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By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 17 November, 2010
(Tecpan, JG 17 November) According to the State Board of Elections, only 30% of those tapped to be polling officials have agreed to work in the upcoming elections. The reason appears to be the climate of insecurity in this region of the state between Acapulco and Zihuatanejo. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 17 November, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 17 November) In a classic case of lawlessness masquerading as free expression, members of the National Construction and Transportation Union of the CTM seized the offices of the Conciliation and Arbitration Board (JLCA) in Acapulco at 3:00 am yesterday, locking off access with chains, padlocks and dump trucks. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 16 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 16 November) Yesterday, more than 92,000 visitors to Acapulco for the long “Revolution Centennial” weekend departed for their homes. According to the federal tourism promotion agency (SEFOTUR), the economic inflow created by the wave of holiday travelers was an estimated $207 million pesos. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 16 November, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 16 November) Positioning himself as the “modernizer” of Acapulco, PRI gubernatorial candidate Manuel Añorve Baños pointed to the “bicentennial elevated highway” along Cuauhtémoc as a symbol of the investment and progress accomplished during his administration as Acapulco’s mayor. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 15 November, 2010
(Chilpancingo, AN 15 November) The General Secretary of the Government of the State of Guerrero, Israel Soberanis Nogueda, denied any drop in international tourism in Guerrero due to the cancellation of reservations. “At this time,” he said, “there are no cancellations” for the high season for international tourism that begins... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 15 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 15 November) The leader of the “New Expansion of Puerto Marqués,” the unauthorized community built on private land ordered destroyed by a court order last week, has announced that the group plans to ask the local legislature to impeach the judge who signed it. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 15 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 15 November) José Luis Ávila Sánchez, the interim mayor of Acapulco, denied allegations recently made by gubernatorial candidate Ángel Aguirre and reprinted in the press that the city is essentially bankrupt. “On the contrary,” he said, “we have no outstanding obligations with any employees. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 15 November, 2010
(Acapulco, ESr 15 November) Federally-licensed tourist guides, who specialize in meeting foreign visitors arriving by air or cruise ship and guiding them around the port, are at the point of extinction. This is according to members of a group of guides interviewed in the offices of the Acapulco newspaper El... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 14 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 13 November) Echoing the sentiment of many tourists from other parts of Mexico, visitors recounted to Novedades Acapulco yesterday that “Acapulco is a beautiful port with its beaches, its climate and its people; acts of violence do not obscure that.” This long weekend extends into part of... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 14 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 13 November) Businesses in the downtown area of Acapulco strongly protested against CAPAMA, Acapulco’s water authority, for a lack of running water that has been going on for nearly a week. CAPAMA had announced a cut-off of water for 24 hours while pipelines were replaced in the area... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 14 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 13 November) A survey conducted by Novedades Acapulco concludes that literacy is on the decline. In all of Mexico, the average number of books read, per capita, is slightly less than one per year, compared with an average of more than 20 books per person per year in... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 12 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 11 November) The modern sculpture of the portly “Sirena Costeña,” nicknamed the “Robust Mermaid” by critics, has been taken down from her perch in the traffic circle on the Costera Alemán at the connecting point with the “Vía Rápida.” The statue had been the target of vandalism, but... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 12 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA, 11 November) The director general of Acapulco’s daily newspaper El Sur, Juan Angulo Osorio, has declared that the recent attack on his publication by armed gunmen is part of the general violence that has shaken Acapulco in the last few weeks, but he added that he did not... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 12 November, 2010
(Zihuatanejo, AN 11 November) Whale-watching tour guides in the Barra de Potosí near Zihuatanejo are preparing to begin the seasonal excursions out to visit the passing humpback whales in their annual migrations south from the colder regions. The best time of year for spotting the creatures off the Pacific Coast... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 11 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 11 November) Yesterday in Acapulco, rumors spread widely, by telephone message, email and word of mouth, that some sort of attack was planned against children in schools. Several variations of the same fear circulated: some reported attacks and kidnappings in La Jardin or Zapata; others said a tip... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 11 November, 2010
(Puerto Marqués, NA 11 November) Yesterday Puerto Marqués was practically in a state of siege for ten hours or so as 1,200 state police moved in on 25 acres of land occupied by a community of squatters, people who illegally occupy the real property of another. The police were acting... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 11 November, 2010
