Mexican authorities find new mass grave
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.