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Gang Rapes Six Spanish Tourists in Acapulco
Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 As of 7:13 PM EST | JUAN MONTES

Posted on 02/05/2013 6:27:33 PM PST by Pan_Yan

MEXICO CITY——Mexican authorities are searching for a gang of hooded gunmen who raped six Spanish tourists in Acapulco, as security at the once-glitzy Pacific beach resort continues to deteriorate.

Five armed, masked men burst into a rented bungalow on the outskirts of the city early Monday, held a group of Spanish tourists at gunpoint, tied up the men and raped the women, according to Acapulco mayor Luis Walton. The attackers also took cash, mobile telephones and credit cards from the victims, who are now under the protection of Mexican authorities.

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Acapulco, which attracted global leaders and Hollywood celebrities in the 1950s, has become a major battleground of rival gangs seeking control of key Pacific coast drug routes. The beach resort now has one of the worst homicide rates in the world at 128 per 100,000 people, according to Mexican crime watchdog group Seguridad, Justicia y Paz, which cited government crime figures.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gangs; mexico; rape

1 posted on 02/05/2013 6:27:39 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Mexico is like an IQ test — the smart folks pass the test by not going there.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 6:28:46 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You couldn’t convince me to go to Mexico for any reason. There is no such thing as a safe place in Mexico.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 6:31:00 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I used to go there every winter...what a tragedy that they’e lost their tourists. So many needy depended on us buying their wares. And not to mention it was a lot of fun with great weather.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 6:47:41 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Jonty30

It’s sad because Mexico is a very pretty country. The Acapulco/Ixtapa area is exceptionally beautiful.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 6:50:49 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Jonty30

My thoughts exactly...and I love to travel.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 6:53:49 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Pan_Yan; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

IBTTARAPS (In Before The Tourist Areas Are Pretty Safe!)


7 posted on 02/05/2013 6:54:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Pan_Yan
...who are now under the protection of Mexican authorities.

That's a scary thought.... I would never, ever, ever go to Mexico. I know this happened in Acapulco, but I hear the Yucatan is deteriorating badly, too. Plenty to see and do here in my own country.

8 posted on 02/05/2013 6:54:35 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

I quite agree. Mexico is a beautiful country and there’s nothing we can do to help the peaceful Mexicans.


9 posted on 02/05/2013 6:57:07 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Not all that long ago a coworker went to (I think it was) Cancun with her husband, and whereas I was both concerned and a little horrified, they both got back in one piece, and I was very much relieved. Thanks Pan_Yan.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 6:57:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Pan_Yan; a fool in paradise
Elvis and the Colonel had a lot of fun there, though!

(The mystery remains how the Colonel managed to return being an illegal immigrant.)

11 posted on 02/05/2013 6:58:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Mexico has a virtual ban on citizens owning guns.

So these crimes can not happen.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 7:00:09 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Pan_Yan; a fool in paradise

I’m sorry I’m so late, I was trying to arrived before the received wisdom about Meheeko being a” beautiful place”. No shiite, Sherlock! So was Germany in 1942.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 7:01:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Travel to Mexico and roll the dice. It just like Russian Roulette.
14 posted on 02/05/2013 7:01:38 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Is it worse than Chicago?

Perhaps the masked gang of six can get on the fast track to U.S. citizenship.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 7:03:11 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Jonty30

My drywall guy is from a small town in the middle of drug cartel territory. He went home for a 2 week visit and had to pay a $500 “tax” just to have free passage through the town. I asked him what would have happened if he didn’t pay he said they would have killed him and his family.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 7:03:16 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Coming soon to an Amexican barrio near you, thanks to our open border Quislings.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 7:03:27 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Pan_Yan
there are fewer and fewer places left on this earth worth leaving the US to see without risking rape robbery and murder... and mexco was off the list YEARS ago
18 posted on 02/05/2013 7:04:02 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Pan_Yan

My husband and I vacationed in Puerto Vallarta every year for three or four years when we were courting and after we got married.

We noticed a definite change in the attitude of the people there around 1982 or so, and we stopped going. I wouldn’t go to Mexico now on a dare.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 7:07:18 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

I have some very fond memories of Ixtapa. We were stationed at the Embassy in Mexico City but I wouldn’t go anywhere south of San Antonio for the foreseeable future. Anywhere!


20 posted on 02/05/2013 7:14:11 PM PST by Ax
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To: Travis McGee

That’s very true.
General statement follows...
But what ‘we’ have to admit and address before any hope of progress on the issue is the fact that many so called ‘conservatives’ are making every excuse under the sun about people like Rubio and his Dream act BS and Perry with his ‘no real fence’ policy. And there are many politicos refereed to as ‘conservatives’ that are just as bad.

Empowering people who oppose border control is the source of the problem. I don’t care what excuses people make. When ‘we’ collectively speaking support these types, we collectively are killing our own country. And none of the excuses I hear about ‘purity’ are anything but an attempt at self-justification by people too utterly balless to admit their lack of moral courage.

We will never win this war as long as our supposedly own people are fighting against what they claim to believe in.

/Rant


21 posted on 02/05/2013 7:17:40 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: TheOldLady
We noticed a definite change in the attitude of the people there around 1982 or so, and we stopped going.

Interesting comment. How did their attitude change?

