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When was this gunfight that took place? Is there any documentation/links to support this? Wh ostarted thsis gunfights and who did they believe started it? Did people think it was the tourists or other people around the world?
- January 28, 2005. With a minute of Googling, you can help us find citations, rather than erase uncited work. There are numerous references:
- Drug Violence Rocks Acapulco, February 22, 2006
- Ejército y agentes federales sitian Acapulco tras balacera, January 29, 2006
- Tiroteo en México dejó cuatro muertos, January 28, 2006
- Balacera entre narcos y policías en Acapulco; versiones contradictorias, January 28, 2006
- Narcos y policías se baten a balazos en Acapulco, January 28, 2006
- - Eric 16:46, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
this reads like a review section. necessary? Dyukanon 18:05, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
Doubt on a section of this article
Read the third paragraph on Tourism, under Economy. Notice the part that says "Acapulco's reputation is that of a high-energy party town, where one can have dinner at midnight, dance until dawn then relax in the daytime on the beach crowded with sexy bodies in bikinis." (I'm pretty sure that this should be reworded... any thoughts? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:12, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
Overrun by narcos, once-posh Acapulco is in agony
Rival criminal gangs have hijacked this glitzy-but-faded Pacific resort, where the Hollywood Rat Pack once sipped martinis, Elvis filmed a musical comedy, Elizabeth Taylor wed (again) and starlets danced the night away.
Acapulco's newest arrivals are drug lords, and residents now cower from shootouts and keep a watch out for severed heads. Some visitors to the city simply vanish. Gunmen seized 20 Mexican men in broad daylight on Sept. 30. They haven't been seen since.
Occupancy rates have plummeted along the ghostly boulevard of beachfront hotels. Restaurants sit empty — or shuttered up.
The mayhem hasn't dulled the beauty of Acapulco, set on a semicircular bay flanked by mountains alive with bougainvillea, a stunning backdrop that made it the nation's oldest and best-known resort, "the pearl of the Pacific."
Violence has cast a dark cloud on many of the city's 800,000 residents, however.
"Everybody seems to be armed," said Areli Garcia Santana, a 22-year-old orthodontics student. "There are gunfights all over."
Even residents accustomed to the growing violence are spooked.
More at >>> http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/10/19/102275/overrun-by-narcos-once-posh-acapulco.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:00, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
- The word Coordinates appears twice in the infobox. Can this be fixed? Peter Horn User talk 02:26, 31 January 2011 (UTC)