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Today in Latin American History

Mexican Authorities Uncovered Mass Graves Containing 193 Bodies in 2011

Today in Latin American history, in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 bodies were exhumed from several mass graves made by Los Zetas in 2011.

Authorities investigating the massacre reported numerous hijackings of passenger buses on Mexican Federal Highway 101 in San Fernando, and the kidnapped victims were later killed and buried in 47 clandestine mass graves.

Reports mentioned that kidnapped victims were forced to fight to the death with other hostages, similar to a “gladiator fight from ancient Rome,” where they were given knives, hammers, machetes, and clubs to find recruits who were willing to kill for their lives.

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