Re­port: Mex­ico state of­fi­cials ig­nored 2011 bor­der mas­sacre

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD -

MEX­ICO CITY — Mex­i­can drug gang bosses fu­ri­ous at sus­pected turn­coats sent com­man­dos aided by lo­cal po­lice to seize dozens — per­haps hun­dreds — of peo­ple, mur­der them and dis­pose of their bod­ies in a town near the Texas bor­der, yet state and fed­eral of­fi­cials ig­nored the mas­sacre for years, ac­cord­ing to a gov­ern­ment-backed re­port re­leased Sun­day.

The long de­lay in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion makes it im­pos­si­ble to de­ter­mine just how many peo­ple were killed in the town of Allende over the week­end of March 18-20, 2011, ac­cord­ing to the re­port spon­sored by the fed­eral Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mis­sion for At­ten­tion to Vic­tims.

The Coahuila state file lists 42 miss­ing peo­ple re­lated to the case.

But a Zeta drug gang mem­ber told a U.S. court in 2013 that 300 died, though it was not clear if all the deaths oc­curred in the same in­ci­dent.

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