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Mexican Police Find Another Mass Grave

From the ‘mi casa es su casa crowd’ at the Associated Press:

Mexican cops checking abductions find mass grave

By Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press
April 7, 2011

MEXICO CITY – Mexican security forces searching for abducted bus passengers in a violent northern state bordering Texas have stumbled on a collection of pits holding a total of 59 bodies.

The grisly find was made near the ranch where drug cartel gunmen less than a year ago massacred 72 migrants who were trying to reach the United States.

And these are just the mass graves that the authorities have managed to stumble across. Imagine if they actually did a survey of the area.

Investigators struggled to exhume the bodies in the mass grave to determine whether they belonged to kidnapped bus passengers, migrants who frequently ride buses in the area, or drug traffickers executed by rivals…

Tamaulipas state investigators and federal authorities went to the site about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of the border at Brownsville, Texas, to investigate reports that gunmen had begun stopping buses and pulling off some passengers in the area starting March 25.

Two other such cases were reported in subsequent days, in what may have been an attempt at forced recruitment by a drug gang, Tamaulipas state interior secretary Morelos Canseco said. The gunmen reportedly abducted almost exclusively men and allowed the remaining passengers to continue on their way

It’s so wonderful having a little touch of Somalia just 80 miles south of our border.

[T]wo of the dead were women. Many of the victims found in the pits appeared to have died between 10 and 15 days ago, dates that would roughly match the bus abductions, he said…

The wave of drug-related killings — which has claimed more than 34,000 lives in the four years since the government launched an offensive against drug cartels — drew thousands of protesters into the streets of Mexico’s capital and several other cities Wednesday in marches against violence.

Many of the protesters said the government offensive has stirred up the violence.

"We need to end this war, because it is a senseless war that the government started," said protester Alma Lilia Roura, 60, an art historian.

Several thousand people joined the demonstration in downtown Mexico City, chanting "No More Blood!" and "Not One More!" A similar number marched through the southern city of Cuernavaca.

Parents marched with toddlers, and protesters held up signs highlighting the disproportionate toll among the nation’s youth. "Today a student, tomorrow a corpse," read one sign carried by demonstrators

In other words, the Mexicans are now blaming their government for trying to crack down on these drug gangs.

The drug terrorists have won.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 7th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Mexican Police Find Another Mass Grave”

  1. Kytross says:

    This is a job for Superman!

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