October 2nd, 2010
09:00 PM ET

Armed gang abducts busload of tourists in Mexico

A policeman stands guard in street where Mexican tourists were kidnapped Thursday.

Gunmen have abducted a busload of tourists in Acapulco, Mexico, a spokesman for the Guerrero State attorney general's office told CNN on

The 22 people were captured by an armed gang Friday night. All those aboard the bus were Mexican nationals from the neighboring state of Michoacan.

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  1. bfraz

    The US has an enormous drug habit which has directly lead to the overpowering strength of the Mexican Drug Cartels. Strong enough to kill 29,000 since the Calderon election and now we want to turn our backs and say "Not our problem!"? Iraq was not our problem, Afghanistan is not our problem, but Mexico's problem is US. The worse it gets there the more illegal immigrants we will have here too. Our problem? YES.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lili

    I am a Mexican American and many innocent people are losing their lives due to the corrupt government Mexico has. I believe the U.S.A can assist the Mexican government since things are getting worse each day. Many people dont understand my point of view but even the big leaders are getting killed. Mexico is just across the border why would it be inconvenience to help our neighbor when they are in need of assistance.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dranzinger

      Exactly lili. The sooner the U.S. takes a proactive stance and goes to help the situation out in Mexico, the sooner we will find the country minus many cartels. Mexico is indeed our closest neighbor to the South and since this is not just a Mexican problem but spans all the way over into the U.S.A., it is time we got troops to Mexico to fight the cartels and help get rid of the problem that is plaguing many Americans as well. We can no longer just remain complacent about this ever-growing problem. We need to get our troops across the border and show the perpetrators of high crimes, not just to Mexico but to U.S. citizens, that we're serious about bringing an end to the ever-strengthening cartel and drug crisis that continues without abatement.

      October 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rob

    Mexico needs to handle Mexico's problems. The USA needs to focus on rebuilding the American economy and not sending money we don't have to foreigners. Perhaps, the Sharia tells us best how to deal with drug dealers. If I remember correctly, in the Middle East, they execute drug dealers. If you execute every drug dealer arrested in America, soon you would not have a drug problem.

    October 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • vonStemwede

      I lived in the Middle East for several years, my friend. Drugs are redily available there too.

      October 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • allison

      Most of the Heroin is grown in Afghanistan. We do nothing about it there because it is the cash crop for many farmers there and if we prevent them growing it, they will starve. Then they will turn to the Taliban for help against us.

      October 28, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. captainkona

    Rob said:
    "If you execute every drug dealer arrested in America, soon you would not have a drug problem."

    LOL, idiot.

    October 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fdafdas

    Mexico even cries for help from us to come take care of their violent out of control drug cartles that run their country. If we are gonna clean up their country, why not just take the land and make it ours and make it a safe and part of the modern world. Push them south into a smaller sized land that they can actually control and govern efficiently. The US has become the nice guy in every regard, but if the situation were reversed the world would still be in constant war with whoever has more power conquering and trying to control the people or countries around them. If Mexico were more powerful than us and had a similar situation do you not think they would try and take us over? I dont actually think this could or would ever happen but I think it would actually be beneficial to everyone.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. John Wright

    I blame the tourists!!!!! What the ### are they doing in that cesspool of a country anyway? Are they illiterate or just stupid?

    October 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hello

    New rule...no calling anyone morons or idiots. We all have different opinions and using these insults just takes us all back to the third grade. Be nice...Starting now. Go!

    October 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. VE3345

    I would love to know what these comments would be like if we were talking about the same problems NORTH of the Border....... would it be ok for us to help our Northern Neighbor with an issue like this? There seems to be a lot of hatred against Mexicans... Pretty sad......

    October 12, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ange

      Canadians don't own guns.

      October 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. POT

    Decriminialize POT. problem solved

    October 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |

    The interesting thing is that cartels dont smuggle pot u @#$$#% so legalizing pot will not solve anything besides the majority of pot for the us is produced in the US, the triangle of pot in claifornia for example, the drug cartels are doing cocaine and tons of it example 1lb of pot = 5 to 7k $ 1lb of Cocaine = 30 to 50 k depending on the state
    that is the problem not marijuana if someone believes that legalizing cocaine is the solution to drug problems then please go hide yourself inthe mine in chile 1!!!!

    October 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. David

    I believe that eventually, and it may take 20 more years of this, that Mex will have to create their own Special Forces and enlist Columbia on creating their own Los Pepes. That was the only way they brought down Pablo Escobar.

    And I also believe Hitler was right when he said that the only way to defeat terrorism is to meet it with greater terrorism.

    October 17, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bumblemuk

    Wow. What an intense article. fukking headline was longer than the news.

    October 26, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. Canadian Gun Slinger

    To Ange: Canadians don't own guns? Come on up accross the border, I'll kindly introduce you to Mr.357. You can call him quick-slick though.

    October 27, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. Get a better Connect

    I know for a fact the pot i get doesn't come from Mexico. Don't buy crappy weed.

    October 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Get a better Connect


    How much money is being wasted on pot enforcement? If it gets legalized, the cops would have more money to stop the REAL drug problem, which is meth labs and opiates. Cartels have been busted with pot grow op's in Cali. Do some more reasearch, and smoke one for me, you sound abit up-tight.

    October 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
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