Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Mexico bodies: Marines find 72 bodies at ranch

[PHOTO: Mexican marines on Wednesday guard the hospital where the sole survivor of the massacre is being treated.]

Reporting from Mexico City —

Mexican marines searching a ranch in northern Mexico found the bodies of 72 people who may have been Central and South American migrants kidnapped by the Zetas drug gang, authorities said Wednesday.

Officials said the corpses of 58 men and 14 women were found Tuesday after a daylong search of a rural swath about 90 miles south of Texas in the violent border state of Tamaulipas, a key smuggling corridor where a bloody feud between the Gulf cartel and the Zetas has produced an air of lawlessness and widespread fear. Authorities did not specify a possible motive for the killings, though migrants have been targeted for extortion by criminal groups.  Read Full Story...

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