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November 4, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
It was the dead men who did the talking. And with their video-recorded confession, the mystery may have been solved of what happened to 20 men who disappeared after going on vacation in Acapulco and being hauled away by gunmen. Under heavy military guard, forensic specialists have extracted 18 bodies from a mass grave in a coconut grove south of Acapulco after the video popped up on YouTube. In the grainy video, two beaten, bruised men confess to killing the group of 20 and reveal where they are buried.
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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.
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October 3, 2010 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
Gunmen kidnapped a group of 22 Mexican men in the tourist resort of Acapulco, Mexican media reported Saturday. News reports said the group, from the neighboring state of Michoacan, was seized by gunmen shortly after arriving in the resort city Thursday. The accounts cited information from the prosecutor's office in the coastal state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located. Repeated attempts to reach state officials were unsuccessful. The motive was unknown. A man traveling with the group reported the kidnapping.
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April 14, 2010 | By Ken Ellingwood
A chaotic shootout Wednesday on a hotel-lined boulevard in the beach resort city of Acapulco left as many as six people dead, Mexican authorities said. Federal police officers patrolling the area came under fire after they heard gunshots and saw attackers shooting at two men in a car, authorities said. The gunmen also shot at other vehicles as they tried to flee, riddling dozens of cars with bullet holes. The victims included a woman and her 8-year-old daughter. No tourists appeared to have been killed.
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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.
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March 14, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
At least 13 people were killed Saturday, some of them beheaded, around the popular beach resort of Acapulco, just as foreign visitors have begun arriving for spring break. Elsewhere in the Guerrero state where Acapulco is located, 11 other people, including soldiers and suspected traffickers, were killed, authorities said. The dead in Acapulco included five police officers, authorities said, who were ambushed while on patrol on the city's outskirts about 2 a.m. Over the next four hours, the bullet-riddled bodies of eight men were discovered in three locations, police said.
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August 30, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Hurricane Jimena formed in the eastern Pacific near the Mexican resort of Acapulco, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm could become a major hurricane today. Jimena was about 285 miles southwest of Acapulco, packing winds of around 80 mph, and was moving west-northwest, roughly parallel to the coastline. It was the second hurricane of the 2009 eastern Pacific season to brush close to Mexico after Andres pounded the same area in June, flooding Acapulco and sweeping a fisherman to his death.
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June 8, 2009 | Ken Ellingwood
As if Mexican tourism needed more bad news, a weekend shootout left 18 gunmen and soldiers dead in Acapulco, the iconic if faded beach resort that has been working on a comeback in recent years. The hours-long gunfight Saturday night took place in a seaside neighborhood of homes and cut-rate hotels that is mainly frequented by Mexicans and sits several miles from the main strip of tourist complexes. Some guests were reportedly evacuated from nearby hotels, but no tourists were known to have been caught in the crossfire.
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October 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Tropical Storm Norbert strengthened well off Mexico's southern Pacific coast and could become a hurricane today, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Norbert was centered 250 miles south of Zihuatanejo, a resort town north of Acapulco. It had winds of 60 mph. But its northwestern path was taking it farther from land, said Jamie Rhome, a hurricane specialist with the Miami-based center.
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