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Police corner off the site where a mass grave was found in EL Arbolillo Police corner off the site where a mass grave was found in EL Arbolillo  (AFP or licensors)

Another twist in Mexico's 12 year drug war

Mexican Authorities announce that a clandestine mass grave containing 174 victims of organized crime found in the South Eastern State of Vera Cruz, includes the remains of babies and children. James Blears reports about another grim twist, in the Country`s twelve years Drug War.

By James Blears

Tiny Pink sandals, a t shirt with the image of Tinkerbell, a child`s jumper depicting Pokémon, trousers which would only fit a toddler, all carefully removed from small bodies alongside adults. Mexico`s National Commission for Missing Persons is posting these heartbreaking photo on line in the hope that this and DNA matches might bring some closure to families of those who`ve vanished.

More than 30,000 Mexican people have been officially reported missing in Mexico`s ongoing Drug War. That`s not counting tens of thousands of Central American Migrants who were crossing Mexico, but never made it to the US Border. Victims of cartels who demand kidnap ransoms of those caught join their ranks. The alternative is death and an unmarked grave.

Listen to James Blears' report


25 September 2018, 15:31