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Daily Archives: August 23rd, 2011

by  Patrick Corcoran ,In sight

While many of Mexico’s tourist areas have remained separate from the bouts of drug cartel violence buffeting the country, the popular resort of Acapulco has emerged as one of the new hotspots of  organized crime

A bloody week in which more than two dozen people were killed, and five decapitated bodies were found around the city, is the latest marker of Acapulco’s decline. As Excelsior reports, many of those murdered in the resort were taxi drivers, who often work as lookouts for one drug gang or another. On the year, 42 cab drivers have been murdered in the city, according to figures from the newspaper Reforma.  

read full story  Click here: Mexico Struggles to Contain Acapulco Bloodshed