Fourteen dismembered bodies found in truck in MexicoJune 8th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ciudad Mante, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fourteen dismembered human bodies have been discovered in a truck in the centre of a Northern Mexican town on Thursday.
Local media believe that the murders could be the work of rival gangs. Criminal groups frequently battle over drug-smuggling routes in the area, local media said.
The bodies of the eleven men and three women were found town of Ciudad Mante in the south of Tamaulipas state, near the Texas border. This state has become one of the bloodiest battlegrounds in the country’s fight against narco-traffickers.
Over 55,000 Mexicans have been murdered since the conflict started after the Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent the army to fight against drug gangs shortly after he became president in December 2006. The government blames the rivalry between the Zetas gang, and Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel of Mexico for the recent increase in deaths.
Calderon’s party, the conservative National Action Party (PAN) will probably suffer from the increased frustration of the Mexican population with the violence generated by the conflict. Polls have shown that the party will probably lose power in the upcoming presidential election, which will take place on July 1.
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