Weekend Reads Mexico: more than fifty bodies discovered in mass graves

11:05  29 october  2020
11:05  29 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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The 81 bodies found in clandestine graves in Jalisco comes at a time when other criminal organizations are trying to take control of the region from Mexico ’s Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion. As Breitbart Texas reported, the ongoing turf war led to the discovery of numerous mass graves and

Mexican authorities have discovered 32 bodies and nine heads hidden in mass graves in a southern region plagued by violence from drug cartels. Investigators exhumed the remains of 31 men and one woman from a hillside in Zitlala, where turf wars between rival criminal gangs are common.

(illustration) Des soldats mexicains lors d'une opération contre le cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion. © AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (illustration) Mexican soldiers during an operation against the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel.

Mexico is a huge cemetery. At least 59 bodies have been discovered in clandestine mass graves in central Guanajuato state, the state-run National Commission for Tracing Persons (CNB) said on Wednesday.

These are mainly young people, and even for some adolescents, declared in a press briefing Karla Quintana, the head of the National Commission for Tracing Persons (CNB). "We found 59 bodies in various underground graves ... The vast majority of bodies appear to be young people, sometimes very young, probably among them adolescents."

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Guadalajara ( Mexico ) (AFP) - Local authorities have discovered the remains of 35 people in mass graves in violent Jalisco state, on Mexico 's central Pacific coast, officials said Saturday. Prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solis said most of the bodies were located at a ranch in the town of Zapopan.

This article is more than 9 years old. Fifty -nine bodies found in Mexican mass graves . Fifty -nine bodies have been found buried in pits in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the site where suspected drug They discovered eight pits containing 59 corpses. One of the pits held 43 dead.

More than 80 people were mobilized for this research and 52 excavations were carried out, allowing the discovery of the bodies, specified the authorities.

Endemic violence

Violence in the state of Guanajuato has increased in recent months, due to a fight between the cartels of Santa Rosa de Lima and Jalisco Nueva Generacion, both involved in drug trafficking and fuel.

This last gang, which is known for its ultraviolence, has become in a few years the most powerful in the country. The trial of its alleged leader, Jose Armando, nicknamed "El Vaca", opened last June.

Jalisco Nueva Generacion is also responsible for an outbreak of violence observed in Ciudad Juarez, where the cartel operates alongside that of Sinaloa. Endemic violence has raged in Mexico for nearly 15 years since the government of former President Felipe Calderon launched its war on drug traffickers. More than 300,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the violence, according to official figures.

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