Astudillo replies to damning newspaper article. Astudillo replies to damning newspaper article.

Post story ‘intended to discredit tourism’

Guerrero governor responds to story calling Acapulco 'Mexico's murder capital'

The governor of Guerrero and a high-ranking official in Acapulco have hit back at a damning report in a leading United States newspaper.

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Governor Héctor Astudillo charges that a story in the Washington Post that describes Acapulco as Mexico’s murder capital is part of a media campaign to discredit tourist destinations in the country.

The governor said the strategy was designed to dissuade people from visiting Acapulco and other Mexican tourist destinations and to maintain domestic visitor numbers in Miami, Texas and New York.

He also pointed to the updated travel warning issued by the U.S. Department of State which warns about dangers in Guerrero among other states as further evidence of a concerted effort to target Mexico’s tourism industry.

Astudillo recognized that there was a security problem in Acapulco but said that authorities are working to combat it. He also echoed speculation by the federal tourism secretary, saying he thinks that the strategy to discredit Mexico is a U.S. ploy to gain the upper hand in the current trade negotiations.

Astudillo’s views are shared by the secretary general of Acapulco’s municipal government.

“I don’t know where this kind of alert comes from or what it’s about. We don’t know if there are other interests, there is the free trade agreement, the wall, we don’t know what this is due to,” Daniel Meza told reporters.

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In response to the Washington Post story, Meza said that if someone is determined to insult a city or a person, one way or another, they will do it.

He also said there are cities in the U.S. with higher crime rates than Acapulco and that a downturn in Mexican visitors to the U.S. might be a factor in its posturing.

“. . . I don’t know if it’s the fact that a lot of Mexicans no longer visit the United States . . . and what they want is to prevent people from coming to Acapulco so that resources flow into the interior of the country . . . .”

He also said that authorities are attacking organized crime and crime in general head-on, emphasizing that there wasn’t a single criminal case related to tourists over the recent summer vacation period. Security for visitors is guaranteed, he asserted.

Hotel occupancy levels were high and there was a beneficial spillover effect to the local economy, Meza said.

“They criticize us and point out that Acapulco is violent [but] we didn’t have the tourism that we have now. People believe in Acapulco and by arriving here they show it . . . .”

The Post story described the city as “a place awash in crime of all stripes, where criminals no longer have to hide.”

Source: Milenio (sp), El Sur (sp)

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  • Mike S

    American tourists and ex-pat American retirees are not and have not been targets of Mexican drug cartels. If you are not involved in drugs or walking down the street drunk at night in bad neighborhoods flashing money, most of Mexico is every bit as safe as the US as far as violent crime goes. 26 million Americans visited Mexico last year; it is our number one vacation destination. Who wants to go to tacky Las Vegas, Branson, or over-crowed & expensive Miami on vacation? Canadians know this.
    If Trump tries and put tariffs on Mx imports to pay for his big tax cut for the wealthy, Mx could retaliate and charge a “tourist fee” or ban US GMO corn from Iowa. Trump is a buffoon. Maybe Mx should work on increasing tourism from Europe & Asia

    • Garry Montgomery

      It sure sounds like a Trump directive to make Mexico sit up and obey his whimsical demands. I’m surprised the travel warning wasn’t sent out on his Twitter account. The Washington Post doesn’t like him so it must have been an official “directive” from the State Department. Does Trump still control that?

      • Bonnie G

        The resorts in Cancun were poisoning tourists with bootleg alcohol. That area, which was once considered safe, has been the scene of cartel violence recently. The state dept added Chiapas. I was just there and felt safe, though there were German tourists and others who were robbed at gun point. The president has more important things to do than to worry about Mexico tourism. On the other hand, his job is to protect US citizens and to warn them of potential dangers in areas they may travel to. Acapulco has been on the list of “no go” places for a long time, not just since Trump became president. Your claim is preposterous.