(Acapulco, ES 11 November) Last night a group of gunmen used automatic weapons to shoot up the façade and the editorial offices of El Sur, one of Acapulco’s daily newspapers. Twelve employees including editors, copyreaders, designers and assistants in the editorial and advertising departments, were inside at the time. They... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 11 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 11 November) Yesterday the Acapulco Tourism Fair, a familiarization tour of Acapulco with additional features, came to a close among criticisms of the organizers. The forty or so travel agents, mainly from Mexico City, said that they were satisfied about the security of the port, but were disappointed... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 11 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 11 November) In an apparent failure of coordination and planning, the cruise ship Carnival Spirit arrived in port on Sunday, around the same hour as the inaugural campaign rally of Ángel Aguirre in Acapulco’s Zócalo. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 10 November, 2010
(Acapulco AN, 10 November) The Island Princess docked in port yesterday, officially kicking off the “high season” for cruise ships in the port. Forty-four cruise ships are expected to arrive during the three months of November, December and January. The Island Princess brought 2,114 passengers and 1,025 crew members. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 10 November, 2010
(Chilpancingo, JG 10 November) Governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo has announced that the PAN candidate for governor, Marcos Efrén Parra Gómez, has accepted his offer of security protection during the gubernatorial campaign, to the extent of an armor-clad vehicle and body guards. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 10 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA, 10 November) The 66th Annual Meeting of the Interamerican Press Society (SIP) took place in Acapulco. The group cited Mexico as the main problem in freedom of expression in the Americas because of organized crime violence in which journalists are assassinated with impunity. The intimidation of reporters inhibits... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 10 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 10 November) The many inhabitants of the Infonavit housing projects in the Alta Progreso district of Acapulco are tired of water shortages. The local water authority, CAPAMA, has announced yet another period of 15 days in which no running water will be supplied to a large portion of... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 09 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 9 November) The atmosphere was serious and tense in Acapulco’s Convention Center yesterday, when for three hours public officials, community leaders and concerned citizens discussed the problem of public security in an event called “Dialogues for the Security in the State.” The moderator was Ángel Corona Rodríguez, president... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 09 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 9 November) The undersecretary for Civil Protection in Guerrero, Nubia Sáyago González, announced that in the coming days a cold front is expected to bring unusually cold temperatures to Guerrero, including the coasts, Acapulco and the upper plains of “Tierra Caliente." Even though such climate changes are considered... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 09 November, 2010
(Acapiulco, AN 9 November) In Acapulco, police work is performed by no less than 10 different police commands, counting the military police, the investigative police for the various Justice Departments, the tourist police, the traffic police and the regular police forces at the municipal, state and federal levels. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 08 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 8 November) In recent weeks, over 135 large sea tortoises have washed up on shore, dead or dying. They are of the endangered species “golfina,” “black,” and “Carey.” The main cause is that local fishing boats refuse to abandon fishing techniques declared illegal for reasons of ecological protection. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 08 November, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 8 November) On Sunday, a large crowd of Acapulqueños marched along Avenida Cuauhtémoc in support of the “Guerrero Unites Us” coalition, which seeks the election of ex-PRI legislator Ángel Aguirre. Security and traffic control was provided by state police and the army. Municipal police were notably absent. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 08 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 8 November) In a recent press briefing, the Tourism Secretary of Acapulco, Jéssica García Rojas, expressed the opinion that timeshares, like all other “non-hotel” suppliers of accommodations, should take their fair part in the promotion of Acapulco. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 06 November, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 6 November) Popular Mexican song artist Susana Harp visited Acapulco to perform for the IV Nao Festival, which concludes this weekend. Upon her departure, the native of neighboring Oaxaca state, made a plug for local culture. She asked the youth of today to fall in love with the... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 06 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 6 November) Units of the city’s traffic police protested yesterday in the steps leading up to the Municipal Palace (on Cuauhtémoc by Parque Papagayo), to demand that arms and bullet-proof vests be issued to them as a protection against organized crime. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 06 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 6 November) Four family members of the disappeared “Michoacán 20” arrived in Acapulco and identified five of the 18 of the cadavers exhumed on Thursday in an abandoned field near “Tres Palos” in rural Acapulco. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 05 November, 2010
