Friday, November 5, 2010

Bodies Found

Eighteen of the bodies of 20 Michoacanos kidnapped last month have been discovered (we think) in a mass grave in Acapulco. More info from the AP:
Before the first two bodies were found, a video posted on YouTube showed two men _ their hands apparently tied behind their backs _ telling an unseen interrogator that they killed "the Michoacanos" and buried them in the area.

The two bodies found by police were wearing the same clothes as the pair seen in the video and were lying atop the mass grave.

A sign left between the two men read: "The people they killed are buried here." It was signed by Acapulco's Independent Cartel _ a little known drug gang that has been claiming responsibility for killings in the area over the past two months.

The group is believed to be a breakaway faction of the Beltran Leyva gang, whose top leaders have recently been killed or captured. The men interrogated in the video appear to be members of a rival faction.
This new gang may be the same as the Pacific South Cartel, but if not, that makes two new groups trying to emerge from the ashes of Beltrán's network.

Also, the body of the brother of ex-Chihuahua prosecutor Patricia González has been found, and eight of his alleged captors have been arrested as well.

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