Sunday, November 10, 2019

Acápulco: 45 Tourists Robbed in Hotel Diana Lobby

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia y SinEmbargo y RadioFormula
Armed men assault hotel lobby in Acápulco; they take 32,000 pesos, luggage and belongings from tourist group. A total of 45 tourists were victims of the robbery in the lobby of the Hotel Diana Acapulco.


Three armed men assaulted  a group of  hikers  from the municipality of  Nezahualcóyotl , in the  State of Mexico,  when they registered at a  hotel  located one block from the Costera Avenue  , in the Magallanes subdivision of Acápulco, Guerrero.

The director of the Tourist Assistance and Protection Center of Acapulco (CAPTA), Jondalar Castillo, confirmed that the visitors were treated in that office where they were guided and accompanied to  report the incident to the Special Prosecutor's Office for Tourist Assistance.
According to police sources, the report of the theft was given to the emergency number 911 at 7:30 in the morning. Tourist police officers arrived at the scene responding to the complaint of the victims, who indicated that the three armed men arrived at the lobby of the Diana Acapulco hotel, located on Francisco Pizarro street, which they had just arrived to stay when they were held up and 32 ,000 pesos were taken plus belongings. 

The two mostly directly deprived tourists were Irene Moreno Guerrero and Julio Martín Fuentes Mendez.

Castillo Jondalar pointed out that the group of 45 people had a reservation deposit at the hotel, so after reconciling between those affected and the management of the hotel who gave them a cheaper rate. "They reached a monetary agreement to cover the remaining nights supporting the tourists with a lower balance so they can stay as normal as planned."

He explained that because of the assault they could not settle the outstanding balance of the reserved rooms, so it was worked out between the two parties to support the visitors.

The tourist police took the hikers to the CAPTA where they were oriented and took them to the Prosecutor's Office to file their complaint, in which it was learned that they may have pointed out that the manager of the lodge was a possible accomplice of the assault.
This is not the first time that a similar situation against visitors occurs in Mexican tourist destinations. A few days ago, a Spanish tourist was taken hostage during an assault on a passenger public transport van between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, in Quintana Roo, and was subsequently released after being repeatedly raped. (See my post from a few of days ago)

It was reported that the 26-year-old woman, originally from León (Spain), appeared in Cancun and was transferred to the premises of the Attorney General of Quintana Roo in that city to give her statement to the authorities.

The events occurred in the morning and during the search and location operation of the Spanish tourist, a helicopter from the Navy Secretariat was used.

According to data collected, the public transport unit left from Cancun and a man with a backpack climbed aboard and  took out a long gun with which he threatened the passengers to assault them. He made several robberies while he had the woman hostage.

44 comments:

  1. Perfect exmaple of: If YoUr NoT InVoLvEd In ThOsE TyPe oF AcTiViTiEs NoThINg WiLL HaPPen To YoU.

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    1. Lmaooo im dying

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    2. I don't know if the tourists were involved, but the hotel manager could have been involved.

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    3. Back to typing 101

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  2. Terrorist designations of Mexican drug cartels entered into legislation in the House. Let us see how far this gets H.R.1700 - Drug Cartel Terrorist Designation Act
    116th Congress (2019-2020)

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    1. What would that make Americans who buy what they sell?? Accomplices to a terror organization? Let us see how far that gets.

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    2. @ 1:41pm? WTF you talking about? If the US designates the cartels as terrorist organizations the US military be across that border in a heartbeat wiping those meth heads out and the drones will be leveling their hideouts....don’t get caught hanging and partying at one when the shit hits the fan.

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    3. @1:41 an argument could be made for the distributors that buy directly from the cartels. Dealers that buy from a distributor that purchased from a cartel would have plausible deniability because they could claim they thought the drugs were produced with the US. The addicts themselves would not be culpable because chemical dependency is not terrorism. Should be #obvious

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    4. 5:21 you almost convince me but the average "drug" addict can bring down an entire cell. All with wire tap and being a snitch. That is how many mid level distributors get taken down... because of that crackhead. The law will use everything to bring everybody down. Kinda crazy right to think a cokehead having a good time at a club could be charged with aiding terrorism. But belive me that will happen. What about the radio stations that play paisa corridos? Narco corridos could be banned as now being categorized as terror corridos?

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  3. To my dumb friends that love Acapulco like me but live in denial and say it’s not in the tourist sine. BB barely covers Acapulco.

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    1. 1146 you have dumb friends, way to go, you also need smart friends from BB, Sol is an expert manta reader, Chivis knows a lot about Mexico.

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    2. Singing to the choir, my friend.
      NONE of the people I know who regularly go to and love different places in Mexico even want to know the real news. They say that " I am being NEGATIVE". Why on earth would I WANT to be negative about a place and people I have loved and lived with for YEARS ? They refuse to read BB, the refuse to have the basic understanding of what BB is about, nor are they interested one iota of having some realistic info about where they are going or what they might be driving through or into. Of course, interacting as little as possible with real Mexicanos in their own environment isn't high on their priorities either ; and by that I mean really interacting with them, sharing meals in their homes, going to their familial gatherings, Quincis, weddings and yes , FUNERALS. Listening to what average families are going through in this hideous episode in time and what they try to do to shelter their children , run their businesses, their farms, ranches etc, which is currently pretty heartbreaking.
      We do cover Acapulco, but we are literally running to cover one outstanding crisis after another. BTW: this was a Mexican tourist group, they are not immune to the level of corruption by any means.

