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By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 03 December, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 3 December) Yesterday the State Highway Department (SCT) revealed that the “Bicentennial Tunnel” project would commence early in 2011. Department head Benito García Meléndez made the announcement. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 03 December, 2010
(Mexico, AN 3 December) The US Federal Aviation Administration has returned Mexico to its “Category 1” status as an aviation partner, meaning that Mexican carriers can once more establish new routes to the United States and recover their lost market share. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 03 December, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 3 December) Yesterday the “Robot and Robotics Expo” was opened in the Intenational Center of Acapulco, along with the First International Congress of Technological Innovation and Business. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 03 December, 2010
(Acapulco NA 3 December) In the small village of Tres Palos, several kilometers beyond Acapulco to the south, armed gunmen in a luxury SUV engaged in an exchange of gunfire with unknown persons around 7:30 pm on December 2. One young man was shot in the base of the neck,... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 December, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 2 December) According to local press reports, the governments of the United States and Mexico have signed an agreement with respect to the security and safety of tourists in both countries. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 02 December, 2010
(Chilpancingo, JG/AN 2 December) According to a survey performed by Mexico’s Census Bureau (called INEGI), 187 new cases of HIV and AIDS were reported in the state of Guerrero during the period January to June, 2010. This puts it third among Mexico’s states. Only the Federal District and Baja California... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 December, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 2 December) The Secretary General of the Acapulco City Government, equivalent to a Mayor’s Chief of Staff in the English-speaking world, has requested a leave of absence from his post. Vicente Trujillo Sandoval remained with the city government to help the transition between elected Mayor Manuel Añorve Baños... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 02 December, 2010
(Acapulco, ESu 1 December) Elvia Zavala Jiménez, general director of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Acapulco, foresees an economic recovery for the hotel sector in Acapulco, starting with the year-end rush and continuing into next year. "For the first time in ten years," she says, "we have no more reservations.... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 02 December, 2010
(Acapulco, ESu 1 December) Guerrero's Department of Tourism Development (SEFOTUR) announced yesterday a series of public relations workshops to counteract the negative press and bad image of Acapulco, which has arisen mainly because of drug violence in the outlying areas of the city. ... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 01 December, 2010
(Acapulco, ESu 1 December) Seventeen of Acapulco's civic and business organizations put together a forum for the candidates in the governor's race, calling it "The Citizens' Democratic Meeting for Guerrero." They invited the three major campaigns to participate in the event, which took place yesterday in the... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 01 December, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 1 December) The two main candidates for the governorship of Guerrero are friends, cousins, and until recently, faithful members of the PRI, the party that dominated Mexican politics for over 70 years and is staging another comeback. Agurre said, "I don't know if there are are any... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 30 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 30 November) Yesterday motorists were stalled for up to two hours at the crossroads of the Scenic Highway (linking Acapulco with the Diamond Zone) and the road from Puerto Marqués up to Coloso and on to El Cayaco. Construction crews have demolished the overpass and for several weeks... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 30 November, 2010
(Taxco, AN 30 November) On Thursday, December 2, in the zócalo of Taxco, the starting gun will sound for the second annual Acapulco International Rally. Fifty competitors will rally to Acapulco, including Ricardo Teviño, a celebrated rally driver known throughout Latin America. International drivers also will participate. Rallies award speed... more»
By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 30 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 30 November) Last Thursday the former rector of the Autonomous University of Guerrero (UAG), Arturo Contreras Gómez, was kidnapped and is being held for ransom. The University made an appeal to employees, teachers, students and parents to contribute to a fund to pay the ransom so that Contreras... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 29 November) Over two million tourists have arrived in Acapulco during the last ten years, providing an economic benefit estimated at US$200 million. This is according to the local port authority (known as API) on its web page. From 1999 to 2008 1,946,769 passengers arrived in 1,104 vessels.... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 November, 2010
(Mexico City, AN 29 November) According to Mexico’s federal Department of Transportation, in October 2010, foreign air carriers accounted for 81.3% of all passenger air traffic into and out of the country. In October of 2009 the equivalent statistic was 64.1%. ... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 29 November) The 29th International Convention on Mining confirmed yesterday its presence in Acapulco, according to acting mayor José Luis Ávila Sánchez and the event organizers. Over 8,000 participants are expected to attend the event, one of the more important ones for the country as a whole. No... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 29 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 29 November) Neighbors in phases 5 and 6 of the El Coloso housing project have complained that their domestic plumbing has collapsed because of repairs made by CAPAMA, as no water has been provided for over two months. “We have no more money with which to call in... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 27 November, 2010
