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By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 19 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 18 January). The interim mayor of Acapulco, José Luis Ávila Sánchez, requested the state legislature to grant him an extension in their summons to appear tomorrow before the Committee on Government. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 18 January) The Mexican Association of Travel Agents in Guerrero made it known yesterday that this year is the worst season ever for tourism from Canada. Based on the weekly charter load factors, the drop in attendance could be as much as 50% with respect to last year. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 18 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 18 January) The Mexican Open, an important stop in the professional tennis circuit, will be held in Acapulco again this year. The dates are February 21 through 26. The event, sanctioned by the WTA and the ATP, will be held in Acapulco Diamante, as usual. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 18 January, 2011
(Mexico City, NA 18 January) Faced with explicit threats of vote suppression and other election crimes in the gubernatorial elections, the Special Prosecutor for Electoral Crime has sent 20 investigators and prosecutors to Guerrero. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 17 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 19 January) This year, as in many years before, retired “snow birds” from French Canada make their way to Acapulco, arriving on the several special charters that leave from Montreal. Yesterday, a special mass was said in their honor in Acapulco’s cathedral in the Zocalo, and the sermon... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 17 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 17 January) The federal Attorney General has sent 16 experts in criminal investigation to assist in the work related to 28 homicides that have taken place over the last two weeks. State prosecutor David Augusto Sotelo Rosas made the announcement. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 17 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 17 January) Leaders of the PRD went on a hunger strike to demand punishment of those responsible for beating the party’s representative to the State Election Institute. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 15 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 15 January) An eight-page document dated November 26, 2010 and titled “Strategy Memo: Vote Suppression in Guerrero,” has been leaked to the press. It has not yet been authenticated. The memo provides instructions for several actions by a political campaign before, during and after voting, to steal the... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 14 January, 2011
(Acapulco, 14 January) Acapulco’s mayor, José Luis Ávila Sánchez, has complained that in one week four major water main leaks have been reported, leading him to believe that outsiders are purposefully damaging Acapulco’s water distribution system. “Today we have another suspicious leak on Cuauhtémoc. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 14 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, 14 January) Former PRI legislator and active Añorve supporter Ernesto Vélez Memije said Wednesday on the television news program Frente a la Noticia that the PRD representative to the IEEG, Guillermo Sánchez Nava, provoked the attack that led to his beating and coma. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 13 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 13 January) In what has become a recurring story, the much-heralded “Bicentennial Overpass,” considered by supporters of Manuel Añorve as a symbol of his efforts as mayor of Acapulco, has been closed again for repairs. Nine days ago the four-block-long elevated roadway was closed all day because Capama... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 13 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 13 January) Budget carrier Viva Aerobús has announced an increase in its frequencies to Acapulco and will recover in the first quarter of 2011 the commercial routes it lost last year when Aviacsa and Mexicana took them over. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 13 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 13 December) A correspondent for La Jornada Guerrero has filed criminal charges against those responsible for violent aggression against him and the robbery of photographic equipment. The incident occurred last Sunday when the Añorve campaign held a large rally in Acapulco. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 13 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, NA 13 January) Yesterday newspapers broke the story that thugs working for the Añorve campaign badly beat the Aguirre campaign’s representative before the Guerrero State Electoral Institute (IEEG). Today it is reported that this man, Guillermo Sánchez Nava is in a coma with third degree brain hemorrhages and sever... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 12 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, AN 12 January) Each political campaign must have a representative to appear before the Guerrero State Electoral Institute (IEEG), the regulatory body charged with keeping law and order during the election campaign season. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 12 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 12 January) On January 20 the interim mayor of Acapulco, José Luis Ávila Sánchez, will present himself before the state legislature of Guerrero to answer questions related to the “Bicentennial Overpass,” which was inaugurated with much ceremony on November 20 of last year. The overpass provides a four-block... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 12 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 12 January) Marines from the Naval Base surrounded the headquarters of Acapulco’s Traffic Police yesterday at 9:00 am. The unit commander then met with the director of the agency, Héctor Paulino Vargas López, during which time the building remained closed to workers and visitors. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 12 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 12 January) The newspaper Novedades de Acapulco made an informal survey of several local citizens, asking them to rank their confidence in the various police forces on a scale of 1 to 10. Most gave the police a 5, which is an emphatic “F” in the scale used... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 11 January, 2011
