Saturday, April 30, 2016

Acapulco Violence

In the 50s and 60s, I heard about Acapulco as the glamorous place to visit in Mexico.

Now it is scaring away tourist with drug trafficking violence.

Today "the city, its port, and Guerrero state have taken on increasing importance as way stations for South American cocaine destined for the United States," report Cecilia Sanchez and Chris Kraul.

Many human tragedies are the result--both deaths and loss of jobs as tourist businesses shut down.  Tourists go to Cancun and Cabo San Lucas now.

Cocaine use in California and throughout the US is the problem.  

We need to legalize and control the sale and distribution of this drug and others, not leave these jobs to the drug cartels.

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