Acapulco http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28995/all en RPT-FEATURE-Eye for an eye: rough justice in Mexico's Wild West http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/feature-eye-eye-rough-justice-mexicos-wild-west <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no change in content)</p> <p>By Simon Gardner</p> <p>EL MEZON, Mexico, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Wielding machetes and rusty shotguns, a motley crew in face masks escorts dozens of captives onto a basketball court to face a public "trial" for suspected ties to criminal gangs.</p> <p>This is Wild West justice, Mexican-style.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/feature-eye-eye-rough-justice-mexicos-wild-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Crime Mexican Drug War Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:47:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742602 at http://www.globalpost.com Six Spaniards raped at Acapulco resort http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/six-spaniards-raped-at-acapulco-resort <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six Spanish women tourists were raped early Monday by masked gunmen at a resort in Acapulco, Mexico, authorities said.</p> <p>"There were six women who were raped," Acapulco mayor Luis Walton Aburto told a briefing.</p> <p>Walton said the group of tourists was attacked outside a house in Barra Vieja, and that hooded gunmen raped the six women who were with another seven Spaniards as well as a Mexican woman.</p> <p>"We are now working on (victims' and witnesses') statements ... and looking for likely potential suspects," said Guerrero state prosecutor Martha Elva Garzon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/six-spaniards-raped-at-acapulco-resort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:30:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746094 at http://www.globalpost.com Six Spaniards raped at Mexico resort http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/six-spaniards-raped-at-mexico-resort <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A gang of masked gunmen broke into a beach bungalow and raped six Spanish women in Acapulco, a Mexican resort city heavily dependent on tourism revenue, officials said.</p> <p>The attackers used phone cables and bikini straps to tie up seven Spanish men and a Mexican woman who were also in the rental house near the Barra Vieja beach as they assaulted the Spanish women for two hours early Monday.</p> <p>The rental house is located in an area filled with restaurants and other bungalows off the beach in Acapulco, a popular vacation destination for foreign tourists in southern Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/six-spaniards-raped-at-mexico-resort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Law Mexico Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746959 at http://www.globalpost.com Acapulco mayor says regrets comments on rape of six Spanish tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/acapulco-mayor-says-regrets-comments-rape-six-spanish-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Luis Enrique Martinez</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The mayor of Acapulco on Tuesday apologized for dismissive comments about the rape of six female Spanish tourists by armed men, an unusually aggressive crime against foreigners in the popular Mexican resort grappling with drug cartels.</p> <p>The women were raped in the early hours of Monday, when the hooded gunmen forced their way into a beach house they had rented and roughed up their seven male companions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/acapulco-mayor-says-regrets-comments-rape-six-spanish-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Drug cartel Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747004 at http://www.globalpost.com Six Spaniards raped at Mexico resort http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/six-spaniards-raped-at-mexico-resort-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A gang of masked gunmen broke into a beach bungalow and raped six Spanish women in Acapulco, a Mexican resort city on the Pacific heavily dependent on tourism revenue, officials said.</p> <p>The attackers used phone cables and bikini straps to tie up seven Spanish men and a Mexican woman who were also in the rental house near the Barra Vieja beach as they assaulted the Spanish women for two hours early Monday.</p> <p>The rental house is located in an area filled with restaurants and other bungalows off the beach in Acapulco, a popular tourist destination in southern Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/six-spaniards-raped-at-mexico-resort-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Geography of Mexico Guerrero Law Technology AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747023 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico police question eight in rape of six tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/mexico-police-question-eight-rape-six-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexican investigators questioned eight people Wednesday in connection with the rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco, as officials scrambled to contain the potential damage on tourism.</p> <p>Around five gunmen wearing masks burst into a beach bungalow where 14 tourists were staying late Monday, tying up seven Spanish men and raping the six Spanish women while sparing a Mexican woman.</p> <p>The assault has further tarnished the reputation of Acapulco, a once glitzy haunt of Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor that has been beset by drug violence in recent years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/mexico-police-question-eight-rape-six-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Geography of Mexico Mexican Drug War Social Issues AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:16:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748410 at http://www.globalpost.com Locals allege arbitrary detentions after Mexico rape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/locals-allege-arbitrary-detentions-after-mexico-rape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police acting without warrants and in a violent manner detained 25 people in connection with the rape of six Spanish tourists, although most were later released, a community leader said Saturday.</p> <p>Residents fear the arbitrary detentions will continue, said Adrian Sanchez, a community leader in Lomas de Chapultepec, near the part of Acapulco where the women were raped Monday by five armed men wearing masks.</p> <p>Sanchez said that of the 25 people rounded up, two were minors. After most were released, including those two, five remained in custody, he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/locals-allege-arbitrary-detentions-after-mexico-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Adrian Sanchez Social Issues AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 21:31:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751379 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico arrests six suspects for rape of Spanish tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/mexico-arrests-six-suspects-rape-spanish-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ACAPULCO, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Mexico has arrested six men who confessed to the rape of six female Spanish tourists in Acapulco, a crime that drew global attention to the popular Mexican resort.