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Mass Grave Found in Veracruz, Mexico

  • Mass Grave Found in Veracruz, Mexico.

    Mass Grave Found in Veracruz, Mexico. | Photo: Wikipedia

Published 6 November 2018

Anonymous tip leads to a group of mothers known as the Solectio collective searching for their missing children in the state of Veracruz, a violent location that is home to the turf war between rival drug cartels. 

According to Rosalia Castro Toss, "the information we have is that there could be 400 to 500 bodies. It was a death camp or worse," the Associated Press reported.


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Toss is talking about the anonymous tip she was given which could reveal the corpses of missing children in El Arbolillo, Alvarado municipality, in the Mexican southeastern state of Veracruz.

Toss is the spokesperson of a group of mothers called the Solectio collective, who have made it their mission to find the bodies of their children, victims of the bloody turf wars between rival drug cartels Jalisco New Generation and Los Zetas.

In just the last year, Mexico registered a record 28,711 drug-related murders, and since 2006, when the government joined forces with the army to fight drug trafficking, more than 200,000 people have been murdered. Over 30,000 are missing, many of whom are the children of the Solectio collective.

Corrupt officials in Mexico are accused of being in cahoots with the cartels during the administration of jailed ex-governor Javier Duarte, while a plethora of top officials face charges of running police death squads that eliminated their enemies during Duarte's administration.


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