(Chilpancingo JG 5 November) The former leader of CETEG, the union locked in a struggle with the State Department of Education over labor conditions and pay for school teachers, Luis Muñoz Vázquez, reported that negotiations have commenced in earnest to freeze the arrest warrants that have been issued against union... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 05 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 5 November) The president of the Acapulco chapter of the National Chamber of Commerce has called upon all citizens and government officials to “accentuate the positive” about the good things happening in the port and the State of Guerrero, to counteract the negative impact of the reports of... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 05 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 5 November) Four traffic police died and a fifth was wounded after being attacked by gunfire from armed men riding SUV’s along the Bulevar Vincente Guerrero near the working class suburbs of Renacimiento and Zapata in Acapulco yesterday afternoon, around 2:00 pm. One of the victims was found... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 04 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 4 November) According to the president of the Acapulco Diamante chapter of the Mexican realtors association, Luisa de la Peña, no one has come to the point of trying to sell property because of the recent wave of violence sweeping the country. She admitted that sales have dropped... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 04 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 4 November) Reporter Onira Robles Girón of Novedades Acapulco published a glowing review of Guadalupe Pineda’s concert last night in the Parque Papagayo amphiteater. She shared the stage with the Acapulco Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Eduardo Álvarez. More than 1,000 were in attendance. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 04 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 4 November) The Secretary of Tourist Promotion (SEFOTUR) released yesterday the “official” numbers on the long weekend culminating on November 2 with the “Day of the Dead.” Guerrero welcomed 125,000 visitors, which led to hotel occupancy averaging 56.6% and an influx of $334 million pesos. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 04 November, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 4 November) Eighteen cadavers were located yesterday in a mass grave in a coconut field near the village of Tunzingo, several kilometers from Acapulco, where the previous day authorities found two men who had been shot in the style of drug gangs, together with a “narco message.” The... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 03 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 3 November) Preliminary results of census data gathered in 2009 show that employment of women has increased, especially in Costa Chica, to the south and east of Acapulco. The census bureau (INEGI) reports that women comprise 45.6% of Guerrero’s workforce overall, a sizeable increase over previous years. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 03 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 3 November) At dawn yesterday, three youths were shot in Renacimiento, a working class suburb of Acapulco, in what appeared to have been a drug deal gone bad. An armed group opened fire on them with 9mm and 7.62 mm automatic weapons. A number of packages of cocaine... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 03 November, 2010
(Acapulco, JG 3 November) At least 20% of Acapulco’s police force has requested to be released from duty because of the recent violence that has shaken the city’s poorer neighborhoods. The announcement was made by Rafael Alarcón Clemente, the head of the union representing policemen, firemen and government employees in... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 03 November, 2010
(Taxco, JG 2 November) Taxco’s famed silver merchants have “hit bottom” according to press reports quoting Guerrero’s Secretary of Economic Development, Silvano Blanco Deaquino. The government has offered assistance in the form of working capital loans both to organized and independent artisans, to help them continue to work during this... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 02 November, 2010
(Acapulco, NA 2 November) The spectacular opening ceremony of the fourth Festival of the Nao took place yesterday, evoking the memory of those great galleons that sailed the “Spanish Main” from Acapulco to the Philippines and return. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 02 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 1 November) Curiously, on the very day that most Americans are going to the polls to end one of the most acrid political seasons in modern history, in Acapulco, the race will formally begin. Old-style, “bandwagon” politics is the order of business, with lots of rallies, music, political... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 02 November, 2010
(México, AN 2 November) The finance ministry in Mexico has recognized that the price of unleaded gasoline in Mexico is just slightly under the average price in the United States. In the coming year, more price hikes are expected. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 02 November, 2010
(Chilpancingo, AN 2 November) With the consent of parents and school administrators, Guerrero’s Secretary of Public Safety will provide 15 to 20 gunshot drills (like fire drills) each month to schools that have requested this service from the state Secretary of Education. The idea is to train school children how... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 01 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 1 November) The local head of the Natinoal Migration Institute (INM), Mexico’s immigration authority, released information on deportations from Guerrero during the month of October. Maria Gloria Ocampo Aranda cited 10 cases: 8 of them from Central America and 2 from the United States. ... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 01 November, 2010
(Chilpancingo, JG 1 November) The State Secretary of Tourism Promotion (SEFOTUR) has released information that the state-wide hotel occupancy for this “All Souls Day” long weekend reached 69.9%. In the Diamond Zone of Acapulco, the figure was 81.5%. The city-wide average was 66%. Taxco registered 73.7% and Ixtapa 85.5%, with... more»
By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 01 November, 2010
(Acapulco, AN 1 November) Over the weekend, CBC news in Canada broadcast widely the case of Daniel Alan Dion, a 51-year-old Ottowa native who was found dead in Acapulco last Thursday. He had been missing for several days. ... more»

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