Mexico Mass Grave Linked to Drug Gangs

“At least 51 bodies have been discovered in nine unmarked graves in northern Mexico, officials say, in one of the more grisly recent turns in the country’s rampaging violence linked to drug gangs.

Many of the victims, found earlier in the week in a series of graves located in a suburb of Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon state, had their hands bound and showed signs of torture, investigators said.

Nuevo Leon, which borders Texas, has seen a spike in drug violence this year due to an intensifying rivalry between former partners: the Gulf cartel and a group know as the Zetas.

It is the second major finding this year of bodies deposited in mass graves, allegedly by members of Mexico’s warring drug cartels, after the remains of 55 people were exhumed in June in the southern state of Guerrero.”

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