Mass Graves in Mexico Linked to Cartel
The number of bodies found in mass graves in north-eastern Mexico over the past week has risen to 116, after 28 more corpses were discovered.
Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales said the 116 had died "as a result of criminal actions apparently caused by actions by the Zetas criminal group".
So far, only two of the bodies have been identified. One is a Mexican from the city of Matamoros, another is believed to be a migrant from Guatemala.
As the piece notes: Mexican drug gangs in that region have a history of violent clashes with one another over control of territory (or, more specifically, transit routes). The likelihood is that these killing are linked to inter-cartel conflicts.