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7 More Bodies Pulled From Mexican Mines

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Mexico police recover 7 bodies from mines

By Mark Walsh, Associated Press Writer Mon Aug 23, 2010

MONTERREY, Mexico – Authorities said Monday that seven bodies were pulled from mine shafts in central Mexico, while mounting drug violence forced U.S. diplomats to pull their kids out of a school in the northern city of Monterrey.

Police in the central state of Hidalgo recovered seven bodies from two mines that were being used as clandestine graveyards by drug gangs, state Assistant Attorney General Carmen Archundia said.

Archundia said investigators were led to the mines by a group of suspects, including three police officers, arrested last week. The bodies were removed over the weekend from a mine in the city of Pachuca, the capital of Hidalgo state, and from a mine in the nearby town of Mineral del Chico.

In May, authorities discovered 55 bodies from an abandoned mine near Taxco, a colonial-era city south of Mexico City that is popular with international tourists.

The U.S. consulate in Monterrey said Monday that it was temporarily pulling diplomats’ children out of a school where a shooting outside killed two security guards for a private company.

The battle outside the American School Foundation of Monterrey, a private school attended by many Americans, also wounded three other guards for the FEMSA bottling company.

"The U.S. Ambassador has urged U.S. personnel at the consulate to keep their children at home while we assess the risks and what measures can be taken to reduce it," the consulate said in a statement.

U.S. consular employees in Monterrey — like others in conflict-ridden parts of northern Mexico — have already been authorized to send their families out of Mexico, with some U.S. government assistance

Elsewhere, police in the border city of Tijuana found two bodies on the outskirts of town Monday and were searching for more. Baja California state prosecutors said recently arrested suspects told authorities at least four more bodies had been buried in the same area, which is across the border from San Diego.

Also on Monday, a judge ordered the released of 13 Tijuana city police officers who were arrested by soldiers and sent to prison more than a year ago on charges of protecting drug traffickers. The judge ruled there wasn’t enough evidence.

Don’t worry. It can’t happen here.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “7 More Bodies Pulled From Mexican Mines”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I dread the day when I hear our chief socialist(s) blame Bush for it.

  2. Right of the People says:

    Hey Mexico, hows that legalizing drugs thing working out for you? Damn that was a great idea, wasn’t it?

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    When will they get around to using the section of Arizona desert dingleBarry posted just for them.
    (rubbing my index finger along the side of my nose)

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