Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Remains of 167 people found in Mexican cave

Saturday, March 10, 2012 |



AP


Mexican authorities have found the remains of 167 people in a southern Mexican cave, and forensic experts believe the remains are at least 50 years old, according to a statement from Chiapas state prosecutors.

The statement released Saturday said the remains were found Friday on the Nuevo Ojo de Agua ranch in an area frequently used by Central American migrants traveling north. The statement said there were no visible signs of violence on the remains, which "break easily."

The statement said authorities will "not discard any line of investigation."
The remains were discovered stacked atop each other in the cave, said a prosecutor's office employee who was not authorized to release information and asked not to be identified. The remains have been moved to the state capital of Tuxtla Gutierrez for examination, the employee said.

Mass graves have been found in the past two years mainly in northern Mexico containing the bodies of dozens of migrants and others allegedly killed by drug cartels.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like some people are claiming these are 50 years old as an excuse not to investigate. What police chief or prosecutor wants to be on the hitlist of Los Zetas. Chiapas borders Guatemala, I would think these might be migrants that didn't pay their "tax" to cross.

Anonymous said...

ok, so what was going on 50 or so years ago that would end up with 167 migrants dead in a cave?

Anonymous said...

one could easily paint the story like, as group after group of hopeful migrants paid their money to the coyote, they ventured forth toward the country with the streets paved in gold. little did they know that their final destination and resting place would be this desolate dank dark cave.

Anonymous said...

These bodies could be related to anything, if they're from 50 years ago. It could be anything from a funeral operator dumping bodies to more remnants of the "Dirty War" of the 1960's and early 1970's.

One thing is certain, they probably aren't related to drug trafficking, because that was nearly nonexistent in Chiapis 50 years ago.

Jeff said...

This have nothing to do with drug cartels. These people were probably writters, journalists and some other political enemies of the revolutionary institutional party.

Thousands of them disappeared when the CIA and the Dirección Federal de Seguridad worked together in order to protect the mexican dictatorship loyal to the US as an obstacle for the spread of other political doctrines in Latin America.

Anonymous said...

The Guerrillas Lucio Cabañas and bis people.

Anonymous said...

It could also be the many people who disappeared during El Negro Durazo. Hundreds of people disappeared on the late 70s early 80s under Durazo, they were arrested and never seen again. There is a web page that talks about this people, the web page shows the name, photo and year when they disappeared, and there is hundreds of people.

Anonymous said...

Cabanas was in the '70s in Guerrero.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know of what happen in cuernavaca?

Anonymous said...

"No signs of violence"....So they died of natural causes while being stacked on one another?

Anonymous said...

bulllllllllllllllshit mexico doesnt want no human rights heat we know whos down there and who crosses down there

Anonymous said...

country of savages

Anonymous said...

Cabañas's guerrilla goes back to 1961, it was Lucio and his brother Raul.

Anonymous said...

Mexico has as many savages as the United States. I am sick and tired of people trying to play like the US military and government is so nice, far and right because they are not. Mexico is a lovely county and has lovely people. What is going on down there right now has a lot to do with the US and what we have been doing to Mexico for generations.

Anonymous said...

The Cabañas brothers were fighting for the rights of the poor mexican indians, Raul is still alive, I don't know about Lucio.

Anonymous said...

So much for this story, it was 1000 years old.

Anonymous said...

Im also guessing these people are from some sort of political turmoil back in the day.

Los desaparecidos.

It gives you shivers down the spine...

Chivis said...

Looks like the mystery is solved, the remains are 1000 years old..

see the "Kid"s post on borderland beat forum for the article..

http://borderland-beat.924382.n3.nabble.com/Chiapis-Bodies-Were-From-Ancient-Cemetary-td3818233.html#a3818239

richard said...

those ppl are so full of shit!!!..no sign of violence...at least 50 yrs old...wtf you really want ppl to believe that bullshit...that cant properly be determined without studying the bones first which takes more than a few days

Anonymous said...

March 11, 2012 11:26 AM
Anonymous said... you are dizzy, Americas treatment of Mexicans is the cause for Mexican on Mexican crime and brutality ??? WTF??? smoke another kilo dude, America is NOT forcing those guys to decapitate,burn,and slaughter each other...that is their own greed and fear driving them ...PENDEJO!!

Anonymous said...

3/11 4:48PM,
Hey dipshit, what's going down in Mexico has nothing to fucking do with the United States! Gimme a fucking break it's not Americans in Mexico killing Mexicans...is it? No!!! It's Mexicans killing Mexicans for money...plain and simple! It doesn't matter whether there is a demand for drugs in the US or weapons can be bought in the US...simply because Mexicans have a choice not deal in drugs or weapons but the lure of easy money supercedes human decency! I'm tired of ignorant assholes like yourself blaming the US for the DTO problems in Mexico! Last I heard Mexico was it's own country...is that not true? So than you tell me why the Mexican gov't can't get grip on the problem...or why the Mexican military is the only law enforcement presence in some areas? Yea, blame the US all you want and the problems in Mexico will never be solved!

Anonymous said...

March 12, 2012 9:44 AM .
You will talk till you are blue in the face.
Some of these clowns,believe that shit.The "US treating Mexico this way"What way?Its like talking to a brick wall.Not all Mexicans are like this,but huge numbers are?Some kind of racist shit?Blaming other people for your problems,sad shit that man.Its Mexican made all the way.You grow it,make it,sell it,kill for it,but it is the fault of the US?

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