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State Public Safety Boss: Acapulco is not a “Danger Zone”

By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 16 June, 2011

(Chilpancingo, AN 15 June) The State Director of Public Safety, Ramón Almonte Borja, rejected that the level of insecurity in Acapulco makes it a danger zone. “There,” he assured the public, “the issue is the confrontation between gangs, and this does not affect the general society. This is different from Tierra Caliente [the mountainous region of Guerrero close to the border with Michoacán], where the situation is critical because of kidnappings, extortions and protection rackets, from which not even the street vendors are safe.

“Acapulco is not considered a danger zone. Acapulco is a struggle among conflicting gangs. It is not a fight that involves the common citizen or in which there is a risk that the people who come here to visit might wind up being attacked,” declared Almonte Borja.