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By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 09 February, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 9 February) This Friday, February 11, at 9:00 pm the Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra will present a special program designed to fit in the theme of Valentine’s Day. This is the third concert in the current series, called “The Gala Season,” so named because the OFA will perform its... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 09 February, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 9 February) Yesterday, at Acapulco’s “Playa Angosta” (on the Pacific side), bathers spotted a gray whale and her calf that apparently had become trapped in fishermen’s nets. Elements of the Mexican Navy, the State Civil Protection agency, and Semarnat, the environmental protection agency all hurried to the spot. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 08 February, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 8 February) According to sources in City Hall, Añorve will take up his old post as mayor of Acapulco again, starting tomorrow morning. With him will return a number of associates who had also left public service for the city to work on Añorve’s unsuccessful run for the... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 08 February, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 8 February) In a move that will surely cause joy among the bus-riding public, the Secretary of Public Safety of Acapulco will be giving driving lessons to city bus drivers as part of the licensing process. At the start of the program, all employees of the several bus... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 08 February, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 8 February) In what is considered a very good showing for Acapulco in the year’s first long weekend, hotels reported 88.4% occupancy in the Diamond Zone and over 80% in the Golden Zone. The traditional sector lagged considerably behind with 57%. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 05 February, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 5 February) Citizens have long complained that city buses and their drivers often seem to be out of control. The municipal director of ecology, Alan Ramírez Hernández has begun to do something about it. He is attacking noise pollution, caused by the deafening loudspeakers inside some buses, and... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 04 February, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 4 February) Elected mayor and former PRI candidate for governor, Manuel Añorve Baños, has announced that in the next few days he will submit to the local congress his request to take up his position of mayor again. Last summer he withdrew as mayor in order to be... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 04 February, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 4 February) The cloverleaf being built at Puerto Marqués is supposed to save lots of time for drivers. It is one of Acapulco’s worst bottlenecks. This is where the Escénica meets the road up to Coloso and El Cayaco, and the Boulevard de las Naciones begins, headed for... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 03 February, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 3 February) Certifying company Fitch Mexico has granted an A rating to Acapulco with a “stable outlook for the credit rating of the municipality.” The reason given was the effective collection of its income and the contracting of financing under terms and conditions favorable to the local government.... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 03 February, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 3 February) Business leaders in Acapulco’s tourism sector have announced that February will be positive for the recreation industry. The first weekend, which starts tomorrow, is a long one. It is “Constitution Day” (February 5), which triggers a Monday holiday. In addition, the Mexican Open Tennis Tournament will... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 February, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 2 February) Today is “Día de Candelaria,” or “Candlemas” in traditional English. In the more traditional Catholic calendar today is called “The Feast of the Purification of the BVM,” as kosher law required such a ceremony for mothers, 40 days after giving birth to a boy (80 days... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 02 February, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 2 February) Acapulco’s international airport reports that national airlines will double their flights to Acapulco for the upcoming long holiday weekend. Others will use extra-capacity aircraft. Aeromexico, Aeromar and Interjet are all participating. During the week the airlines use commuter-size aircraft, around 50 passengers each. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 February, 2011
(Acapulco, JG, 2 February) Victorio Robles Blanquet, Human Resources director for Acapulco’s city government reminds everyone who took a leave of absence to help in Añorve’s political campaign that February 15 is the deadline for returning to work. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 02 February, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 2 February) Miguel Gómez Vázquez is known as “El Gato.” He is the presumptive boss of the “Independent Cartel of Acapulco” or “CIDA” by its acronym in Spanish. It is an organized crime group based in Acapulco and formed after crime boss Edgar Valdéz Villareal – “La Barbie”... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 01 February, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN, 1 February) The Guerrero State Elections Institute, through its “Program of Preliminary Election Results” or PREP, has determined that Ángel Aguirre of the “Guerrero Unites Us” coalition has officially won the election for governor of the state. He obtained 671,012 votes to Añorve’s 512,830. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 01 February, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 1 February) Friday, February 4, at 9:00pm in the Teatro Juan Ruiz de Alarcón at the Acapulco Convention Center, the Acapulco Philharmonic will present a concert featuring the piano music of Mozart and Liszt. Jorge Federico Osorio, one of the most eminent pianists of our times, will join... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 31 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA, JG, AN 31 January) At 1:20 am this morning, the official vote counters announced that with 93.44% of the 4,895 precincts reporting, Ángel Aguirre Rivero has been elected the next governor of the State of Guerrero, defeating Manuel Añorve Baños. Aguirre’s coalition was called “Guerrero Unites Us” and... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 29 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 29 January) Acapulco's Secretary of Tourism, Jéssica García Rojas, confirmed on Thursday that she expects a 50% drop in the number of students arriving in Acapulco to celebrate their Spring Break. The reason: fear caused by imprecise reporting in the US and Canada about acts of violence. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 28 January, 2011
