Over 2000 buried in secret Mexico graves
MORE than 1 000 clandestine graves have been discovered in Mexico, with over 2 014 skulls found, according to a new report by academic and human rights organisations.
The report, titled Violence and terror: Findings on clandestine graves in Mexico, collected data from attorney-generals offices from several states, according to authors Jorge Ruiz and Monica Meltis, who have submitted their research to the Ibero-American University.
Ruiz said only 12 state attorney-general offices had provided information on the clandestine graves found in their territories.
He also noted that the states with the highest levels of violence in the nation, such as Guerrero, Jalisco and Chihuahua, were among those that denied having information. The country’s decades-long military-led crackdown on drug cartels has resulted in hundreds of “disappeared” people.
In March, Veracruz Attorney-General Jorge Winckler Ortiz accused the Mexican government of knowing about the mass grave of at least 242 bodies that were discovered in his state earlier that month.