22 posted on 02/05/2013 7:22:03 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Jonty30

The best thing we could have done for Mexico is controlled our border. Forcing the people to stay would have been incentive to make things better.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 7:22:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TheOldLady

In 1980 we drove from Kansas City to Manzanillo with another couple. Spent a couple of nights in Monterey and Guadalajara before heading over to the west coast for a week. Major problem to worry about then was getting short changed when we bought gasoline. Beautiful country and interesting people.

About fifteen years ago we began going to Brownsville/Port Isabel every year at Christmas for about five years. Walked across the bridge into Mexico and all around the Old and New Market. The last couple of years of these trips the number of beggars on the bridge multiplied, more people milling around on the street and there was a general sense of unease. Now I wouldn’t even go south of Corpus Christi any more.

I doubt seriously if that country or ours will ever be the same again - certainly not in my lifetime.


24 posted on 02/05/2013 7:26:25 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Jonty30

No problem, because Mexico is coming to you.


25 posted on 02/05/2013 7:37:15 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: SunkenCiv

My daughter and son-in-law went to Mexico on their honeymoon. The loved it and felt very safe, but they were in a tourist city and the Mexican police (do we trust even them?) surrounded and virtually blockaded the tourist area.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 7:39:57 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Pan_Yan

I have a new tourism slogan for Mexico...
“Come to Mexico, the land of Encrapment!” Soon to be exported to an American state near you!


27 posted on 02/05/2013 7:57:04 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Went to Cancun a few years ago......never again!


28 posted on 02/05/2013 7:57:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Yardstick

They seemed to have less respect for us tourists, and the cab drivers charged stupid fares for driving short distances, which was supposedly “illegal,” but their adherence to their own laws was deteriorating.

The “security” at the airport was lax and disrespectful, and the “leaving the country” fee went up as well.

We do not vacation where the populace does not realize that their revenue comes from tourism. Even though the hotel where we traditionally stayed was still all right, the rest of the town was seedier and less comfortable.


29 posted on 02/05/2013 7:58:14 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: dfwgator

I understand there is a lot of wonderful sites and beauty in Mexico as well as many fine people. The only problem is I want to be able to survive any where I go.


30 posted on 02/05/2013 8:01:27 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Cabo San Lucas is still OK, it’s off the smuggling routes and the city fathers go to great lengths to keep out the riffraff. Probably safer than Waikiki or Mission Beach. The rest of it? HELL NO.


31 posted on 02/05/2013 8:10:04 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: TheOldLady

Yeah, I can see why you wouldn’t want to go back. Let them stew in their own juices.


32 posted on 02/05/2013 8:19:22 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Grams A
In 1980 we drove from Kansas City to Manzanillo with another couple.

In 1977, I went on a geology field trip to Big Bend. Our one night that we planned to cross the border to get some Mexican beer in Mexico, it just happened to be the same day as their election that year and they did not sell any alcohol on election day. So, we turned back without getting any beers. I do remember that going into Mexico at the time there was a chance you might get robbed, but no one thought they might be kidnapped or beheaded.

33 posted on 02/05/2013 9:01:39 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Pan_Yan

I was in Cozumel last Friday, didn’t venture out of the cruise port tourist trap.


34 posted on 02/05/2013 10:29:13 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Slyfox

I remember we were advised to take some extra U.S. dollars in case we were involved in an auto accident so we could pay the local police, particularly in and around Guadalajara. We women were also told not to go into old Monterey at night unless we were covered from head to toe so we stayed at our hotel outside of the city. Kids selling Chiclets everywhere but we never feared for our life.

Too bad those that would fight against the cartels are not able to arm themselves. I would think there are more of them that the drug lords. Instead of letting them all come to the U.S., we should just send in a potful of troops to take them and their illegal government leaders and police out.


35 posted on 02/05/2013 10:31:38 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ArmyTeach

my dtr and her husband plan on going to Mexico City for a vacation....but there is no talking sense to them....they’re young and think they’re invincible...


36 posted on 02/06/2013 1:29:43 AM PST by cherry
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To: Pan_Yan

Vacation in Cancun every year (was there 2 months ago), Puerto Vallarta last year, TJ several times a year and going to Los Cabos next month. I aways rent a car and drive around the coutryside. Never had one safety issue, ever.

Not saying Mexico is the safest place in the world, but I like my odds there better than Detroit (where I grew up).


37 posted on 02/06/2013 5:10:12 AM PST by RightInEastLansing
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To: Pan_Yan

So sad. Mexico used to be a Fabulous place for Americans to vacation after Cuba fell to Castro. It was great for a couple of decades there. Not any more.

I will never set foot in Mexico. There is no point and everything to lose. Too bad because it has some really very beautiful places.

I’ve always felt I was born to late. I really wish I had been born 30 years earlier and graduated college in 1950 instead of the 1980.


38 posted on 02/06/2013 12:21:57 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: cherry

My cousin and his friends went to Mexico for spring break. Jailed the first night and bailed and bailed the next day. Bail was every penny they had on them, which was a lot. Went home the next day.

You have to be crazy to take your chances in Mexico if you are an obvious Gringo. If you look very indian Hispanic and speak fluently, you are probably mostly left alone. If you are a lily white english speaker, good luck with that.


39 posted on 02/06/2013 12:26:22 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Went to Cozumel & Chichen Itza about 30 years ago. Wouldn’t set foot anywhere south of the border now.


40 posted on 02/06/2013 8:31:34 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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