(Chilpancingo, NA 27 November) Governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo announced he would convert the existing “Ministerial Police” into a “Forensic Police.” The ministerial police are subordinate to the office of the state prosecutor with the mission to investigate crimes once they have been committed and detected. The governor wants to turn... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 27 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 27 November) On the access steps to Condesa Beach, a water main break has been left to waste water for over 10 days. CAPAMA responded to those who reported the broken water line that people would come to make repairs. But those who came just took a look... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 26 November, 2010
(Mexico, AN 26 November) The Mexican Census Bureau (called the “National Institute for Statistics and Geography” or INEGI) has announced preliminary results from its June, 2010 census of the population. Detailed and definitive results will be made public in about three more months. According to INEGI, on June 12, 2010... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 26 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 26 November) According to Acapulco’s hotel operators, the current year has registered an overall improvement in average hotel occupancy, when compared with 2009. Last year was badly affected by the economic crisis and the influenza scare. In spite of negative press spawned by drug gang violence, the year... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 26 November, 2010
(Taxco, JG 26 November) The Taxco Book Fair opened yesterday with 21 events on the schedule, among them, the debut of four new books. Twenty cultural institutions, book publishers and book retailers have booths and presentations. This is the twelve annual edition of the fair. The fair brings together authors,... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 26 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 26 November) Yesterday Home Depot officially opened its expansive new facility in the extension of the Las Palmas shopping plaza in Acapulco Diamante, just in time to serve Christmas shoppers. The president of Home Depot-Mexico, Ricardo Saldívar Escajadillo, wearing the distinctive, orange Home Depot apron, cut the ribbon. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 26 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 26 November) In observance of the International Day Against Violence Against Women yesterday, two groups organized marches in Acapulco. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 26 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 26 November) This cartoon appeared in today’s edition of Novedades Acapulco. The Caption reads, “In Acapulco, the maxim of roadway education is ‘save yourself if you can!’ .” Many visitors will probably agree. By local custom, the right-of-way belongs to the city buses; if you do not give... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 25 November) The sixth annual International Festival of Film in Acapulco will kick off on December 7 with the film “Beyond the Wall,” directed by Luis Eduardo Reyes and featuring the last work of Claudio Obregón before his death. Honors will be bestowed on Fernando Lujan and Lorena... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 25 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 25 November) Inspectors from the Federal Environment Protection Agency (PROFEPA) closed down yesterday the clear-cutting being carried out on the hillside above Acapulco near the Botanical Gardens and Loyola University. The land belongs to the Secretary General of Acapulco, Vicente Trujillo Sandoval, but part of the project was... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 25 November, 2010
(Acapulco, ESu 25 November) In a speech to a civic group in Acapulco yesterday, state governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo said he was proud of his administration for managing to get the “La Parota” hydroelectric project into the federal budget for 2011, and said that “it did not come like manna... more»
By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 24 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 24 November) The Acapulco Philharmonic (known as OFA), will present its 8th concert of the second half of the 2010 Season on Friday, November 26, with a “Russian Gala” in the Juan Ruiz de Alarcón Theater in the International Center of Acapulco. Prokofiev’s march from The Love for... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 24 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 24 November) The Acapulco chapter of the Mexican Association of Travel Agents has calculated a 40% drop in air travel to the port, mainly from Mexico City and other national points of origin, due to the massive increases in air fares caused by the exit of Mexicana from... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 24 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 24 November) When the bicentennial overpass opened officially on November 20, traffic began to run more smoothly along Cuauhtémoc between the Maxi-Tunnel and Parque Papagayo. The mere cessation of construction created a great sense of relief for regular visitors to that part of town. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 24 November, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 24 November) Yesterday, the Secretary General of Acapulco, Vicente Trujillo Sandoval, denied that there was any illegal clear-cutting of protected forest on his land on a hillside above Acapulco. Press reports on Monday showed photos of the devastation of trees on land bordering the Botanical Gardens and Loyola... