Official: 49 bodies left on Mexico highway
By PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ, Associated Press
Sunday, May 13, 2012
(05-13) 12:13 PDT MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) --
Forty-nine decapitated and mutilated bodies were found Sunday dumped on a highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the U.S. border in what appears to be the latest blow in an escalating war of intimidation among drug gangs.
Mexico's organized crime groups often abandon multiple bodies in public places as warnings to their rivals, and authorities said at least a few of the recent victims had tattoos of the Santa Muerte cult popular among drug traffickers. But Nuevo Leon state Attorney General Adrian de la Garza said he did not rule out the possibility that the victims were U.S.-bound migrants.
The bodies of the 43 men and six women were found in the town of San Juan on the non-toll highway to the border city of Reynosa at about 4 a.m. (5 a.m. EDT; 0900 GMT), forcing police and troops to close off the highway. Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said at a news conference that a banner left at the site bore a message with the Zetas drug cartel taking responsibility for the massacre.
Domene said the fact the bodies were found with the heads, hands and feet cut off will make identification difficult. The bodies were being taken to Monterrey for DNA tests.
De la Garza said the victims could have been killed as long as two days ago at another location, then transported to San Juan, a town in Cadereyta municipality, about 105 miles (175 kilometers) west-southwest of McAllen, Texas, or 75 miles (125 kilometers) southwest of the Roma, Texas, border crossing . . . .
49 less criminals mexico needs...
This is some serious ****. I wanna see a movie on this violence once it is over.
Cults give me the damn creeps and Cartels are human scum. Twisted combo.
What the f*** is wrong with Mexico?
Seems like it's getting even worse in recent months (..and it's already worse than Astan and Iraq)
Mexicans protest in at least 17 cities against long-held dictatorship
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators protested in Mexico City on Saturday against opposition presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, who is far ahead in polls and poised to lead the party that ruled Mexico for much of the 20th century back to power.
A contingent of mainly students, accompanied by groups of unionized workers and peasant farmers, held banners lambasting the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and its candidate, Pena Nieto.
"I have a brain, I won't vote for the PRI," one banner read.
Demonstrators also held signs accusing Pena Nieto of being unfairly favored by television companies and of having been corrupt and repressive as governor of Mexico State, a post he held from 2005 until 2011.
While many south American countries have seen their 20th century dictatorships fall, Mexico didn't really have a change. The old dictatorial party keeps most of its power.
According to mexican mainstream media, it's leading the polls; the reality shows a completely different thing. It's the first time protests breakout all over the country.
We have to remember this party ruled Mexico for most of the 20th century, imposing itself by force in 1914.
Since then, they has remained in power at whatever means available to them.