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The President hands over the future of Acapulco to organized crime: Riva Palacio

CDMX.- Acapulco is immersed in a deep crisis of insecurity and the reconstruction plan announced yesterday by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador it does nothing more than hand over the old tourist icon of Mexico to organized crime, says the journalist Raymundo Riva Palacio.

In his column today, the analyst criticizes the president’s strategy of installing National Guard barracks in colonies with more than 10 thousand inhabitants “to reinforce peace and security”, since after the passage of Otis there have been waves of robberies and looting.

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For Riva Palacio It is a useless strategy because Acapulco is rotten by organized crime and the plan does not address the underlying problem in Guerrero.

“Acapulco is rotten and in the reconstruction plan, which (López Obrador) announced yesterday, there is nothing that will change its manifest destiny,” the journalist asserts.

According to the analyst, the President is replicating the strategy to deter crime, which has failed, but also By ignoring the background of the crime problem in Guerrero, you are handing over the future of Acapulco to these organizations.

“There is no strategy to limit and neutralize organized crime. A plan to change the criminal destiny of Acapulco, neither. An idea to start cleaning the rotten stuff does not exist. Of everything that is done, the cartels will be the main beneficiarieshe maintains.


After the passage of Otis, The government sent more than 14,000 soldiers to Acapulco, however, Riva Palacio asserts, it is not the armed forces that are in control of the port, but the organized crime groups.

“The Government transferred more than 14 thousand soldiers to Acapulco, where the Armed Forces are not the alpha male that predominates”he refers in his article.

According to the analyst in the entity there are currently “two major war fronts of criminal organizations”.

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“One is for control in Acapulco, Coyuca de Benítez and the Costa Chica of Guerrero,” and the other is for the dispute over “the access routes to the Costa Grande for the transfer of drugs from South America” and control of the area. center of the state.

These disputes, according to the journalist, are carried out by groups that inherited the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, the Caborca ​​cartel, La Familia Michoacana, Los Ardillos and Los Tlacos, also known as the Sierra cartel.


The insecurity crisis that devastates Acapulco began almost two decades agoassures Riva Palacio, but it has a before and after marked in 2006.

According to the journalist, That watershed is the arrival at the mayor’s office of the port of Félix Salgado Macedoniofather of the current governor of Guerrero, Evelyn Salgado.

“If Hurricane Otis buried dreams and aspirations, it also spit out the rot in which it has been for almost 20 years”he refers.

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In February 2007, remember, he published that The Federal Government of Felipe Calderón had indications that both the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels had financed Salgado Macedonio’s campaign.

“Opening the door to more than one cartel broke the pax narca, and in his first year of government the executions and beheadings began due to the penetration of the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas, at that time its armed wing, which came to dispute the square to the Beltrán Leyva brothers”he explains.

Since then, no government has taken on the task of solving the problem because, the journalist claims, what they did was “foster the phenomenon of crime” by making alliances with them.


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