“Veracruz is an enormous mass grave”: 250 skulls found in hidden graves on Mexico’s Gulf coast

Source: Business Insider

“The top prosecutor in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz confirmed Tuesday that more than 250 skulls have been found over the last several months in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz. State Prosecutor Jorge Winckler said the clandestine burial pits appear to contain the victims of drug cartels killed years ago. But the news came as no surprise to Lucia Diaz, one of the mothers of the disappeared whose group is known as Colectivo Solecito. The mothers pushed authorities to investigate the fields where the skulls were found, because they suspected more than a year ago that the wooded area known as Colinas de Santa Fe was a clandestine burial ground.” (03/14/17)