MEXICO CITY—Six Spanish tourists on vacation in Acapulco were raped by masked gunmen who burst into their lodgings in the middle of the night, roughed up their companions and made off with cash, laptops and other valuables, authorities said.
The attack early Monday on what was in Mexico a long holiday weekend came as the one-time tourist mecca struggles to salvage its reputation. Acapulco, faded gem of Mexico’s Pacific coast, has become one of the deadliest cities in the country as rival drug traffickers fight for control.
“This is a very regrettable incident that undoubtedly hurts Acapulco,” Mayor Luis Walton Aburto said at a news conference.
Most of the violence has been limited to dicier parts of the city not frequented by tourists. But this attack took place near the beach about six miles south of the so-called Diamond Zone, Acapulco’s newest and most luxurious enclave.
Acapulco’s city government press office said the tourists had rented a bungalow on Enchanted Beach south of the city, alongside small four-star hotels that advertise themselves as places for meditation, relaxation and yoga.
Walton said at least five gunmen entered the rooms where the tourists were sleeping, beat and tied up six men and raped six Spanish women. A seventh woman, a Mexican national, was unharmed, he said. The nationalities of the male tourists were not disclosed.
Right on the beach, in the trendiest part of the most famous and money making chunk of the country. Good going, amigos. Muy bueno.
Oh, and “violence limited to the dicier parts of the city”?? Are you kidding me?? The part of Acapulco that isn’t beachfront tourist area is maybe 2 square miles. And the federales can’t keep that area peaceful and happy, when the entire city has good paying jobs working in the tourista trade. Riiight.
Obviously Mexico can not protect anything, anyone, or anywhere from the narco thugs. Maybe we should invade 150 miles or so “for their own good”, clear out the population, and claim the land down to the next river. Not that we’ve got any use for it, but we should have a buffer zone. Just in case, you know?
In the meantime, stay the hell out of Mexico. Spend your vacation money somewhere else, like in your own home state.
The rapists are probably residents (illegally) of San Diego and were back home trolling for some hot Latinas.
“Maybe we should invade 150 miles or so “for their own good”, clear out the population, and claim the land down to the next river.”
Hell, the wetbacks have already invaded America and Obama has given them open approval.