        • Garry Montgomery

          Bonnie, your generalization is nonsense. Two resorts were found to have bootleg liquor, one of which is the largest all-inclusive in the world. So obviously the purchasing agent for booze was on the take. To make the claim that “all” of the resorts were handing out poisonous liquor is slanderous. Why would they? I work for a company that has 25 resorts from Cancun to Tulum and all alcohol purchases are made through reputable, licensed, bonded suppliers.
          The last thing any all-inclusive resort wants is sick clients. I’d say that the buyers of the two resorts incriminated are either in jail or at least out of work.

        • Garry Montgomery

          I didn’t make a claim. I asked a question. Your accusation about “poisoning tourists” is what’s ridiculous. You obviously don’t think very deeply.

          • Bonnie G

            Can I ask a question. Are you from the USA or are you a Canadian? Also, do you actually live in Mexico? This information will inform any replies.

          • Garry Montgomery

            I lived in the U.S. for 25 years and was NOT impressed with the legal system or the governmental system. I’ve visited Canada and find it a nicer place to live but only for half the year. I’m an Australian lawyer with a Mexican wife and we currently live in Mexico and have driven through every state, even the “dangerous” ones without any problems other than mechanical breakdowns but there was always a helpful Mexican to get us back on track. I doubt you can “tell” me anything about Mexico, the people, the legal system or the crime and murder rate. My opinions are based on personal experience.
            So, fire away, My Dear Bonnie . . .

      • Patricia Dolan

        NO, it wasn’t trumps fault it was a Russian directive.

  • cooncats

    The Washington Post is a bastion of fake news. Keep that in mind when you read their Trump bashes too.

    • lmontgom

      cooncats, can you provide evidence that the Post has published even one “fake news” story, let alone that it is a “bastion” of fake news? Mexico has a violence and murder problem, as well as long-standing political corruption and “mafia” (drub) problems, and I believe it will continue to have them as long as the US drug market exists. When political parties rely on drug lords to fund or supplement their campaigns, the people suffer. Money is seductive, and thousands of people desperate for jobs that pay a living wage — both in the US and Mexico — see drug marketing as a way to get rich. Some do. But to deny the problem is not helpful. I posted a piece on Facebook today from today’s NYTimes about a wealthy industrialists’ son’s investigative reporting and government harassment to try to stop him. Burying one’s head in the sand is not an adequate response to the drug issue (de-criminalize, control, tax!), nor is it for violence. The US State Dept issues warnings about dangerous places around the world (but probably is prohibited from including US cities).

      • Garry Montgomery

        When something has been proven over and over again, it becomes common knowledge and both the NY Times and the Washington Post are fake news purveyors. Their history (most recently) is all the evidence necessary. Unless you don’t follow the back and forths in the news cycle.

  • Güerito

    Yes, I’m sure the Washington Post is trying to make Mexico look bad to boost the Trump agenda. LOL

    Odd they’d pick out an article on Acapulco, which has been written off as an international tourist destination for at least five years. The governor has often pointed out that security forces in Guerrero are inadequate and that criminal gangs have the upper hand.

    (BTW – I posted the Washington Post article the day it came out here: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/us-warns-of-violence-in-tourist-destinations/

  • Stylez

    yeah, nothing to do with the murders, kidnappings, extortion and missing people.

    The scary thing about the data in Mexico is it is all being covered up. Only the rotting dead bodies in the middle of town are being counted and reported on(by reporters that are being killed for it).

    The rest no one reports out of fear of being the next victim.

    • W. Jones Jordan

      I’ve lived in Acapulco and travelled all over southern México (and once to the US) for over 20 years and that is nonsense.

      • Stylez

        You live in a gringo money bubble. you never deal with the real Mexico.

        • Garry Montgomery

          Ah, Stylez, how long have you lived in Mexico or is your total Mexico experience with hookers in
          Tijuana?

          • lmontgom

            You are getting meaner! If you can’t make a good argument, why post?

          • Garry Montgomery

            Where’s the argument? The comment was appropriate for stylez’s statements, I believe

        • W. Jones Jordan

          I am a citizen of México who taught English in a private shool here for 10 years. I think Garry Montgomery is right.

