Acapulco, full despite the crime and blockades

The attacks to bars in the tourist zone, the fire of two yachts in the port and the closing of the highway of the Sun do not scare to the tourism of the end of the year.

Acapulco began the last weekend of the year with a violent day with shootings, a fire and roadblocks, which did not stop the influx of tourists, which occupy an average of 90% of hotel rooms in the port.
Acapulco began the last weekend of the year with a violent day with shootings, a fire and roadblocks, which did not stop the influx of tourists, which occupy an average of 90% of hotel rooms in the port.

The acts of violence occurred early yesterday, when subjects attacked with bullets two bars located in the guarded avenue Costera Miguel Aleman, leaving a balance of three dead men and three wounded women.

The first attack, in which two victims died, was reported around two in the morning at the Mykonos bar located in the Magallanes district, a few meters from the Coastal Business Center 125.

In the place, a man was dead in the entrance to the bar, lying face down with shots in the head; He wore blue jeans with a black shirt and shoes of the same color. The other victim, also a male, died in the hospital to which he was transferred, when he was treated, due to the shots he received in his face and back.

In addition, three women were injured when they received bullets lost in the shooting, so they were helped by tourist police and paramedics of the Red Cross, who transferred them to a hospital.

Shortly after an hour, another attack was reported to the authorities, at the Cervecería Miguel Alemán bar, a few meters from the Condesa area and the La Diana bower.

In this aggression, a man was killed in the entrance to the bar because of several shots in the face; He wore a pair of jeans and a gray shirt.

The two attacks caused a strong deployment in which members of the Army, Navy, Federal Police, tourism and municipal police participated to protect the tourists who were in the establishments or near the crime zones. According to the authorities, the alleged attackers arrived at the bars on motorcycles, in which they fled after the attacks.

Authorities of the Secretariat of Tourism of Guerrero reported that the hotel occupancy in the municipalities that make up the Triangle of the Sun continues to reach 87.6 percent on average, exceeding by more than seven percentage points the occupation last Friday.

The head of the agency, Ernesto Rodríguez Escalona, explained that the municipality with the highest score continues to be Taxco de Alarcón, which obtained 92.1 percent, which means that nine out of ten rooms are being occupied by vacationers.

He also mentioned that the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo beach binomial reached 87.5 percent, while Acapulco maintained 87.4 percent, divided by area with 84.2 in the Diamond, 91.8 in the Dorada and 73 percent in the Nautical or Traditional.