The latest report of the exhumation work in the collective grave of Colinas de Santa Fe in Veracruz highlights that most of the remains found in the grave are of young high school and college aged men and women. The search groups narrate that they haven’t walked through half of the land and they don’t stop from discovering corpses. People continue to disappear in Veracruz, in the context of the war declared by the delinquency against the local government. 240 bodies from 170 clandestine graves have been exhumed.
By: Ignacio Carvajal García | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Mexico City/Veracruz, March 7, 2017— Blogexpediente had access to the latest report on exhumation work in the collective graves of Colinas de Santa Fe, and what stands out the most of the 240 bodies exhumed so far is that they mostly consist of young people.
The last cutoff on the works in the collective graves of Colinas de Santa Fe state that 240 bodies from 117 clandestine graves have been exhumed.
And in the middle of the cluster of bodies, the mothers of the collective Solecito, who are actively working in this grave, what has surprised them is the high number of young people among the victims.
“Most of them are young people, women and guys, although people with gray hairs have also been found, despite the advanced state of decomposition, that detail has been observed,” said a source close to the work on the grave, at the request of anonymity.
Among the findings of the various graves, which show the slaughter of young people; clothing, footwear, and intimate clothing corresponding to the ages of 14 and 25 are also abundant.
The information that this medium accessed shows that the finding of bodies far from diminishing increases, and these graves are not even half of the terrain.
The last cutoff on the works in the collective graves of Colinas de Santa Fe state that 240 bodies from 117 clandestine graves have been exhumed. Photo: Cuartoscuro Archive
They consist of 125 graves located until the beginning of March, of which 177 have been worked on, which have resulted in the findings of 240 skulls, which is equal to the number of victims, more than half, correspond to boys who were high school or college aged.
However, the number of victims could be much higher, as some bodies are being removed without a head, only limbs or legs.
Usually, most of these corpses are being removed whole and it is atypical that they appear dismembered.
“A lot of clothes has been found, credentials of all kinds, shoes, both men as well as young women,” said the source.
According to the progress of this search, there is at least 60% of land that needs to be analyzed by experts and search dogs for more graves, hence, in a few months, Colinas could be one of the worst clandestine graves found in Latin America.
Beyond the massacres in Coahuila and the graves of Tetelcingo, Morelos [with 117 victims] or the massacres of Tamaulipas, Colinas de Santa Fe is one of the worst violations of human rights, beyond those that occurred in the dictatorships of Chile, Guatemala, and Argentina, where the armed forces were evidenced to having implemented public policies to exterminate people.
Javier Duarte de Ochoa and Arturo Bermúdez, accomplices of the responsible criminals, would pass to a level equal to that of the PRI perpetrators of the massacres of Agua Blancas, El Halconazo (The Corpus Christi Massacre) and El 68 (Tlatelolco Massacre), in which dozens of young people disappeared and nothing else was known from them.
To hunt and kill the youth is a dynamic that doesn’t stop and that has been displayed with the five boys of Playa Vicente who were assassinated in Tierra Blanca, the missing ones of Papantla at the hands of municipal [police]; the case of Génesis Urrutia, deprived of her liberty in Veracruz with five other youths, found dead, among six other bodies, dismembered, in October 2016, the same month in which the bodies of five other boys were also found between San Andrés and Santiago Tuxtla.
Data from the National Registry of Lost or Missing Persons indicates that from 2010 to date, there are 722 reports of missing persons in Veracruz, most of them are in the Veracruz-Boca del Río area, where it converges with the graves of Colina de Santa Fe.
Regarding the recognition of the victims, it has only been possible to establish the identity of the former agent of Public Prosecutor Pedro Huesca; the clothing and credentials found in the same graves are expected to help identify the victims who are reported as missing.
Source: Sin Embargo