Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Hector Astudillo Flores, governor of Guerrero, called for “strengthening the response in regards to insecurity” that exists in the state, but the help of “each and every one” is needed, he said, it should “enter a stage where we talk less everyday” to encourage tourism and employment.
Astudillo Flores said that it is necessary to make a “silent agreement”, to speak well of Acapulco, as is what had happened in Zihuatanejo.
“We want them to help us, for people to talk less about the unfortunate circumstances that the state of Guerrero lives through. I was struck by what someone said the other day in Zihuatanejo: that they were well aware of what they live through, but that they were interested in having tourism and places of employment, and therefore every day in Zihuatanejo, everyone made an agreement of silence to the effect that tourism filled to 100%. I think that the media play an important role, especially the local ones,” he said.
In the end, he sarcastically commented: “Thanks to all who are dedicated in bringing bad promotion to Acapulco. Thanks.”
In addition, the governor said that all of the incidents that happened on vacation were committed between organized crime gangs, “they never attempted against tourists or civilian workers; they were always matters of paying quotas.”
During the holiday period, there were 62 murders in Acapulco related to the dispute of territory of organized crime, despite the police operation that was conducted with the participation of 4,459 marines, soldiers, and policemen.
Source: Michoacán 3.0