          • lmontgom

            About what?

          • Garry Montgomery

            “I” are you playing dumb or just not reading all of the posts? W. is referring to what you feel is mean to poor Stylez!

          • W. Jones Jordan

            Gary Montcomery replied to ‘Stylez’ after my note, “Ah Stylez, long have you lived in Mexico or is your total Mexico experience with hookers in Tijuana?” And I thougt that was likely. I spent some time in Australia and liked the country, the people, and the pollice –but I like Mexico more.

        • Patricia Dolan

          sorry but you are repulsively ignorant.

          • Stylez

            You are repulsively Ugly American.

    • Lloyd Le Blanc

      You should change your name to Mr. Negative to reflect all of the posts you put on here.

      If you do not live in Mexico or spend several months of the year you don’t know what you are talking about.

      Canadian news media also seems to publish only negative stories about wonderful Mexico.
      Especially the people.

      • lmontgom

        To all making similar charges and personal attacks: Those of us who live here know how wonderful it is on many counts. But those of us who’ve been exposed to the assassination of a US citizen in his home, as we in the Xalapa area have been, became aware that resolutions of murders is practically nil. State security people claim something like an 80-90% resolution, but they admit openly that many Mexicans are afraid to report crime even murder and that their crime/murder count varies from reality. One man in this area investigated the numerous crimes and murders in his area and none have been solved. Where do people go for believable information? To the drug lords! People who don’t report crime fear they will be targeted — either by corrupt police or the drug guys. This is a huge problem; denial is not the answer.

    • Beau

      True. The only ones disputing the truth about crime in Mexico are the politicians benefiting from it.

    • Patricia Dolan

      You have a serious case of Ostrich Syndrome. I highly recommend getting a passport and seeing the world before you die. You have bought into the american exceptionalism fantasy. There is a big world out there with centuries of culture that you might enjoying wrapping that coddled brain of your around. Your ignorance is showing.

      • Stylez

        Try living in Mexico without your money to buy a security bubble. You would suffer like the rest of the population, probably worse because they know you have family in the US that would start sending $ once they start cutting off fingers.

        • Garry Montgomery

          Absolute nonsense. Unless you’re an addict looking for supplies I doubt you’ll ever be confronted with narco gangs with murderous intent. No security bubble needed and very little money needed to live comfortably and safely. Viva Mexico!

          • lmontgom

            WRONG. Talk to Veracruz state police officials.

          • Garry Montgomery

            Oh? So you’d wander across the tracks in Chicago at midnight and stroll through Harlem in NY just as a tourist? C’mon “I” , get real. Vera Cruz is not “Mexico” and it’s hardly a tourist destination.

          • lmontgom

            For someone trained by one of the special forces, you seem to jump to unsupportable conclusions rapidly. What has Chicago or Harlem crime to do with the well-documented (but not as high as it should be if people were to report crimes they experience) crime in Mexico? You throw out sentences like “C’mon ‘l,” get real” that suggest more about you than your target. Where did you get this: “Veracruz is not ‘Mexico, and it’s hardly a tourist destination.” Thank goodness my state is not a tourist destination! We who live in the capital city, Xalapa and the artsy town nearby, Coatepec, value our fine orchestra, a museum of anthropology less grand in size but perhaps superior in selection and display of pre-Colombian artifacts, a climate that is almost perfect year-round, fresh vegetables and fruits from local sources and from around Mexico, etc. We came here to live, not to be tourists. I hope you will reconsider the tone of our postings. You say you love Mexico, but your attacks on reasonable people make you appear to be a monster. Please visit the wonderful part of Mexico where I and many other independent estadounidenses live because we do not want to live in a US compound located in Mexico.

          • Garry Montgomery

            For someone with a similar-sounding name, you must have lost track of where the conversation was going. I don’t get your point but agree with your choice of locations. I think you mistake irony and a touch of sarcasm where it’s due for being a “monster”. That’s not me. Viva Mexico!

