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Mexico Boosts Aid for Easter Tourists

March 31, 1985|United Press International

MEXICO CITY — The Tourism Ministry announced that 10 organizations, including police forces and first-aid groups, will work in a joint effort to aid vacationers during the Easter holidays.

The Federal Highway Police will be in charge of the operation, working with other police forces, the Red Cross and private automobile associations.

Information and emergency first-aid booths will be set up along major highways leading from Mexico City to the Pacific Coast resorts of Acapulco, Ixtapa and Manzanillo and the Gulf of Mexico resort of Veracruz.

During the traditional holiday of "Semana Santa," the week between Palm Sunday and Eastern Sunday, as many as one-third of Mexico City's 18 million inhabitants head to the country, leaving the capital nearly deserted and devoid of its customary cloak of industrial smog.

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