(Mexico City, Sur 28 January) La Reforma, a newspaper with national circulation printed yesterday that a former narcotics gang member now under witness protection, identified Manuel Añorve as the candidate of the Beltrán Leyva drug gang. According to the report, Añorve received $15 million in cash in exchange for providing... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 27 January, 2011
(Guerrero, AN 27 January) In Taxco, according to the municipal Director of Rules and Public Events, no alcoholic beverages can be sold there on Saturday or Sunday, either on premises or off. In fact, bars and discos will not be permitted to open at all. In Tecpan, sales of alcohol... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 27 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, NA 27 January) The twenty-eight electoral districts of Guerrero will be receiving the electoral packets today and tomorrow from the Guerrero Elections Institute (IEEG). So far, the IEEG reports no incidents except in two small towns in Tierra Caliente in the northwestern part of the state. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 26 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 26 January) Today marks the culmination of the period for political campaigning for governor of Guerrero. Tomorrow begins the blackout period in which no politician or party supporter, or anyone else, may engage in political promotion. Even opinion polling is prohibited. Press releases and press conferences are not... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 26 January, 2011
(Mexico City, AN 26 January) Gloria Guevara Manzo, head of the federal Department of Tourism, announced yesterday the launching on April 10 of “Ocean Star Cruises,” a Mexican-flag cruise ship line expected to generate more than USD$300 million in annual income for the tourist industry. The ship will leave from... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 26 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 26 January) For the third time so far this year, the much-heralded Bicentennial Overpass has been forced to close down so that CAPAMA can repair another water leak. Once again the traffic backups during rush hour caused desperation for many drivers. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 26 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 26 January) Yesterday, with just 5 days to go before the election, Marcos Efrén Parra Gómez announced his withdrawal from the race and appealed to his supporters to back Ángel Aguirre, the candidate of the left-leaning coalition headed by the PRD. Considering that the PAN is a conservative... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 25 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 25 January) Yesterday, at the request of Guerrero’s Elections Institute (IEEG), the municipalities began spreading the word about the “Ley Seca” (Dry Law) that will be imposed from 8:00 pm on Saturday, January 29 until 8:00 pm on Sunday, January 30. During that time, no alcoholic beverages can... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 24 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 24 January) Mayor Ávila Sánchez says that the authorities have received threatening phone calls about sabotage against CAPAMA, the hapless local water utility. According to the mayor, 12 water leaks have appeared in the last 10 days, mainly along the water line going up Cuauhtémoc (past the “Bicentennial... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 24 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 24 January) The “Cartel Independiente de Acapulco” or CIDA is the local drug group hastily formed after the arrest last summer of Édgar Valdez Villarreal, known as “La Barbie.” According to Police, seven members of the group were arrested in the Las Playas area of Acapulco and are... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 24 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 24 January) The many complaints received in Guerrero’s Election Institute (IEEG) make it obvious that they will not all be resolved by the January 30 election day. Thus it is possible that the governorship will be decided in the courts rather than by a simple Election Board declaration. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 24 January) The heads of the National College of Tourism Professionals and the College of Graduates in Tourism have both lamented the absence of any recovery in the figures for 2010 coming out of Acapulco. They say the Canada market and the Spring Break market have both disappeared. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 24 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 24 January) Unions belonging to the Mexico Labor Confederation have called upon government at all three levels to dispute and deny the travel alerts issued by Canada and European countries, which warn against traveling to Acapulco. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 24 January) Ángel Aguirre closed his campaign in Acapulco yesterday, using the phrase “dirty war” in both of its main senses. He referred to the attacks associated with the PRI in Guerrero between 1960 and the late 1980’s, when indigenous communities were attacked by the military, and many... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 24 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 24 January) Chaos on the roadways and desperation among tourists, locals and drivers was the reality yesterday for over 10 hours, while politicians held their concluding political rallies in Acapulco. The Costera Alemán, Avenida Cuauhtémoc and Constituyentes were the arteries most affected. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 22 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 22 January) No fewer than 100 delinquent gangs are operating in the poorer suburbs in the periphery of Acapulco according to a special report made by Novedades Acapulco. The concentration is in La Zapata, Renacimiento, Ampliación Simón Bolívar, Vacacional, La Mica y en el Central de Abastos. These... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 22 January, 2011
