Chilling pictures of a man lying dead in the sand in crime-plagued Acapulco encapsulate the brutal violence gripping the once-idyllic tourist hotspot in Mexico.
Tourists found the unnamed man’s body floating face-down in the water off Caletilla Beach after a suspected shooting.
Armed troops and forensics personnel were seen carrying the body off the tourist-packed sands, on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
One soldier had to stop a lifeguard from taking a picture of the corpse on the sands that have become all too accustomed to such brutality.
It is unclear how the man died, but Guerrero state, like many others in Mexico, has long been crippled by gang and drug violence.
More than 25,000 murders were recorded in Mexico last year as rival drug gangs increasingly splintered into smaller, more merciless groups.
The Guerrero region itself is home to numerous poppy fields used to produce opium, the main ingredient in heroin.
In Acapulco, locals who depend on tourism as their main source of income are understood to bring guns to the beach as protection.
more recommended stories
Spanish oil company Repsol enters the Mexican market
Seven gas stations in Baja California.
Balché: Sacred Maya drink
The balché is a Maya ceremonial.
Satellite Wi-Fi will take the Internet to disconnected Mexicans
In Mexico there are 63.9 million.
Fundraiser event held in Valladolid to benefit DIF and Lions Club
A total of 21 designers from.
Once again, crime rates decrease in Yucatan: Semaforo.com.mx
During the first months of 2018,.
New Viva Aerobus Mérida-Tuxtla Gutiérrez direct flight to start operations in June
The low cost airline Viva Aerobus.
Yucatan Real Estate prices on the rise: Propiedades.com
The prices of houses in the.
Beach Erosion, a fight against nature in Yucatan
The waves beat without mercy the.
6 police officers and 10 suspects killed in shootouts in Guerrero
A total of sixteen people —.
Remnants of migrant caravan move toward US-Mexico border
The remnants of a migrant caravan.