I know the state of Chiapas has been trying uber hard to win the title of the most dangerous place in Mexico, and it’s done hell of a good job at it, but Acapulco… Man! Things keep going from bad to worse there. The rate at which assassinations take place in Acapulco are off the hook and are getting worse. Acapulco is still hands down the most dangerous place in Mexico.
Here are a few photos of people killed by organized crime groups in Acapulco, Guerrero during the last week. One incident involved gunmen attacking two men inside a red and white VW Beetle taxi – one of them was the driver the other was a passenger he’d picked up. Two other men were killed in a garage on the Acapulco-Mexico Federal Highway at the entrance to the village of El Quemado. In broad daylight, a few men dropped their cars off in the workshop and when they returned to pick them up, they paid the workers with lead and fled. Another victim was an 80 year old man who was murdered while lying in a chair reading a newspaper. Two more men were executed while drinking beer and eating fish in the backyard of their home. Yet another home was targeted with a bomb – two people died, there was a third in the house but he survived with injuries requiring hospitalization.
Even when there are no posts from Acapulco for a few days, it doesn’t mean the days have gone without murders in this port city. It looks like Acapulco hasn’t had a day without bloodshed in eons. The city still safely clings to the post of the most dangerous place in Mexico without breaking a sweat.