</p> <p>"We have six detainees who have confessed, totally confessed," Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo said on Wednesday at a news conference in Acapulco.</p> <p>Early on Feb. 4, hooded gunmen forced their way into a beach house the women rented, roughed up their seven male companions and raped the women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/mexico-arrests-six-suspects-rape-spanish-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Business Enrique Peña Nieto Geography of Mexico Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755206 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian national killed in Mexican resort of Acapulco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/belgian-national-killed-mexican-resort-acapulco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ACAPULCO, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A Belgian man was shot dead in Mexico's Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Saturday, the latest episode of violence to strike one of the country's most important tourist destinations.</p> <p>Acapulco police spokeswoman Gloria Mendez said the man, 58, resisted two assailants who were attempting to steal his convertible Mercedes Benz, one of whom shot him in the chest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/belgian-national-killed-mexican-resort-acapulco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Geography of Mexico Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764700 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Tennis-Acapulco International men's singles round 1 results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/tennis-acapulco-international-mens-singles-round-1-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Acapulco International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) beat Miguel Angel Reyes (Mexico) 6-0 7-6(6) Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (Spain) 4-6 6-4 6-4 Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat 5-Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 6-4 6-3 Pablo Andujar (Spain) beat Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) 3-6 7-5 6-2 Martin Alund (Argentina) beat Daniel Garza (Mexico) 7-6(7) 7-5</p> Acapulco Pablo Andújar Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766524 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican AG: Suspects confess to raping Spanish tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/mexican-ag-suspects-confess-raping-spanish-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 13 (EFE).- Mexico's attorney general said Wednesday that six detainees have "fully confessed" to raping six Spanish women in the Pacific port of Acapulco and that one other suspect is being sought in the case.</p> <p>In a press conference in the resort city, Jesus Murillo Karam said authorities have "clear evidence of their participation" in the rape of the Spanish tourists on Feb. 4 at their bungalow on the outskirts of Acapulco.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/mexican-ag-suspects-confess-raping-spanish-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Guerrero Technology Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:21:49 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767188 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgian tourist murdered in Mexican Pacific resort city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/belgian-tourist-murdered-mexican-pacific-resort-city <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 24 (EFE).- A Belgian tourist was gunned down by several men who attempted to steal his luxury car in the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, prosecutors said.</p> <p>Jan K.M. Sarens was killed by a gunshot "in the left side of the chest" in Diamante, one of the most upscale sections of the resort city, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said.</p> <p>The 59-year-old tourist was murdered around 4:43 p.m. on Saturday, the AG's office said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/belgian-tourist-murdered-mexican-pacific-resort-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Guerrero Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:23:19 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767217 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Acapulco International men's singles round 1 results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/tennis-acapulco-international-mens-singles-round-1-results <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Acapulco International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Wayne Odesnik (U.S.) beat Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 6-3 6-4 Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) beat Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) 6-3 6-3 3-Nicolas Almagro (Spain) beat Cesar Ramirez (Mexico) 6-0 6-1</p> Acapulco Daniel Gimeno-Traver Nicolás Almagro Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5767877 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican police nab teen wanted in rape of Spanish tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/mexican-police-nab-teen-wanted-rape-spanish-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 7 (EFE).- Mexican authorities on Thursday arrested a minor suspected of involvement in last month's rape of six Spanish women in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco.</p> <p>After this latest arrest, "each and every one of those implicated (in the crime) has been arrested," Martha Elva Garzon, attorney general of the southern state of Guerrero, said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/mexican-police-nab-teen-wanted-rape-spanish-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Rape Agencia EFE Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:01:53 +0000 Agencia EFE 5776656 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico arrests 7th suspect, a teen, in Acapulco rape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/mexico-arrests-7th-suspect-teen-acapulco-rape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A teenager was arrested for the rape of six Spanish tourists last month in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, the Guerrero state attorney said Thursday.</p> <p>The latest arrest in the grisly crime puts the final suspect in the case behind bars, said the southwestern state's attorney general Martha Elva Garzon.</p> <p>She declined to give the suspect's name or age, but said he was being held at a special center for teenagers in Chilpancingo, the state capital.</p> <p>In addition to rape, he may be charged with theft and conspiracy, Garzon added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/mexico-arrests-7th-suspect-teen-acapulco-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Geography of Mexico AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776690 at http://www.globalpost.com