A newly discovered mass grave in Monterrey, Mexico, contains the bodies of at least 38 people. The site is believed to be a cartel dumping ground for murder victims. News of the grave underlines the country’s severe problems with narco-traffickers.

The killing of a prominent Mexican candidate for governor of the border state of Tamaulipas in June drew new attention to the drug violence that has given Mexico the unflattering title of “country with the most annual domestic violent deaths, not involved in a civil war.” –JCL

The BBC:

Police found blood on an earthen ramp and traces of petrol at the bottom, where victims may have been tortured.

Soldiers in Mexico have uncovered a mass grave with at least 38 bodies in the northern state of Nuevo Leon.

Security forces said an anonymous tip-off led them to the site almost the size of a football pitch.

Investigators believe drug gangs used the remote spot to torture and kill their victims.

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