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    At least 242 bodies found in hidden graves in Mexico


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    Mexican authorities have found at least 242 bodies in hidden graves in the eastern state of Veracruz that were discovered by mothers searching for their missing children, officials said Friday.

    The bodies were found over a six-month period, with the first discovered in August near the city of Veracruz by the volunteer collective known as El Solecito, formed by relatives of those who have disappeared.

    The collective turns over the digging of the graves to forensic experts.

    A total of 124 graves have been located and after combing through nearly all of them, 242 skulls were found, a senior official of the prosecutor's office told AFP, on condition of anonymity.

    Another person close to the investigation, who also asked not to be identified, said the graves contained "a lot of young women's clothes, credentials, shoes and garments that look like they belong to inner-city kids."

    Veracruz, one of the most violent states in Mexico, is the scene of bloody disputes between the Los Zetas and Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartels.

    According to a military source involved in the work with El Solecito, the victims "probably were buried by criminals in league with the local authorities." The source also asked to remain anonymous.

    Elsewhere in Mexico, hidden graves have been found containing hundreds of bodies. In January, 56 bodies were found in a grave in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, where drug cartels vie for control of the routes toward the United States.
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    People act like Americans are crazy & extreme about a border wall. Yes, its extreme, but so are these cartels. Fuck these mofos.

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    Shouldn't this be in the new American sub forum, created by Seekinasylum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    People act like Americans are crazy & extreme about a border wall. Yes, its extreme, but so are these cartels. Fuck these mofos.
    I just read an article that MS-13 (mara salvatrucha) is growing more and more and expanding in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    People act like Americans are crazy & extreme about a border wall. Yes, its extreme, but so are these cartels. Fuck these mofos.
    I just read an article that MS-13 (mara salvatrucha) is growing more and more and expanding in the US.
    And killing girls in satanic rituals. (really).
    But hey are not Mexican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    People act like Americans are crazy & extreme about a border wall. Yes, its extreme, but so are these cartels. Fuck these mofos.
    I just read an article that MS-13 (mara salvatrucha) is growing more and more and expanding in the US.
    And killing girls in satanic rituals. (really).
    But hey are not Mexican.
    MS-13 did a killing in Northern Virginia also, which says a lot.

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    One of the reasons I decided not to retire in Mexico, even though I had planned to for many years.

    Thailand is, by far, a better choice IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    One of the reasons I decided not to retire in Mexico, even though I had planned to for many years.

    Thailand is, by far, a better choice IMO.
    Couple of years ago I was reading Canadians where getting murdered there at a rate of 1 a week. Not sure if that was just one town in Mexico.

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    Obviuosly the wrong town to be a Canadian. I would think that is all of Mexica given that rate. The Mexicans are at a much higher rate thanks to the cartels, especially along the US/Mexican border.

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    250 Skulls Found in Mexican Mass Grave


    Members of the Solecito search group carry the coffin of Pedro Huesca, a police detective who disappeared in 2013 and whose body was recently found in a mass grave, as they walk to the cemetery in Palmas de Abajo, Veracruz, Mexico, March 8, 2017. Huesca's remains are part of a collection of more than 250 skulls found over the last several months in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz, prosecutors said Tuesday.

    Mexican authorities said Tuesday that more than 250 skulls had been found at a mass grave near the eastern city of Veracruz.

    Verazruz state prosecutor Jorge Winckler, who confirmed the discovery, said drug traffickers had used the city of Veracruz as a dumping ground for bodies for many years.

    "I cannot imagine how many more people are illegally buried there,'' Winckler said, noting the state had reports of about 2,400 people who were still missing. "Veracruz is an enormous mass grave.''

    An activist group consisting of relatives of the missing began searching fields around the area last year after failing to get help from authorities.

    "We dig holes, but we try not to touch the remains,'' said member Lucia Diaz, because DNA may be the only hope of identifying the dead and touching the bones might contaminate them.

    So far, Diaz said, searchers have found about 125 pits that contain about 253 bodies. Nobody knows when the burials began, but Diaz said some were quite recent.


    Identities of two victims

    So far only two sets of remains — those of a police detective and his assistant — have been identified, Winckler said.

    The prosecutor said that excavations had covered only a third of the lot where the skulls were found, and that more people might be buried there.

    Diaz joined the effort after her own son, Guillermo Lagunes Diaz, was kidnapped from his home in 2013. No trace of him was ever found.

    "He was kidnapped. Beyond that I know nothing,'' she said, adding that despite her pleas for action, state officials were slow to investigate the case and didn't bother even to track his phone, which might have helped locate him.

    Veracruz has long been dominated by the ferocious Zetas cartel. But the Jalisco New Generation cartel began moving in around 2011, sparking bloody turf battles.

    Drug cartels in other parts of Mexico have deposited victims' bodies in mass graves before. In the northern state of Durango, authorities found more than 300 bodies in a mass grave in the state capital in April 2011.

    250 Skulls Found in Mexican Mass Grave

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    Mexico Drug War Investigators Unearth 47 More Skulls in Mass Graves

    MEXICO CITY —
    Investigators unearthed the skulls of 47 more suspected victims of Mexico's drug war in Veracruz state, just days after uncovering 250 skulls at a separate mass grave used by drug cartels, the state's attorney general said on Sunday.

    Veracruz, on Mexico's Gulf coast, has long been a stomping ground for criminal gangs, who fight over lucrative drug and migrant smuggling routes.

    Giving details on the latest grisly find, Jorge Winckler said the skulls and remains of multiple body parts were unearthed from eight unmarked graves, clustered in a 120 sq meter area, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the town of Alvarado.

    So far, Winckler said, investigators had positively identified one three-person family, missing since September 2016, and the remains of two other men.

    "The work continues," Winckler told a news conference, vowing to track down the perpetrators.

    Just days earlier, investigators recovered more than 250 skulls from another unmarked grave 60 kilometers (37 miles) further north in the Gulf state of Veracruz.

    That burial site was uncovered by relatives of missing family members, impatient with officials' apathetic response, who launched their own search for missing family members.

    The relatives' groups have exposed the government's slow progress in attending to rights abuses and victims.

    The former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, who belonged to the country's ruling party, is a fugitive, fleeing organized crime charges.

    Separately, on Sunday the Veracruz attorney general's office said it was investigating the murder of a journalist, Ricardo Monlui, who was shot dead in the town of Yanga.

    Veracruz is the most dangerous state in Mexico for journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists said in 2016 that at least six reporters had been killed for their work since 2010, when Duarte took office, adding it was investigating nine other cases

    Mexico Drug War Investigators Unearth 47 More Skulls in Mass Graves

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, who belonged to the country's ruling party, is a fugitive, fleeing organized crime charges.
    I read that he stole about $10 million USD worth (Mexican Pesos) of taxpayer money.

    Living on the lam.

    Every week in the newspapers in Mexico the headlines reads "we need to end corruption."

    It's not going to happen.

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