(Iguala, JG 22 January) PRD coalition candidate Ángel Aguirre did not deny that it was his voice on a recorded telephone conversation with PRD senator Claudia Corichi of Zacatecas. In the conversation she offers to send a hundred political operatives to Guerrero to help with the campaign. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 22 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 22 January) When PRD official Guillermo Sánchez Nava was brutally beaten two weeks ago, veteran PRI Senator Fernando Castro Trenti loyally denied any involvement of his party. Instead, he intimated that the victim’s injuries were probably exaggerated or falsified, and that the PRD was “making theater” as part... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 21 January, 2011
(Mexico, AN 21 January) Yesterday Mexicana de Aviación, which had suspended operations last August, took to the skies again. They made just two test flights, to certify the turbines. The flights consisted of a take-off, a flight to Acapulco without landing, and a return and landing at Mexico City’s International... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 21 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 21 January) Convergencia representative Victor Manuel Jorrín Lozano proposed a communication to the governor, calling upon him and the mayor of Acapulco to study the feasibility of constructing a light rail system in the port city. The proposal was approved by the legislature. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 21 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 21 January) According to local tourist industry businessmen, cruise ship companies like Carnival Spirit, Norwegian Star, Crystal Harmony and Princess Cruises will cut back their Acapulco arrivals drastically next season. The drop could be as much as by 50%. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 21 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 21 January) In yesterday’s session of the State Elections Institute the body took up the question of the false front page of the Jornada Guerrero that circulated two days ago, claiming that PRD candidate Aguirre acknowledged his defeat in the TV debates. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 21 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 21 January) Parents of students of the Lázaro Cárdenas primary school yesterday took over the offices of the State Department of Education for the Acapulco-Coyuca Region. Their complaint: No one has shown up to teach their children since before Christmas, and in some cases, since August. Over 100... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 20 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 20 January) In either an incredibly bold or astoundingly stupid move, supporters of PRI candidate Miguel Añorve circulated counterfeit front pages of La Jornada Guerrero, a local newspaper that has endorsed opposition candidate Ángel Aguirre Rivero. Hundreds of the papers with the false front page were circulated in... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 January, 2011
(Mexico, AN 20 January) Yesterday it was reported that a trailer showed up in Guerrero, containing 40 tons of welfare supplies (food stuffs and basic staples) from the State of Mexico’s Department of Social Services (called “DIF”). The materials were offloaded into a house operated by Panal, one of the... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 20 January) Guillermo Sanchez Nava, the former representative of the PRD-PT-Convergencia coalition before the State Elections Institute, will be operated on today in Mexico City for a blood clot, which for the last three days has caused a high fever. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 20 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 20 January) Travel alerts issued by European countries not to travel to Mexico for reasons of violence appear to have an aspect of commercial self-interest and economic competition, explained Acapulco’s interim mayor, José Luis Ávila Sánchez. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 20 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 20 January) Representatives in Guerrero of the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (known as PROFECO) have warned against drinking “Mexcal In,” a brand or type of Mezcal that is considered adulterated and that does not meet the established standards for the term “Mezcal.” Some of the product has shown... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 20 January) Around 12,000 elements of state and municipal police forces will be on duty during Election Day, Sunday, January 30, to quell violence and ensure that everyone has the chance to exercise his franchise freely. The places where the law enforcement officers will be posted are to... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, NA 20 January) A day after it was reported that the chairman of the Committee on Government of the Guerrero State Legislature would not accept the request of the mayor of Acapulco to postpone his appearance, the legislature has granted him a continuance. He was to testify this morning... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 19 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 19 January) The two-hour-long televised debate among the three gubernatorial candidates concluded last night, not surprisingly, with everyone claiming victory. The PRI candidate, Manuel Añorve Baños and the PRD candidate, Ángel Aguirre Rivero, squared off, with Marcos Efrén Parra Gómez, the PAN candidate in something of a minor... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 19 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 19 January) A trailer filled with 40 tons of welfare relief supplies from the Department of Social Services of the state of Mexico City was discovered at a house in Acapulco yesterday. The welfare agency is called “DIF,” which literally means “Department of Social Integration.” ... more»

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