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Prosecutors in southern Mexico said Monday they found the bodies of five men in a village north of the Pacific Coast resort town of Acapulco.

Prosecutors in southern Guerrero state did not provide details on the killings, but local media reported the bodies were dismembered and left in plastic bags.

And in another town north of the resort, prosecutors said Monday that two other men had been killed. The town of Xaltianguis was contested by rival vigilante gangs, some suspected of links to drug cartels.

In 2019, a heavily armed vigilante group took over Xaltianguis by driving out a rival gang, blowing up a car with gas cylinders inside and dismembering the body of one of two fallen enemies.

Acapulco’s reputation has been plagued by a violent crime spree for years.

Last month, eight people were killed in the spa town, including five men who were gunned down in a bar. Last summer he was the leader of the Guild of Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs in Acapulco shot. At least last April three people were killed in a shootout and subsequent police chase at a beachfront restaurant in Acapulco.

Acapulco is no longer popular with international tourists, but remains a popular getaway for Mexico City residents.

Mexico, wracked by a spiral of organized crime-related violence, has recorded more than 340,000 violent deaths since December 2006, when a controversial military anti-drug operation was launched.

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Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: RickSchindler@worldtimetodays.com.

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