Acapulco, Another Mexican Drug War Casualty

A spike in homicides hits the beach resort’s real estate market
Bodies near Acapulco’s Caleta Beach Photograph by Bernandino Hernandez/AP Photo

Acapulco, once a teeming beach resort city, is now one of the most blood-soaked precincts in Mexico. A spike last year in gangland killings by drug cartels has terrorized residents and curbed tourism. It’s also made it even harder to sell real estate in a city already falling behind rival resort enclaves along the Caribbean.

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