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Mexico uncovers 3,000 secret graves hiding bodies of drug war victims

Mexico uncovers 3,000 secret graves hiding bodies of drug war



New data reveals nearly 5,000 bodies found across the countryDisappearances common amid extreme drug-related violenceMore than 3,000 secret graves containing victims of Mexico’s raging drug wars have been found across the country, according to the first ever official tally of the phenomenon.A total of 4,874 bodies were found at 3,025 sites, and many of the victims have yet to be identified, said Karla Quintana, the head of the National Search Committee, which was set up last year to help desperate families find relatives who have gone missing. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/30/mexico-secret-graves-bodies-victims-drug-war

Author : Jo Tuckman in Mexico City

Publish date : 2019-08-30 18:51:40

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