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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:22 PM
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Mass grave unearthed
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 01:24 PM by ben_meyers
Source: L.A. Times

Mass grave unearthed in midst of Mexico's drug war

By Marla Dickerson and Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
March 15, 2008

MEXICO CITY -- Authorities in Ciudad Juarez said Friday that they had uncovered the remains of 33 people buried in the yard of an abandoned property, a mass grave believed to be linked to the city's violent drug trade.

The grisly discovery surfaced as part of a recent government crackdown on narcotics traffickers in this city across the border from El Paso that has been gripped by a spasm of drug-related killing unseen in years. Authorities said the Juarez drug cartel might be involved in the deaths.

The same area attracted worldwide attention for the violent deaths of hundreds of women and girls beginning in the early 1990s. Many of the cases remain unsolved.

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High Plains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:38 PM
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1. More drug prohibition-related killings...
Mexico continues to pay the price for America's war on the drugs it hates to love.

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Organized crime has resorted to unprecedented violence to intimidate informants and police. Dozens of people have been killed in drug-related slayings this year in Ciudad Juarez, authorities have said. Drug violence has claimed at least 70 victims in Tijuana. Some have been mutilated and left with gruesome messages warning informants not to cooperate with law enforcement. Police officers have been gunned down in their homes in front of their families.

In January, gunmen stormed the home of Tijuana Deputy Police Chief Margarito Saldana Rivera, 43, killing him, his wife and his two daughters, ages 12 and 20. Hours earlier another high-ranking officer and his deputy were shot as they sat in their car at a busy intersection. The attacks were believed to be in retaliation for the officers' helping foil the robbery of an armored car.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:42 PM
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2. Legalize drugs. Remove the profit or give it to Big Pharma.
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:05 PM
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3. sad
also from the title thought this was Iraq at first.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:09 PM
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4. Those brave reporters won't dare set foot in Mexico, now
Most of the media is too afraid to report on Mexico's border. This is rather convenient for the Bush Drug Cartel, as well. As long as the lowlife gangsters have all the guns, the BIG BOYZ can keep sailing through the border without a peep from the media.

So....wat about that CIA jet that came down in Mexico with 3.5 tons of cocaine? The media just stopped reporting on it. WHY is that?
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:43 PM
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5. Why did they quit reporting. Obviously you already know. It was a CIA
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 02:43 PM by acmavm
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:05 PM
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6. It's going to get a lot more hideous once Bush's "Plan Mexico" kicks in fully. n/t
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