February 26, 2015
02/25/15 Los Angeles Times
A 65-year-old retired teacher was killed and dozens of people injured when police forcefully broke up a demonstration that blocked main roads in the tourist city of Acapulco, threatening a key component of Mexico’s economy, authorities said Wednesday. The demonstrators, including a radical teachers union and its supporters, had cut off access to the Acapulco airport Tuesday when police intervened. More than 100 protesters were arrested, and police gave tourists escorts to their flights.
February 25, 2015
Fox News, 2/25/2015
Protesters drove a bus into police lines in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, injuring at least seven officers, according to Mexican federal officials.
The Interior Department said that five protesters also were injured in the confrontation Tuesday evening, which came after thousands of protesters had tried to block entrances to the Acapulco airport, prompting police to ferry tourists to the terminal in trucks.
February 20, 2015
By Mark Stevenson and E. Eduardo Castillo, 2/19/2015
Protests in the southern state of Guerrero around the disappearance of 43 students have meant regular blockades and attacks and robberies of vehicles delivering everything from milk to snacks in recent months.
But the conflict reached a new level late Wednesday when protesters temporarily detained employees of Coca-Cola Co., igniting anger in a business sector already frustrated by struggles to operate in the social turmoil.
February 11, 2015
Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had detained the brother of a former governor of Mexico’s restive western state of Guerrero for his role in an alleged scheme to embezzle 287 million pesos ($19.19 million) from public coffers.
Between 2012 and 2014, Carlos Aguirre and a handful of collaborators allegedly channeled government funds into firms that employed family members who would then divert the money into the group’s personal bank accounts, authorities said.
January 27, 2015
By Renee Lewis, 1/26/2015
The Associated Press October 22, 2014
Marking four months since 43 students went missing in Mexico’s Guerrero state, supporters demanded the students’ return during mass demonstrations in Mexico and abroad.
Thousands of protesters attended marches across Mexico on Monday, according to local media, with many blaming the state for the students’ disappearance. In Mexico City, protesters converged from four directions for a rally on Zocalo Square.
As the protesters marched, they chanted, “Careful with Guerrero, a guerrilla state” and held banners that read, “They took them alive, we want them back alive!”
January 22, 2015
1/21/15 El Financiero
Elementos de la Policía Federal en coordinación con el Ejercito Mexicano, lograron rescatar a 23 personas que se encontraban privadas de su libertad dentro de una cueva localizada muy cerca de la cabecera municipal de Arcelia, en la región de la Tierra Caliente de Guerrero.