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The War in Acapulco’s Backyard

The Mexican resort city of Acapulco is a vacation destination for U.S. travelers and locals alike, but a short distance away from the beaches, a battle among Mexican authorities, drug cartels and indigenous communities is playing out.

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Bernandino Hernandez

21 Bodies Turn Up in Acapulco

Fifteen decapitated bodies were found strewn outside an Acapulco shopping center Sunday and six more bodies were discovered in a taxicab as a bloody turf war rages in the resort city over control of drug shipment routes. 

Posted on Jan 9, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / Jesús Villaseca Pérez

Unifying Mexico’s Police

In the face of news that at least 20 tourists had just been kidnapped in Acapulco, the Mexican government has announced the preparation of a plan to alter the nation’s police structure that would essentially federalize the country’s 2,200 local police departments under a unified command.

Posted on Oct 2, 2010 READ MORE


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