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    3. Yaqui: Excellent post....I have also known those denial type American citizens (some are young kin) who have little hard life experiences or ever been challenge to experience what the underworld is really like. Im my eyes, these youngsters look like bump kind with targets on their backs.
      Mexico-Watcher

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  4. Killing off Tourism little by little

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    1. What people with your logic fail to understand is that even with all the tourism money invested by foreigners it hasn't put a dent in the divide that exists by wealthy and empoverished. The only thing that ruining the tourist economy is gonna do is ruin the wealthy continued money making....the impoverished are already impoverished and reducing their piece of the pie isn't gonna make them anymore impoverished that it leads them to desperation, they already there...now the wealthy can't stand even half of their take beign ripped off, just see how usas wealthy take to increased tax hikes, they literally sob at the thought

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    2. By the way I love Acapulco. Since I love it that tells you i go there, but the difference between me and you is that I don't identify with the wealthy like you do so much so that you are inconvenienced by these developments to the point that you want the gave nots to be good losers and let the world enjoy mexicos tourists attractions while it's residents who sometimes live blocks from trendy hotels struggle to buy tortillas but have guns and weapons available to take matters into their own hands

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    3. the 45 "tourists" are far from wealthy staying in a crap hole hotel. They are average Mexicans trying to enjoy Acapulco like many both lower and upper class. As you can see, being robbed at gun point is a bit of an inconvenience for them.

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    4. Racism rears it's ugly head.

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  5. Mexico is run from top to bottom by Mexicans. They have created a hell on earth out of a beautiful and rich country. Now they want to come to the US and start to run things. We even have one running for president. Mexican - where will you run to then?

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  6. I thought Borderland Beat was about news related to narco?

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    1. Duh it's related to cooking.

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    2. Narco = Organized Crime = Money = Corruption at every level = Human Rights Issues , cross Border issues and on and on.

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  7. Its a slow death for Acapulco tourism

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  8. No viajo Mex 200 más allá del aeropuerto en Zihuatanejo. Ninguna gente que conozco irá a Acapulco. Los soldados están jugando a los perros falderos deteniendo indocumentos cerca de la fontera mientras los terroristas deambulan en libertad. Solíamos ver pasar un convoy de SSP y un convoy de puertos deportivos todos los días. Ahora no vemos a nadie y chisme dice que nuestra área es como un centro turístico para criminales. Todo el trabajo peligroso aquí que hizo el Dr. Mireles no ha servido de nada. Un campo de pescadores tenía camionetas y los sicarios robaban motores fuera de borda, dinero, incluso lavadoras y productos electrónicos. Electromesticos Esto ocurrió hace 3 semanas. Muy poco de este crimen se observa en los periódicos y la televisión. Tienen miedo de denunciarlo.

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    1. Exactamente amigo,
      Gracias como siempre para su comentarios Desde Tierra Caliente !

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  9. Don’t know why anyone visits Guerrero either way this place is a dump now compared to what it use to be when Beltran Leyva was in charge, the only reason I go visit family is because the women are easy there.

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    1. well atleast your being honest

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  10. Video? Every hotel lobby has video.

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  11. Tourism in Mexico is a rich influential people's business,
    Let it all go to hell...

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  12. Chava and Infohiker know the news. Our best relaters of Acapulco.

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  13. BB covers Acapulco extensively in the Guerrero post. go there to get more.

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  14. Well, here we go again. I keep telling my "Americanized" kin to avoid Mexico as a tourist spot. This incident vindicates my warnings yet again.

    Mexico is bound and determined to destroy a "renewable" source of worldwide tourist income and a source of income for all kinds of poor people.
    AMLO, kissy, kissy on the bad guys?
    Mexico=Watcher

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  15. Wait till this happens in puerto vallarta or cancun. Its coming..

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    1. I don't think it will be as bad, but I agree it's coming

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    2. It IS happening........you don't have to scroll back too far to find Posts about Cancun. The news out of PV is pretty quiet; the criminals want to keep it nice for themselves. Check out the rest of Jalisco news......ayeayeaye.

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  16. Canada nice in the winter guys. Come on spend money here. Only thing stolen from you will be your hockey cards and a pack of smokes.

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  17. They say certain parts of Mexico are safe. I just got back from Cancun where we found out there was a murder 3 weeks ago from our hotel. Won't be wasting my money anymore. I'll go to Utah instead.

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    1. I was in Playa del carmen last month having dinner then walking down la quinta to go celebrate a friends bday at La Vaquita, teens kept coming up to my group and I trying to sell us coke got right up to our faces the entire vibe was sketchy while being there that's the first and last time i'm going there

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    2. Same thing with me. I’m in my 40s well dressed with a nice looking gal and they are relentless. That shows you how full of crap Mexico and the gov really is

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  18. Mexico is a joke. It's people are pathetic and weak. No one fights for what's right .

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    1. Perhaps why the cartels see it as a safe, fertile ground to conduct operations

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    2. Edgar Alvarado you can't judge all of Mexico for the criminals, that run rampant. The government only allows it's citizens to have 1 38 revolver per family in the home for protection....all the while criminals have,9 mm, ar-15s.

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