera. The municipal public safety director and the head of the traffic police have announced that from Saturday, April 16 through Easter Sunday (April 24), parking will not... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 15 April, 2011
(Mexico City, AN 15 April) Last night American Airlines announced that it will take part in the TG Group project to acquire the shares of Mexicana de Aviación, the airline that has been bankrupt and grounded since August of last year. Perla Capital Group, an investment bank, brokered the deal. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 14 April, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 14 April) Tomorrow, April 15, state and local governments will team up with the federal police and military to provide security to tourists arriving in Acapulco for the long Holy Week holiday period. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 14 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 13 April) Alberto López Rosas, 56, is the newly confirmed Attorney General under Guerrero’s new governor, Ángel Aguirre Rivero. Yesterday he started work by promising a cleanup of the police. In this case, it is the criminal investigation force, which is under his supervision. He made the announcement... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 14 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 13 April) Yesterday Governor Aguirre announced that as well as fighting for the return of the Tianguis Turístico, Acapulco’s 36-year old tourism fair, he was preparing a series of events and activities in the area of “cultural tourism,” popular music concerts for example. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 12 April, 2011
(Acapulco, CNN 12 April) In a special CNN report by Rafael Romo, Senior Latin American Affairs Editor, the Cable News Network focused on the permanent residents in Acapulco who come from Canada, Europe and the United States. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 11 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 11 April) José Cedano Galera, the newly-installed state undersecretary of tourism planning, told the press yesterday about a disturbing snub of the state of Guerrero by the national government. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 11 April, 2011
(Acapulco, El Sur 11 April) Last night, around 10:00, an armed gang attacked a transit policeman outside of the traffic police headquarters in Acapulco, killing him with 8 rounds from an AK-47. The incident carried all the earmarks of a drug-related execution. ... more»
By: JWF | Real Acapulco News - 07 April, 2011
For several years, Acapulco has been battered by negative media reports that have left its tourist-dependent economy in ruins and have propagated a feeling of disillusionment and helplessness across the city. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 07 April, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 7 April) The Mexican Banking Association (ABM) will hold its 74th annual convention in Acapulco, starting today, at the Hotel Princess Acapulco. The theme is “Global challenges for resolving the international financial crisis.” The experience of Brazil is highly pertinent to the topic, and ex-president Luiz Ignacio da... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 05 April, 2011
(Zapata, AN 5 April) Two well organized groups, one military, the other a criminal gang, confronted each other in Zapata, an outlying suburb of Acapulco, yesterday at 4 in the morning. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 04 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 4 April) Ángel Aguirre will meet with Gloria Guevara, the National Secretary of Tourism, today in her offices in Mexico City. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, NA 2 April) Yesterday Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero was sworn in as the 68th governor in Guerrero’s history. The event occurred in the chamber of the state legislature. Then, moving to the executive offices (called the Government Palace), he addressed the citizens in his first public statement. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 01 April, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 1 April) Security was as tight as it could ever be today in the State Legislature, where the swearing in of governor-elect Ángel Aguirre Rivero took place. Only invited guests and legislators were admitted, who had to pass through metal detectors, under the watchful eye of armed guards.... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 31 March, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 31 March) The announcement that the Tianguis Turístico would be leaving Acapulco after 35 consecutive years has unified local and state officials, people in the tourist industry and legislators who, in a press conference yesterday, criticized the unilateral and sudden decision of the federal tourism secretary, Gloria Guevara... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 30 March, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 30 March) Ocean Star Cruises, based in Acapulco, plans to start its activities on April 10. The cruise line specializes in sales into the domestic Mexican market. Its director general, Henry Yaniz, signed agreements this week with local providers of tourism services with a view to promoting this... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 30 March, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 30 March) Federal tourism secretary Gloria Guevara Manzo confirmed yesterday that the annual tourism convention in Mexico, called “El Tianguis Turístico,” will start to rotate among different venues instead of being based in Acapulco every year. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 March, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 28 March) Two thousand city buses circulate every day along various routes throughout Acapulco. An investigative report published today by daily newspaper Novedades Acapulco, reveals that half of them are operating without license plates. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 26 March, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 25 March) Approximately 14,000 of the spring break partiers from the US and Canada who arrive every year to celebrate a week or two of warm weather and beaches did not come this year. Technically, few were cancellations. Most of them just did not make a reservation in... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 26 March, 2011
(Mexico City, AN 25 March) Communications media from all over the country have signed an “Agreement on Coverage of Violence,” which is designed to guarantee freedom of expression in the environment of criminality and violence that confronts all of Mexico. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 26 March, 2011
(Mexico City, AN 25 March) Mexico’s Senate unanimously approved the repeal of Chapter IV of Title 15 of the Federal Penal Code that made adultery a crime. The problem was that the crime was very difficult to prove, as the accused would have to be caught in flagranti delicto either... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 March, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 24 March) Yesterday afternoon the sea invaded Acapulco, flowing up certain side streets in the Golden Zone and covering the Costera under several inches of water and damaging several vehicles. The annual spring phenomenon is called the “Equatorial Marine Countercurrent.” Usually the strong inland current comes several times... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 23 March, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 23 March) A year and a half ago, the state water authority, CAPASEG, granted a multi-million peso contract to “2R Constructora” to install a sanitary sewer system along the Costera Alemán in Las Playas, near the Yacht Club. It was the first of several new projects to clean... more»

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