Tag Archives: Acapulco

Motorists Assaulted, Robbed on Highway to Acapulco

By MARK LORENZANA The Autopista del Sol, which connects Mexico City with Acapulco, the city and major seaport in the southwestern Mexican coastal state of Guerrero, has become a danger for motorists traveling along the busy highway due to constant assaults and robbery. On Saturday, Nov. 5, travelers were robbed by armed men on the Autopista del Sol, on the stretch between Acapulco

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Volaris Flight Cancellations Worsen Due to Reduction of Slots

By MARK LORENZANA The Mexican federal government’s decision to reduce slots (takeoff and landing times) at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) for the winter season continues to take its toll on travelers. Volaris, a popular Mexican low-cost airline based in Mexico City, canceled 74 flights — “operational adjustments,” according to Volaris — at the AICM between Tuesday, Nov. 1,

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Despite Package against Inflation, Price of Tortilla Increases

By MARK LORENZANA Despite the tortilla being one of the 24 products of Mexico’s basic basket included in the Package Against Inflation and Famine (PACIC), its price has increased from May to September of this year. On April 4, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced to the public a new price-control initiative — the PACIC – that established cost protection

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The View from the North: Ill Tidings South of the Border

OPINION By SILVIO CANTO, JR. Down Mexico way, a recent Reforma newspaper story is causing a lot of commotion and major concern. The original story was published in Spanish, but Pulse News Mexico published an analysis in English. It’s bad news, to say the least. As Pulse News Mexico’s Mark Lorenzana wrote: “The U.S. government has evidence that allegedly links members

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The Little Town that Could, and Did, and Then Didn’t, and Now Wants to Again

  By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS As a tourist destination, Iguala, the little town in the northeastern corner of the Mexican coastal state of Guerrero, gets a bad rap. Irreparably linked to the 2014 disappearance of 43 rural teachers’ college students who were allegedly disappeared by government forces in the nearby town of Ayotzinapa after they had commandeered a bus to travel

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Deployment of Mexican Army until 2028 Might Hit Snag in Senate

By MARK LORENZANA On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies approved a proposal to use the Armed Forces for public security tasks until 2028, but according to Ricardo Monreal, upper-house leader of the leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena), the proposal might hit a snag in the Mexican Senate. The initiative has been moved to the Senate, and is scheduled

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