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Another great article by Kent Paterson on Acapulco...

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Another great article by Kent Paterson on Acapulco...

Kent Paterson has just written another good article on Acapulco...that's 2 in 2 weeks!!

Here it is...enjoy...

Renewing Acapulco, Busing, and -- Mexico's First Woman President?

By Kent Paterson

On a hot weekend day, informal vendors bounce up and down Acapulco’s Caletilla Beach. Shuffling among the relaxing beach lovers, they peddle fruit, snacks, jewelry and other trinkets. Budget-savvy Mexican families toting ice-chests descend on the tiny but comfy piece of sand.

Waiters Rafael Cisneros and Guillermo Ruiz wait for the customers who will make the difference. Non-salaried and without any benefits, the men labor on a 20 percent commission basis. For every $10 restaurant check, they earn $2. No sales mean zero pay for the day.

Cisneros recalled that a North American tourist once told him: “’A dog lives better in the U.S. than a poor person in Mexico.’”


Edited: 26 March 2014, 03:21
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1. Re: Another great article by Kent Paterson on Acapulco...

Way to go Guillermo! Thanks for posting this, Judy.

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2. Re: Another great article by Kent Paterson on Acapulco...

Agree Snork!! Thanks Judy.

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3. Re: Another great article by Kent Paterson on Acapulco...

This part is interesting:

Although the Acabus’ passenger terminals are completed, no buses run to service them as of yet, while behind-the-scene negotiations take place between state officials and the possible bus system concessionaires.

He obviously didn't get out and look.

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