          • lmontgom

            Garry: Since you complained about my posting, let me deal with your posting point by point. First, we do not have “similar-sounding names,” we have the same last name though we are not related. Second, the posting above says “I don’t get your point but agree with your choice of locations.” My point was a pointed response to this, from you: “Oh? So you’d wander across the tracks in Chicago at midnight and stroll through Harlem in NY just as a tourist? C’mon “I” , get real. Vera Cruz is not “Mexico” and it’s hardly a tourist destination.” Now that I challenge your unsupported charges, you Trump (say whatever come into your mind despite its lack of content and irrelevance to what has been said). Here is your response” …agree with your choice of locations.” So now you think Xalapa is OK? In your latest posting, you charge that I “mistake” irony and “a touch of sarcasm” for your being a monster. Which part of your insults do you want us to consider as “irony” (the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.” OR “a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.” OR “a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character’s words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.” Perhaps you meant the latter definition 😉 Re sarcasm: “the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.” That seems to me to be what you intended. In general, Garry, perhaps your being Australian factors into your language (“I’m an Australian lawyer with a Mexican wife and we currently live in Mexico and have driven through every state, even the “dangerous” ones without any problems other than mechanical breakdowns but there was always a helpful Mexican to get us back on track. I doubt you can “tell” me anything about Mexico, the people, the legal system or the crime and murder rate.” You told this same woman that she was stupid (I think…something like that) and this: “You obviously don’t think very deeply.” She had noted the sickening liquor sold at some resort(s).” If you are, as you say, a representative of tourism destinations, I urge you to clean up your language and find ways to make friends, not enemies; find a way to incorporate a person’s concerns into a civil response instead of attacking. I bet you are not an awful guy, but it would be helpful to you and us if your language reflected that.

          • Garry Montgomery

            That’s what I mean. You got lost in the reading of so many words and missed the point!

          • Garry Montgomery

            It’s blown over your head again. Where did your reading comprehension come from? Oops, forgot, that’s not on the U.S. education curriculum.

        • Patricia Dolan

          You are the one living in a bubble. You are deathly afraid of the boogieman south of the border. You really should turn your TV off. The US Government is the biggest Cartel on the planet. The US Government buys and sells more drugs; kidnaps, buys and sells more women and children into slavery and death; runs more ratlines, tortures, and kills more people than any other country on this planet. You have much fear to overcome. I feel sorry for you that you have to live with unfounded fears. You talk about Mexicans suffering? WTF. Mexicans are the happiest and most culturally diverse people I have ever met…..rich and poor. Mexican people value family which is sorely lacking in the USA. They have each other. You can’t buy that. Sorry man…….you know nothing about Mexico. Stay in your little bubble because you have nothing to offer.

          • lmontgom

            Patricia, as with others making wild-eyed assertions, show me any “proof” that the US government does all the bad things you said. Yes, reputable newspapers and more recently, some other investigative unit, said that the US government was involved in certain drug activity (earlier it was that the CIA introduced crack into the black community in Los Angeles, something the newspaper established to my satisfaction). The US government did illegal things to support the Contras against the legal government in Nicaragua. It did awful things in other Central and South American countries (but these need to be specified; it was not a general thing.) Corporations — i.e., Nestle (then a Dutch company, I believe) advertised and enticed women to buy its product for babies instead of nursing; poverty caused the mothers to add water such that the babies suffered from malnutrition), etc. — have been criminal but not prosecuted. Please, instead of throwing out crazy charges, be specific and be willing to provide evidence.

          • Garry Montgomery

            The U.S. government is not accountable to the people so nobody really knows what black ops there are but corruption is rife at the highest levels and having served in Special Forces I am aware that much of Patricia’s claims is factual and a “general thing”. That I can attest to but would not do so in the newspapers or on TV because I know what my fate would be.

          • Patricia Dolan

            I appreciate your comment Garry.

