Category: Mexico

Police, soldiers swarm Mexico’s Acapulco, killings continue

In this May 11, 2016 photo, a roving seashell vendor walks past as a street musician serenades a local couple and marines along with local police patrol the shore of Papagayo Beach, in Acapulco, Mexico. Experts say Acapulco shows the limitations of the government’s security strategy. Federal police, almost none of whom are from the city, quickly get lost once they leave the coastal boulevard and ascend into twisting, hillside neighborhoods. Their heavy weapons are ill-suited to urban policing. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

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Mexico braces for strongest hurricane in Western hemisphere

People preparing for the arrival of hurricane Patricia board up a souvenir shop in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Hurricane Patricia grew into a monster, Category 5 storm and bore down on Mexico’s central Pacific Coast, on or near Puerto Vallarta, on Thursday night for what forecasters said could be a devastating blow, as officials declared a state of emergency and handed out sandbags in preparation for flooding. (AP Photo/Cesar Rodriguez)

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