Saturday, March 31, 2018

Drug violence escalates in Acapulco

Famed for its beaches and as a playground for the rich and famous the city has descended into chaos as it became a battleground for warring cartels. Yesterday a car filled with tourists drove past burnt and dismembered corpses on Lazaro Cardenas Boulevard in the city. Last month the US government told citizens not to go to the former party town as it was revealed Mexico suffered nearly 30,000 murders last year alone.
The resort city is now at the center of a crime wave that has swept across the country with extortion, kidnaps and murder daily occurrences. Guerrero is one of the poorest and most violent states in Mexico, assailed by drug cartels and endemic corruption.

Murders in Mexico hit a record high last year.