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WORLD
September 19, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - Rescue teams were searching Thursday for an estimated 68 people believed buried in a mudslide after multiple storms battered large swaths of Mexico, killing nearly 100 people nationwide and leaving thousands stranded or homeless. While much attention was focused on tourists caught in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, grimmer reports emerged from villages in that hard-hit region of Guerrero state, which were largely cut off from aid and may have suffered large-scale devastation.
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NEWS
September 19, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - Rescue teams were searching Thursday for an estimated 68 people believed buried in a mudslide after multiple storms battered large swaths of Mexico, killing nearly 100 people nationwide and leaving thousands stranded or homeless. While much attention was focused on tourists caught in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, grimmer reports emerged from villages in that hard-hit region of Guerrero state, which were largely cut off from aid and may have suffered large-scale devastation.
WORLD
April 21, 2011 | By Tracy Wilkinson and Cecilia Sanchez, Los Angeles Times
The ritual exodus from Mexico City for Easter holidays usually launches around Palm Sunday, then shifts into full gear by right about now. This congested capital of about 20 million people virtually empties out, blissfully so for those who remain. But this year there have been signs that Mexicans were reconsidering their holiday travel patterns. And that bodes ill for public faith in the government's efforts to make the country safe. With a vicious war against drug cartels claiming hundreds of lives a month, and with that violence moving into traditional tourist areas such as legendary coastal enclave Acapulco, some Mexico City residents have decided it's better to forgo the annual spring trip and stay at home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2002 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Javier and Salvador Parra, brothers who lived and worked together, and died together in a puzzling shooting last week, were remembered Friday night at a wake. The brothers' bodies will be sent Monday to their hometown near Acapulco, Mexico. They will be buried in the municipal cemetery in Acapulco after a viewing at a local funeral home. Money to send them home came from a state program that provides victims of crime with funeral benefits. "In life, they were always together.
TRAVEL
December 17, 1995 | Hillary Hauser, Hauser is a free-lance writer based in Summerland
Improvising truly awful lyrics to the Chuck Berry song "No Particular Place to Go," we meandered our way north from Acapulco on Highway 200. Our rented van was packed with surfboards and gear, all windows wide open to blow away the intense heat and humidity of a Mexican September. "Ridin' around in our automobile, Bruceee Raph is at the wheel . . ." someone sang. On our left we got occasional glimpses of magnificent blue sea coves, interrupted by houses and jungle greenery that lined the road.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
The owner of Mexican restaurant chains Chevys Fresh Mex, El Torito and Acapulco filed for bankruptcy protection, pressured by years of slipping sales and the country's economic malaise, executives said. RM Restaurant Holding Corp. in Cypress filed a Chapter 11 petition Tuesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, listing $272.2 million in assets and $250 million in debts. Its revenue had fallen to $478 million last year from $553 million in 2008, the first full year of the Great Recession, as fewer customers dined at its 178 restaurants, according to the filing.
WORLD
March 14, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
Three people associated with the U.S. Consulate in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez have been killed in drive-by shootings, U.S. officials said Sunday. Two of the dead were U.S. citizens, and the third was the Mexican spouse of a consulate employee. President Obama expressed outrage at the slayings in a statement from the White House. FOR THE RECORD: A subheadline on an earlier version of this article said a U.S. Consulate worker and his wife had been killed.
WORLD
October 18, 2010 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
It's one of the more puzzling episodes in a drug war heaped with unsolved cases: 20 Mexican men travel to Acapulco together and are kidnapped en masse as soon as they arrive. Two weeks later, there has been no trace of the men. Investigators have yet to announce any good leads, even though two others from the group were not taken. Against the backdrop of Mexico's extraordinary drug violence, it's tempting to write off the Sept. 30 disappearance as another grim skirmish between rival traffickers.
WORLD
February 5, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY -- Six Spanish tourists on vacation in Acapulco were raped by masked gunmen who burst into their lodgings in the middle of the night, roughed up their companions and made off with cash, laptops and other valuables, authorities said. The attack early Monday on what was in Mexico a long holiday weekend came as the one-time tourist mecca struggles to salvage its reputation. Acapulco, faded gem of Mexico's Pacific coast, has become one of the deadliest cities in the country as rival drug traffickers fight for control.
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