January 11, 2007 |
Mexico deployed thousands of soldiers to military bases near here Wednesday to crack down on drug gangs responsible for violence in the tourist resort. A column of army trucks, Humvees and armored vehicles brought about 2,000 troops to Guerrero state, a major marijuana- and opium poppy-growing region.
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October 21, 2006 |
The principal suspect in three Ventura County slayings in spring 2004 was arrested Friday in Acapulco after a 30-month manhunt, authorities said. Rudolfo "Rudy" Negrete, 24, was being transported Friday by Mexican authorities from the coastal resort city to a federal prison near Mexico City, where extradition proceedings will begin, said John Clark, chief inspector of the U.S. Marshals Service in Los Angeles.
June 27, 2001 |
Armed men have kidnapped one of the leading U.S. businessmen in Acapulco, officials said. Real estate agent Ron Lavender was in a car on the resort city's waterfront when it was intercepted by two vehicles. Lavender was forced to get into one of the vehicles, City Councilwoman Gloria Maria Sierra said. Mayor Zeferino Torreblanca also confirmed Lavender's abduction. Lavender, an Iowa native, moved to Acapulco in 1954 and is one of its best-known real estate agents.
April 7, 2001 |
At least 100 college students nationwide contracted a respiratory disease while on spring break in Acapulco, Mexico, the government reported. All of the students reported getting sick about 10 days after returning home. Officials for the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta believe the disease may be histoplasmosis, a fungal infection that is easily treatable.
October 10, 1997 |
In the worst natural disaster to strike Mexico since a 1988 storm, Hurricane Pauline swept through this tourist mecca early Thursday, leaving at least 124 dead in the region--with some estimates twice as high--thousands homeless and untold millions of dollars in damage. Most of the dead were counted in and around Acapulco, a port city usually filled with carefree Mexican and foreign tourists.
April 14, 1996 |
I was adrift on a canary-yellow air mattress, floating around the pool, one hand trailing the cool water, the other holding a dog-eared copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Beautiful and Damned," when a deeply accented voice interrupted my reverie with that all-important question: "Perhaps Senora would care for a drink?" It was good-looking houseman, Marcello, from behind the patio bar, his starched white-suited figure shaded by a banana tree. Oh yes, Senora certainly would.