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10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World 2014

#6 Acapulco, Mexico

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The high rises, cute vacation homes and international stores do a good job of masking what lies under the surface, as Acapulco is Mexico’s most dangerous city – even over border town Ciudad Juarez. Acapulco, once a luxurious sea port and tropical retreat, has fallen host to drug cartel wars over territory due to its strategic location along trade routes. In an attempt to defend the city’s money-making tourist areas, locals receive second-rate protection from gangs and public beaches continue to make great dumping grounds for spreading messages – beheadings are a favorite.

10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World 2014 – Acapulco

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Ashley Marie Taylor is a freelance writer and copywriter. She is a graduate from the University of Florida with degrees in Journalism and Advertising. She has since lived in Honduras and San Diego gaining life experience as a private cruise guide, scuba instructor, adventure guide and on the starting team of an environmentally friendly skateboard company. Currently, she resides back in South Florida where she was born and raised.