Mexico, Acapulco: Dead body found in Mercedes

More violence and death that may be attributed to El Chapo

El Chapo – more fatalities, are they due to drug lord in Mexico

Mexico, Acapulco: Mexican authorities say a Belgian man has been found shot to death in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, near the site of the Mexican Open tennis tournament. The killing happened near the Princess Hotel. Federal police are guarding the tournament.

Its been reported that the Police have found the body of a Belgian man in  Mercedes Car, at a supermarket parking lot, with Mexico City plates. Officials haven’t yet released the victims name, they only say he was 64.

Saturdays’s killing was the second attack in three weeks, involving foreigners.

Six visiting Spanish women raped

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(AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

On Feb 4th, a band of masked gunmen invaded a beachfront home and raped six visiting spanish women

It was unclear whether the group of 12 Spaniards had been targeted because of their nationality. The women endured a three-hour ordeal at a rented house on a tranquil beach, dotted with restaurants, small hotels and rental homes. Most of the six men women live in Mexico City, and were on a vacation. The five attackers burst into the house and held the group at gunpoint, said Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton. They tied up the six men with phone cords and bathing suit straps and then raped the six Spanish women. Walton said the Spaniards had been “escorted,” apparently under police protection, out of Acapulco.

Guerrero state Attorney General Martha Garzon told local media that the attackers’ motive was “robbery, and to have fun,” and they drank mescal they found at the house after committing the rapes.

Voilence and crime have worsened in Acapulco in recent years, with drugs gangs headed by El Chapo, recently reported to have been killed.

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