Mex­i­can au­thor­i­ties find new mass grave

The Phnom Penh Post - - WORLD -

MEX­I­CAN au­thor­i­ties be­gan look­ing for bod­ies Mon­day at a new mass grave in the vi­o­lent state of Ver­acruz, where hun­dreds of corpses have been found at sim­i­lar sites in recent years. The Solec­tio col­lec­tive, a group of moth­ers search­ing for their miss­ing children, said it learned about the site from an anony­mous tip. “The in­for­ma­tion we have is that there could be 400 to 500 bod­ies,” said Ros­alia Cas­tro Toss, the group’s spokes­woman. The site is lo­cated about 5km from an­other mass grave, the Coli­nas de Santa Fe, where 296 bod­ies have been found so far. Mex­ico reg­is­tered a record 28,711 mur­ders last year, in vi­o­lence driven mainly by its pow­er­ful drug car­tels.

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