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Drug-trade violence grips Acapulco

He took office as a charismatic, ballad-singing maverick who promised to contain crime in this coastal resort town. But during his term, Acapulco, once known as the “Pearl of the Pacific,” has seen its reputation – and its mayor, Félix Salgado – battered by the worst drug violence in the town’s history. Mr. Salgado has lost 33 pounds in nine months and, when asked what his major accomplishment has been so far, answers deprecatingly: “that I’m alive.” Full Story

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