          • Garry Montgomery

            Support where support’s due, no?

          • Patricia Dolan

            It’s not always easy to stand alone and tell your truth, I rarely do for obvious reasons. It is always refreshing to find someone standing along side!! Enjoy the rain!

          • Patricia Dolan

            I’m glad you asked Imontgom. preface: I left the democratic party in July of 2016. I am neither republican nor democrat. Both parties are the same to me. They are equally corrupt. I seek the truth. On that note……
            I’m retired, living in Mexico 20 years now. I retired early. I research, read, dig down the rabbit hole. My passion is history. Only 6 corporations own all the media. These corporations have a symbiotic relationship with the rogue and black ops CIA (CIA just gave Jeff Besos,owner of WaPo, 6 million dollars). I only watch corporate news when I want to know what lies the establishment wants us to swallow (1964 Operation Mockingbird is stronger than ever today). Only 6 corporations own all the media. For that reason, I follow independent, citizen journalists, patriots who are not beholding to editors who dangle their lively hoods to keep their journalists in check, patriots who risk their lives to inform the people. Many have been killed getting at the truth, just look at the 3 investigators covering the Franklin Scandal, Gary Webb in particular. Those journalists alive today are now being targeted, demonetized and shut down on the WEB to keep the truth buried.

            The biggest story in decades that you won’t hear about on MSM is the Awan Brothers spying on congress. The reason it won’t surface on Lame Stream Media is because it would destroy the democratic party and all the big wigs at top levels. The story broke back in January and is growing logarithmically. It’s a CIA funded black ops involving ratlines. Take the Clinton Mena Airport Iran Contra Operation, Mena was a template, put that template on steroids. The CIA smuggles heroin, from Pakistan and Afghanistan to strategic ports of entry in the USA. Distribution is almost a giveaway. Doctors are pushers. Look at our Opioid problem in the US. In exchange we sell the Pakistanis and many others weapons. These ratlines run North to South, East to West in the US. They are strategically placed to do the most harm. Where arms and drugs are involved so are assassinations. We’ve intentionally brought into the US MS13 to do the dirty work, disposing of those who threaten to expose the operation. These gang members end up dead in the end but no one cares. The Awans are key in this operation. Hillary and her minions, George Soros, Anthony Weiner, John Podesta, DWS, Huma Abbedin, the Awans are just a few at the top of this food chain. The Awans were also inserted at the congressional level as IT to synch congressional blackberries to an outside server. For 14 years they collected secrets from 3 of our most sensitive intelligence operations. Our special forces have been dying overseas as a result of these leaks just for starters. These Pakistani nationals have been selling our secrets to Russia, China, Iran and many others under the watchful eye of our rogue black ops CIA. The CIA has drug and arms ratlines from Columbia and other countries south of the border as well. The CIA’s HSBC was just caught laundering millions for the Mexican cartel and others. A slap on the hand was what HSBC got.

            If you look at the Clinton cabal and go all the way back to Kosovo, Bosnia, Sudan, Libya, Syria, Haiti etc……The CIA and Clinton’s cabal (George Soros) have been disrupting and dismantling countries for their resources, the obvious oil and natural gas, but the less obvious and more horrific is the kidnapping of children. Many of these children were sold to Clinton Donor countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, and many of the other Emirates for child brides, sold into slavery. Thousands of other children’s organs were harvested. Organ harvesting is very lucrative. Each body is valued at over $5,000 dollars. The bodies must be alive for certain organs to be viable.The cabal pillaged through these countries without oversight because the black ops of the CIA is rogue and does not account to congress (the people). Haiti was Hillary’s latest harvest and she destroyed that country. Now she is busy dismantling the USA.

            We sell our raw Uranium to these countries and they send us back the spent uranium. This garbage comes in through our ports on the east coast from New York down to Miami. All these transactions occur illegally through diplomatic pouches. A diplomatic pouch used to be a bag, with maybe some papers and a computer. Today, a diplomatic pouch can be an entire container on the Maersk. These containers come into our ports unchecked through diplomatic immunity. This radioactive material is then used to lace everything from bullets to missile war heads. The crime Cabal is continuously making their fortune for themselves and the Military industrial Complex.

