Acapulco has become the most dangerous city in Mexico

Once a hot destination for holiday travel, Acapulco has declined into a major crime center; officials warn Cabo and Cancun could be next.
2:34 | 05/12/18

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This is not theatrical that most people imagine they think of a city they used to be the playground for people like Elizabeth Taylor. As well as the Kennedys and now it's become one of the most violent cities in Mexico if not the world I got a firsthand look during four. Harrowing days on the ground here's a look. You called interoperable. This city that Frank Sinatra sang about just saying. Then we will be. We'll go. Now it is one of the most violent cities in all of Mexico have covered wars all over the planet and this kind of savagery right now. Nielsen is even to me shock and there has long been drug crime enough of local. But for years he was controlled by one powerful cartel. When the government killed or captured the cartel's top leaders have. Smaller gangs started fighting for control and vice attorney general Jose the Nia the second highest ranking law enforcement official in the state. Insists the tourist areas of Acapulco our state. The violence in a couple who is not wounded through succeeds. Just a few are as evident vice attorney Gerald told us there's very little crime in the tourist areas has been a murder here one of the main actors in the city which is not far from being. The victim a 54 year old family man who owned a small food stand in this small. Apparently he was being extorted. And refuse to pain we think they'll ever catch him. It. Really its. Whom are wrong. If people run on time. In this city where in the end we witnessed six homicide scenes in four days and that doesn't even include the ones we were told. Too dangerous down. Despite the efforts of the government here to pretend otherwise the violence. Has decimated the tourist business Americans rarely come to optical and now. But as the violence throughout Mexico spikes in murders are also on the rise in places Americans do everything such as combo and Cancun. There are real fears these places could become the next apple. Tough stuff. Can you can't some extraordinary reporting from that region can finality we saw on abcnews.com we spent some time also inside the Sinaloa drug cartel. Preachers fascinating back away fascinating it's here now.

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