(México, DF, NA 11 January) The federal government and the State of Guerrero signed a security agreement yesterday with the objective of guaranteeing security, governability and transparency within the state. One of the motives is to safeguard the right of all voters in Guerrero to exercise their franchise next January... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 11 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 10 January) After an intense, three week-long year-end holiday season, the tourists have packed up and left Acapulco. Estrella Blanca, one of Acapulco’s two main bus lines, reported that they doubled their usual capacity since the week before Christmas, providing 180 arrivals and departures, and carrying 3,000 passengers. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 11 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 10 January) Starting with the first day of classes in 2011, the Secretary of Education is imposing new norms to keep junk food out of the school systems. The issue has been a controversy for many months, as kids, school administrators and parents have aligned themselves on different... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 11 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 10 January) Over the last weekend, 24 persons were “executed” in the poorer urban sections on the outskirts of Acapulco, and yesterday the number rose to a total of 33. Most of them were attributed (or claimed) by a Sinaloa drug cartel headed by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 07 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 7 January) After last year’s 20% increase from $10 to $12, collective taxis will start charging $13 pesos, another 8% increase. The tariff hike is not scheduled to take effect until August of this year, and the taxi syndicates argue that the one-peso increase is justified by price... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 07 January, 2011
(Chilpancingo, JG 7 January) Governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo has requested law enforcement assistance from the federal government during the elections set for January 30. The main role of the federal police will be to supervise polling places, to “dissuade” anyone thinking of committing election fraud. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 07 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 7 January) On the hill high above Caleta and Caletilla, looking out towards the Pacific Ocean in the Las Playas section of Acapulco, lies the windy thoroughfare called “Avenida Inalabrica.” Here, More than 50 years ago, famed Mexican artist and muralist, Diego Rivera lived and died. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 07 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 7 January) The candidates for governor make promises that cannot be kept within the confines of the public budget, declares Fernando Vargas Lozano, Acapulco’s chapter head of the Mexican National Employers’ Confederation (Coparmex). ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 06 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 6 December) Today is “Kings Day,” or Epiphany in other countries, the day when, by tradition, the three magi or kings brought gifts to the newborn Jesus. In Mexico it is the traditional gift-giving day for children, even though “Santa Claus” and other imports from the US (like... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 06 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 6 January) Canada’s representative in the Miss Universe competition has come to Acapulco twice in the last few months, declaring herself to be in love with the natural beauty of the place and with its people. Natalie Glebova, through her press secretary, announced that she was promoting a... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 06 January, 2011
(México, NA 6 December) Mexicana Airlines, which went broke last August, will return to the air in 2011. The federal Labor Department announced that the airline will commence operations on January 24. The federal Transportation Department clarified that this will be “commercial operations only.” Flights will be restored at a... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 06 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 6 January) Representatives of Acapulco’s business sector have announced they are “fed up” with the inability of the federal Department of Transportation to complete any of its Acapulco projects on time. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 06 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 6 January) Gossip has circulated for months that part of the funding of the much boasted “Bicentennial Overpass” actually found its way into the Añorve campaign for state governor. Representatives of Guerrero in the national Congress, members of the opposing PRD party, now are calling on the National... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 05 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 5 January) Early January is a time when the state-owned companies like to raise their prices. Most consumers have their year-end bonuses, and are less likely to notice and complain. Gas goes up a little bit each month. Now, the price of regular is $8.84 pesos a liter... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 05 January, 2011