            What Americans don’t realize is that these disrupt and pillage operations overseas eventually came home to roost. The criminals that run these operations don’t care about our country any more than they cared about Haiti or the rest. They are soulless power hungry sociopaths. That same template originating in Mena and used overseas is being used here in the US. Look at Homan square in Chicago. Black men have been disappearing off the streets for almost 2 decades and their organs harvested. That story broke last year when they found gutted bodies and discovered the hospitals involved. The number of Pakistani doctors here in the US is staggering. There is a reason for that. Organ harvesting occurs all over the US now, illegally. Most overdoses become donors. There is no end to it and it gets worse. Look into how our veterans are reaping the rathe of this operation. It’s disgraceful. Children are disappearing off our streets by the thousands every day. Many are taken by our very own organizations in place to protect them like CPS. Our own american babies are being sold into slavery, used as sacrificial offerings in satan worship ritual, and their organs are also being harvested.

            This is just a nut shell of the bigger story. I just barely scratched the surface. Most of these operations are very compartmentalized. Not all at the bottom levels realize that they are part of a crime syndicate. Those that open their eyes to what is happening, the whistleblowers, the investigators, end up dead, usually days before testifying or days after posting a story. The Clinton body count is no joke. Clinton is just a small cog in this machine too. If you look beyond these horrors you will see that our government is a self serving corporation. The NWO is advancing rapidly.

            I am the daughter of a top level CIA official. I was born and educated in Europe. My father was US liaison to President de Gaulle in Paris, his right hand man after the French kicked the US military out of their country, he was asked to stay. He was President Diem’s right hand man (the puppet the US installed) in Vietnam until the day Diem was assassinated. He was also a top level agent at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers of Europe). I have been privy to the truth from Vietnam to the current state of our Union and I’m disgusted. Now I live in Mexico for peace of mind. I usually only tell my story if asked but when I hear uneducated and less traveled fools slam the rest of the world with their american exceptionalism it makes my skin crawl. Thanks for listening.

          • lmontgom

            What a history you have. I agree with you that under-educated and less traveled estadounidenses or probably people from any country fail to understand how the US stacks up in comparison with other nations. Bernie Sanders tried to educate the electorate on what “socialist” means to him. I am a native of Arkansas and heard the things you mentioned about the Clintons. I won’t comment further. I had never heard of the Franklin Scandals, so I read a bit about it and can say only that Gary Webb, the San Jose Mercury reporter who spent many months (maybe 2 years) researching the CIA-crack story, had nothing to do with the Franklin story. His was an unnecessary tragedy; the editor of the paper at the time was a longtime, very close friend of mine. I still hold him responsible for Gar’s death. So I know this whole story, start to finish, well. I wish you well. I live in Coatepec and love Mexico.

          • Patricia Dolan

            You are right Imontgom. I was confused. It was retired FBI agent Ted Gunderson who’s life’s work was this case and uncovering many truths…….at his peril. The Franklin cover up involved pedophelia and satanism throughout Government high and low. This story would never be able to see the light of day. It’s a fascinating story. Too bad we didn’t have the internet back then! He was suicided too. I agree Gary Webb’s death was untimely and it was a tragedy. He was a great man. I live in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. Love Mexico too…….

          • Garry Montgomery

            So with all the bad things that you list, why would anybody believe it’s not still going on as Patricia has stated, non wild-eyed.?

  • frankania

    For gringos, Mexico is much safer than the USA (unless your are a DEA agent, or a drug smuggler, which is the fault of the USA drug-war). I have lived in Mexico for 29 years, and have been pick-pocketed once on a crowded subway, and had a cellphone and empty gas tank stolen from my unlocked house.

