Photo: Violence in Acapulco
The fabled resort of Acapulco has just closed its bloodiest weekend and another stain placed on its reputation that may be hard to erase. In less than a day the city saw 27 killed, 14 of those were decapitated and gruesomely displayed at a nearby shopping center.
Though little of the violence and the fierce drug war battles take place in tourist-centric areas, many vacationers are getting scared off and who could blame them.
In less than a day 14 headless bodies and a 15th intact victim were found on a street in front a shopping mall frequented by locals. Also on Saturday six people were shot dead and all their bodies stuffed in a taxi, two police officers were also killed and four others in another part of the city.
At least 30,196 people have died in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against cartels in late 2006.