(Acapulco, JG 5 January) In their first meeting of the year, Acapulco’s City Council approved an additional indebtedness of $360 million pesos, bring the total debt to over a billion pesos. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 05 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 5 January) Just 44 days after the grand opening of the Bicentennial Overpass on Avenida Cuauhtémoc, the through lanes leading out of town were closed down for more than 15 hours on Saturday. One of CAPAMA’s water lines had broken. It was buried under an exit ramp of... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 04 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 4 January) Visitors to Guerrero for the Christmas-New Year’s holidays numbered 889,000, including Acapulco, Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa and Taxco, according to the State Public Safety Department. This counts arrivals by auto, bus and air, and includes both national and international tourism. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 04 January, 2011
(Acapulco, AN 4 January) The State Public Safety Department reports that in the first two days of 2011, members of the Tourist Police gathered 8 nests of Golfina sea turtle eggs at Acapulco beaches. Of the 763 eggs thus found, many were taken to the Naval Base, where they will... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 01 January, 2011
(Acapulco, NA 1 January) The corps of lifeguards that watch over Guerrero’s entire Pacific coastline numbers just 274. This is not nearly enough, according to tourist services providers in Acapulco. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 30 December, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 30 December) According to the Federal Police, Acapulco absorbed 3,120 more cars into its streets and avenues yesterday, as year-end revelers arrive in the City. The inflow was constant, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 December, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 29 December) Federal legislator Fermín Alvarado Arroyo has introduced a bill in Mexico’s Congress to remodel and renovate Acapulco’s historic downtown area. The budget of $20 million pesos is proposed for 2011, with the purpose of having the district declared a National Historic Site, and perhaps one of... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 29 December, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 29 December) The beaches of Caleta and Caletilla continue to be favorites of visiting tourists during all of the vacation seasons because of the calm waves and the variety of products and services that can be purchased there. Tourism experts explain that this area is especially popular with... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 29 December, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 29 December) Acapulco’s Director of Regulation and Events, Iván García Clemente, reported yesterday that so far no unfavorable incidents have been reported in any of Acapulco’s many nightspots. He explained that his department has 15 inspectors, who regularly check on the nightclubs and bars to ensure compliance with... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 December, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 29 December) The Consumer Protection Division of the Federal Attorney General’s office (PROFECO) has fined six restaurants in Puerto Marqués for price gouging during the high tourist season. Under the consumer protection law, the establishments can be shut down or fined anywhere from $150 to $500,000 pesos. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 29 December, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 29 December) Acapulco’s Tourism Secretary announced an 84% occupancy rate for Tuesday, a number that does not take into account all the “informal” accommodations offered in town, like apartments and villas. Several hotels in the Golden Zone reported that they were totally booked. This occupancy rate is almost... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 December, 2010
Three local business leaders report that the economic crisis of 2010 took its toll on the private sector, but that the situation now seems to be gradually improving. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 28 December, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 28 December) In a visit to Acapulco’s Department of Public Safety and Protection, Mayor José Luis Ávila Sánchez warned the traffic police that anyone discovered bothering tourists will be removed from the force. The notice came during a ceremony where the traffic police received three new tow trucks... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 28 December, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 28 December) December continues to be a busy month for cruise ship arrivals in Acapulco. Last weekend, two more cruise ships, with more than 4,000 tourists aboard, tied up at the town’s facility. This brings the total number during Christmas Week to four, which represents 9,000 visitors. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 28 December, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 28 December) The Black Lagoon at Puerto Marques, a protected ecological area, is under siege from construction projects. Recently PROFEPA (the agency that enforces the environmental laws) suspended highway work at the Puerto Marqués cloverleaf where the Scenic Highway intersects with the road to Coloso. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 27 December, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 27 December) Of all routes in Acapulco, the “Escénica” (Scenic Highway) is considered the most dangerous, with its curves and narrow shoulders. In 2009 there were 250 reported accidents on the Escénica, which claimed 20 lives. In 2010 to date, that number has risen to 350 accidents, with... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 27 December, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 27 December) Acapulco’s Secretary of Tourism Promotion, Jessica García Rojas, announced that in the first quarter of 2011 the city government will implement an intensive ad campaign with national media to counteract the ill effects of negative press in Acapulco. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 December, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 24 December) Acapulco’s daily, Novedades de Acapulco, reports that the all the LP gas filling stations in Acapulco are operating illegally and are ignoring safety measures. According to the report, the federal Energy Department must license LP gas filling stations after an inspection of safety precautions and procedures. ... more»

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