News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mass grave found in Juárez backyard

By Louie Gilot / El Paso Times

Article Launched: 02/23/2008 12:00:00 AM MST

A clandestine grave with an unknown number of bodies was discovered by federal police investigators in a Juárez backyard, Mexican officials said Thursday.

Police excavated the yard of a house at 1847 Coyococ street and found human remains buried 5 1/2 feet deep. Police officials said in a news release that they did not know how many bodies were buried there and that they continued digging.

Federal police officials arrived in Juárez this month to help local police confront a wave of drug-related killings. The federal officers, as well as Mexican soldiers, have been conducting checkpoints in Juárez and raids on suspected drug stash houses.

More than 60 homicides have occurred in Juárez since Jan. 1, although none since last weekend.

In January 2004, the bodies of 12 men were found buried in the backyard of a Juárez house. The men had been tortured and killed.

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