1 Updates
Rape in Acapulco shakes touristsAcapulco
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Rape in Acapulco shakes tourists

Feb 7 2013, 1:27pm CST | by

Drugs may have been involved in the rape of six Spanish women in the Pacific coast town of Acapulco, Mexico. The women were Spanish natives, who reside in Mexico.

ACAPULCO, Mexico – With spring break on the horizon, the last thing tourist officials in Acapulco, Mexico wanted was a high profile rape case to capture headlines. Authorities in the resort town are...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Rape in Acapulco shakes tourists

Feb 7 2013, 1:27pm CST | by

Drugs may have been involved in the rape of six Spanish women in the Pacific coast town of Acapulco, Mexico. The women were Spanish natives, who reside in Mexico.

ACAPULCO, Mexico – With spring break on the horizon, the last thing tourist officials in Acapulco, Mexico wanted was a high profile rape case to capture headlines.

Authorities in the resort town are investigating the rape of six female Spanish tourists by a group of masked gunmen. The women were on vacation in Pacific coast resort, once known as a popular destination for American college students going on spring break vacations.

Its popularity has waned over the years due to drug violence, while Cancun and Los Cabos have continued to draw more tourists. The assault occurred when a gang of masked men wielding weapons, broke into a beachfront home, just before dawn, on Monday. The six men who were sharing the residence with the six women, were bound, and then the women were raped. A Mexican woman was reportedly unharmed during the incident.

A spokesperson for Travel Leaders, a travel organization, said Acapulco is no longer one of the top Mexican tourist destinations. In fact, in a survey of 1,000 travel business leaders, not one of them chose Acapulco as a top tourist destination.

While the city may no longer be a choice international destination, it remains popular with Mexicans and Spanish citizens, who live in Mexico, as was the case with the rape victims. About 50,000 Spaniards visit Mexico annually, but most travel to destinations on the Caribbean.

While unconfirmed, sources hinted that the attack may have been drug-related.

Via the Associated Press on Yahoo News.

 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/19" rel="author">Jeffrey B. Roth</a>
A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Algeria committed to supporting Tunisia after legislative elections
Algiers, Oct 27 (IANS) Algeria Monday said it is committed to providing its full support to Tunisia, media quoted foreign ministry spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif as saying.
 
 
Russia to recognise Ukrainian parliamentary poll results
Moscow, Oct 27 (IANS/TASS) Russia is prepared to recognise the outcome of the Ukrainian parliamentary elections, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday on the LifeNews television channel.
 
 
White House lauds Rousseff's reelection as Brazil's president
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The White House Monday congratulated Dilma Rousseff on her re-election as Brazil's president, pledging to continue efforts to boost bilateral relationship.
 
 
German worker shot dead in Nigeria
Lagos, Oct 27 (IANS) A German construction worker was shot dead in southwest Nigeria's Ogun state by unknown gunmen, his employer Julius Berger said Monday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Reinartz out for three months with eye injury
Berlin, Oct 27 (IANS) Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen will be without their defensive mid-fielder Stefan Reinartz for three months as he fractured his eye socket. The 25-year-old German, who has earned three...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Pakistan PM urged to probe London rally incident
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to probe a Kashmir rally incident in London, where Bilawal Bhutto was forced off the stage, media reported...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Google employee held for 'cyberstalking'
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) A 23-year-old Google employee has been arrested for allegedly cyberstalking a former classmate, a medai report said. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, Nicholas Rotundo, an internal...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Indians in Washington celebrate Diwali
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The Indian community in Washington celebrated Diwali with the Indian ambassador S. Jaishankar noting how the festival has become part of Indian American community's presence and profile in the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Astronomers produce first images of exploding stellar fireball
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The expansion of thermonuclear fireball from a nova that erupted last year in the constellation Delphinus was more complicated than the simple models used previously would have predicted,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Paul Allen Donates At Least $100M to Fight Ebola Virus
Paul Allen has just made himself a certified crusader against the deadly Ebola virus.Allen, the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks owner, pledged to donate "at least $100 million" to Tackle Ebola. He wrote a...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Spanish La Liga standings
Madrid, Oct 27 (IANS) Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Sunday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Barcelona 9...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
China stocks open lower
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opening at 2,293.57 points, down 8.71 points or 0.38 percent. The Shenzhen Component Index opened at 7,881.01, down...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Italian Serie A results
Rome, Oct 27 (IANS) Following are the collated results of Italy's Serie A matches Sunday, according to Xinhua. Chievo lost to Genoa 1-2 Juventus bt Palermo 2-0 Udinese bt Atalanta 2-0 Cesena lost to Inter Milan 0-1...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
China mulls scrapping death penalty for 9 crimes
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers are considering to remove the death penalty for nine crimes, including smuggling weapons and nuclear materials. The draft amendment to the Criminal Law was submitted Monday to...
Read more on Politics Balla