No 'Fun in Acapulco' these days

Years ago, Elvis made a movie called Fun in Acapulco.  It captured the magic of a great coastal town, from a wonderful beach to pretty girls to very friendly people.  Believe it or not, that was the Acapulco that most Mexicans and foreigners remember.  It's not fun anymore down in Acapulco as we check recent events from our southern neighbor. In fact, it must be very bad in Acapulco.   We just read this from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City: The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests. In yet another blow to a coastal city once favored by U.S. movie stars and jet-setters in the 1950s and ‘60s, the embassy said its personnel “have been instructed to defer non-essential travel to Acapulco, by air or land,” and added that it “cautions U.S. citizens to follow the same guidelines.” The alert noted...(Read Full Post)