Mexico: mass grave found in Guerrero silver mine

Up to 25 bodies, thought to be the victims of Mexico’s ongoing narco-violence, have been found in the abandoned San Francisco Cuadra silver mine at Cacalotenango, Taxco de Alarcón municipality, in the southern state of Guerrero. The bodies appeared to have been thrown down a 180-meter ventilation shaft over a period of months, authorities said. A search of the shaft is ongoing, and authorities say more bodies may be found. Federal police have arrested 15 as suspects in connection with the clandestine mass grave—although most are being held on firearms and “organized delinquency” charges. The 15 were arrested in a barrio on the southern outskirts of Iguala city, following a tip about armed men wearing the uniforms of the disbanded Federal Agency of Investigation (AFI). (BBC News, Notimex, La Jornada, May 31; Milenio, May 30)

See our last post on Mexico’s narco wars.

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