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Mexico: 6 men confess in rapes of Spanish tourists

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 14, 2013 at 9:02 am •  Published: February 14, 2013
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When the detentions for the attack on the Spaniards were announced, family members of the suspects protested that they were innocent and simply scapegoats. About 40 people briefly blocked the road to Acapulco's airport to demand their release.

Mexican human rights groups have often questioned the confessions announced by authorities, arguing that they are sometimes extracted by force and have little value.

But Guerrero Gov. Angel Aguirre said that authorities are carrying out the investigation in this case professionally.

"It was never intended to take to jail scapegoats or innocent people in a case as delicate as this one," Aguirre said. "We are working with a high degree of responsibility and with efficiency to erase this black chapter in the history of our port of Acapulco."