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 23 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 23 November) Helena Semikina, winner of the Miss Universe-Canada contest in 2010, visited Acapulco last week and promised to spread the word back home that the resort city is “very safe and very beautiful.” She added that she fell in love with Acapulco and wants to return... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 23 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 23 November) Although it was not a long holiday, last weekend produced with very good results for Acapulco's nightclubs, according to Fernando Reina Iglesias, one of the club operators. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 23 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 23 November) Last Saturday, a trial judge of the criminal court in the Bravos judicial district issued an order of house arrest, for 20 days, of the ex-convict Héctor Juan Figueroa Arraiga, who was detained and charged for the homicide and robbery of Daniel Allan Dión, a Canadian... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 22 November, 2010
(Chilpanchingo, AN, 22 November) The audit committee of the Guerrero Elections Board announced a review of all propaganda used by the gubernatorial candidates to be sure than no “dirty money” has filtered into the campaign coffers. If anyone appears to be using funds of doubtful origin, the same will be... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 22 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 22 November) In Sebastián Vizcaino Street in the coastal neighborhood of Hornos, near downtown, CAPAMA last week started water line repairs by digging up a 20-foot stretch of pavement. Since then, the project stands idle, giving the “Men Working” sign a touch of irony. Restaurants and homes on... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 20 November) One hundred years ago today, the Mexican Revolution began when Francisco I. Madero started a revolt against dictator Porfirio Díaz, who had held power since 1876. Issues included the right to vote, land reform, freedom from servitude, democratic process, education, food and a place to live.... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 20 November) By law, municipalities are required to make an annual report of government, mainly with budgetary and financial data, to the public and to federal and state agencies. Many municipalities simply ignore the requirement or provide the information long after the reporting deadline. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 20 November, 2010
(Guerrero, NA 20 November) In more drug war violence, several persons lost their lives yesterday in isolated incidents in Acapulco and nearby communities. In the Puerto Marqués traffic circle, Milton Carlos Palma Olea, also known as “El Kiry,” was found stoned to death. The incident occurred almost in front of... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 19 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 19 November) Local members of the state legislature have agreed to create a special investigative committee to look into the violent evictions carried out earlier this month in a community called “Expansion of Puerto Marqués.” The committee members will be made up of eight representatives from Acapulco: Víctor... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 19 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 19 November) The Acapulco museum called the “House of Masks” has been closed indefinitely. The building, which is owned by the city government, had been made available to the museum over its seven-year history. Last November, the city asked for its property back. Since then, the doors have... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 18 November) Residents in Las Playas have protested that repairs to the sewer and storm drain system in their neighborhoods have been abandoned. The contractor, “Constructora 2R” is contractually bound to complete the work by December, but for several weeks the project has been abandoned. The contracting agencies... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 November, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 18 November) Senator Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, committee chair of the Human Rights Committee in the Mexican Senate, has publicly criticized the acts of violence committed by police elements last week when 350 families were forcibly evicted from their homes in Puerto Marqués. The community known as “Expansion... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 18 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 18 November) In “Postal,” a low-income subdivision of suburban Acapulco, the residents have joined to chorus of complaints from other neighborhoods about the lack of running water. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 17 November, 2010
(Nairobi, Kenya, AN 17 November) Yesterday the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), meeting in Nairobi Kenya, announced that Mexican cuisine, together with French cuisine, have been added to the organization’s list of “Intangible World Heritage” traditions. The purpose of the honor is to foster the preservation of... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 17 November, 2010
(Mexico, NA 17 November) Of 16 cultural projects presented by the municipal government of Acapulco, only 4 have been approved for support from the federal budget. Among the requests left unfunded are the Nao Festival 2011, the annual meeting of “Writers of the Pacific” and the completion of the restoration... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 17 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 17 November) The Bicentennial Overpass, phase one of a project to connect the Maxi-tunnel to downtown with 10-lanes of access, will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, as scheduled, come what may. Workers are busy around the clock to put everything in order for the event. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 17 November, 2010
(Mexico, NA 17 November) The federal budget for 2011, recently approved by the national Chamber of Deputies, includes $2.49 billion pesos for phase one of the “La Parota” hydro-electric project, according to PRI deputy Fermín Alvarado Arroyo. All politicians are treating the subject with extreme caution, as the opposition from... more»

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