6 Tourists Gang-Raped in Acapulco
Masked gunmen invade beach house
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2013 1:27 AM CST
Updated Feb 6, 2013 3:13 AM CST
Police investigators work at the Acapulco beach house where the attack took place.   (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

(Newser) – Police in Acapulco are hunting a gang of men behind a vicious, hours-long attack on a group of Spanish tourists. The five armed and masked attackers raped six Spanish women after forcing their way into a rented beach house and tying up their six male companions, CNN reports. Authorities say the attack does not appear to be drug cartel-related, though analysts say the line between common and organized crime in the resort city has become extremely blurred after years of drug war carnage, reports the CBC.

Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton swiftly condemned the attack, admitting it would hurt the city's image, but later apologized for saying "it happens anywhere in the world," Reuters reports. The mayor "very much laments the misinterpretation of his comments, which were never intended to hurt the victims or minimize the facts," his office said in a statement. The victims, who range in age from 20 to 34, are now under the protection of Mexican authorities and are receiving consular assistance.

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No-Left-Turn
Mar 4, 2013 8:01 AM CST
"Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton swiftly condemned the attack, admitting it would hurt the city's image, but later apologized for saying "it happens anywhere in the world,"" Well, actually not.
Joe_American
Feb 8, 2013 11:57 PM CST
This is so sad. I visted Spain in 1993. The Spaniard people don't like Americans. Spaniards believe that Americans are arrogant and ignorant. As an American, I attempted to enlighten the Spaniards that America is a Super power and leader of the free world. I pray for the women who were raped. I hope they feel better. Rape is a bad thing. The Mexican people are good people. Mexicans help the American economy. Many gardiners, bus boys in restaurants, and construction workers in America are illegal immigrants from Mexico. There are a lot of Mexicans in Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. The United States is not only an American Nation, it is a Mexican Nation. I am happy to hear that the criminals who rapped the Spaniard women were captured by Mexican police. God bless us all.
Zero_for_President
Feb 6, 2013 11:32 AM CST
This is YOUR fault, American morons. YOUR government has a "War on Drugs" going in Mexico. Have you heard? It's not a war on drugs.it's a permanent state of international occupation by a foreign intelligence apparatus (using "drug interdiction" as the excuse for occupation). Are you an ignorant American moron? Do you know what article 1032 of the NDAA 2012 provides? YOUR death camp, sucker!