Cops cordon off parts of streets where the carved up corpses lie strewn in the Mexican holiday town. Famed for its big beautiful beaches and as a playground for the rich and famous the city has descended into chaos as it became a battleground for warring cartels. Just yesterday a car filled with tourists drove past burnt and dismembered corpses on Lazaro Cardenas Boulevard in the city.
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Last month the US government told citizens not to go to the former party town as it was revealed Mexico suffered nearly 30, murders last year alone. Acapulco was once frequented by film stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and even members of the Kennedy family. It was even the subject of the Four Tops hit Going Loco Down In Acapulco which sang about how "the magic" in the town was "so strong". Then, while the kidnappers were distracted with her, Frank managed to get away.
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When they realised, the kidnappers went to look for Frank — giving Jennifer the chance to also escape and climb a tree, waiting there for hours until Frank brought police back to her. Following the attack, the couple filed a report with police and sought medical treatment back home, with Jennifer requiring emergency surgery. They are now speaking out to warn other tourists.
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They believe the fact they are fluent in Spanish helped them get free as they could understand what was being said. They had been so excited for their trip.
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Horrifying images show stunned beachgoers standing near the water as officials removed the body. Later that month, 16 people — including six police officers — were killed in two confrontations also in Guerrero, during a bloody gunbattle that lasted half an hour. Meanwhile, more than people have now been slaughtered in Cancun since the beginning of , as cartels continue to spread fear throughout Mexico.
Mexico remains popular despite the dangers. Picture: iStock Source:Supplied. Pre-pay your fare at one of the official taxi company booths located in the arrivals hall at airport terminals. Avoid trouble spots.
A person is abducted every two hours in Mexico. After Syria, it leads the world in kidnappings. DW spoke with families of missing persons about their plight and what they view as a lack of urgency from the government. Sprawling ranches and houses with escape tunnels seized from drug lords have gone under the hammer in Mexico's capital. Some of the properties, including one where a cartel chief was killed by his brothers, got no bids.
The image of drowned Oscar Martinez Ramirez and his young daughter is shocking. Norma Sarabia had worked as a crime reporter in the state of Tabasco for 15 years.
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