    • Garry Montgomery

      Right on! After 25 years in EEUU I was heading for Belize to retire and then I “discovered” Mexico when my car broke down 80 miles south of the border. Viva Mexico!

  • Garry Montgomery

    O.K. So how about an international travel warning against Chicago? That’s the murder capital of the world, both gang-related and random. The U.S. criticizes it’s neighbors but doesn’t mow its own lawn!

    • Bonnie G

      I am pretty sure that no one believes that the south side of Chicago is a tourist destination. So, once again, your claims are ridiculous. Governments err on the side of caution. William, who is a long time visitor, knows where to go and where not to go in Acapulco to be safe. However, a first time visitor may not be aware that they are in a place where the cartel operates.

      • Garry Montgomery

        Chicago advertises “Chicago, the Windy City”. It doesn’t issue any warnings about the “south side” to avoid. Nor does LA or NY. My statement stands. There are more murders in just those 3 cities than in the whole of Mexico’s tourist spots. Don’t even mention Miami!

        • Bonnie G

          Have you ever been to the USA? You really do not know what you are talking about.

          • Garry Montgomery

            Ah, Bonnie. The shallow thinker with biased opinions. You sound “white” but your vocal rants are Southern. So, a white racist, maybe? Oh, but if you’re biased you wouldn’t realize the truth of the question or be able to answer it in an unbiased manner. So?

          • lmontgom

            Whether you know what you’re talking about it debatable; that you are rude is clear.

          • Garry Montgomery

            TNo waffle, to the point and I don’t tolerate idiots. Is that rude or to the point cousin IMO?

        • King Trollo

          how can that be when mexico city on its own has 3,000 murders a year? youre a clown

      • King Trollo

        hes calling chicago the mcotw. guy is nuts

        • Garry Montgomery

          Ah, troll-boy your bias is showing.

          • King Trollo

            sure, its the murder capital of the entire world with a murder rate far closer to 1 per 100000 than 100. so obvious

          • Garry Montgomery

            narrow it down to which race is killing whom and wake up to your blindness!

    • King Trollo

      you know full well that isnt true, chicagos just an easy target. the media have made it acceptable to make crazed claims about that city which is exactly what youre doing

      its murder rate is laughably low by mexican standards where many murder victims dont even make the stats. not sure why youre spouting this rubbish

  • William Stuart

    I am a long term visitor to Acapulco. (35+ years) I do not think that there is any more violence here than in my home city of Toronto. Drug problems are in every city/country.
    It is also a major problem that the Canadian Government Travel Service also thinks that Acapulco is not a safe place to travel to. Mexico MUST do more to get these designations removed as soon as possible for the benefit of my second home city, Acapulco.

  • Patricia Dolan

    Washington Post is FAKE NEWS.

    • lmontgom

      As I said to another who made this charge, show your cards. What evidence can you post to support your claim? Or are you spreading fake news?

      • Patricia Dolan

        It was the WaPo manipulating the CIA’s (non evidence) claim of WMDs in Iraq that got us into the mess that we are in today. Everyone knows that. They even printed a retraction and apology years ago. The CIA just endowed the WaPo’s Jeff Besos with $6 million dollars. I don’t suppose you know what that is for? Have you heard of Operation Mockingbird? Do some digging. You will find that the WaPo is a mouth piece for the CIA and their propaganda. You can be sure that what ever is in print is only what the establishment wants you to know, is usually only half the story and many times quite the opposite of the truth. WaPo is on par with CNN…..fake.

  • lmontgom

    After leaving this story, I read in this newspaper that US toursism to Mexico is UP! Yet:

    The airport in Colima — the state with the country’s highest homicide rate
    — saw a 62% drop in international passenger numbers while Villahermosa
    and Veracruz also experienced double-digit declines in the first half
    of the year.
    Airports in Acapulco, Guadalajara and Mérida are among others that experienced low growth rates

    • Garry Montgomery

      But tourism IS up and in the safer areas. So much for all the scare tactics. Americans who vacation see great value in Mexico and if they’ve been once, they come back.

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