Mexico Finds 19 Charred Bodies in Vehicles Near US Border

The victims are believed to be from Central America, and were allegedly taken from a safe house operated by members of an organized crime group in Tamaulipas state, Spanish news agency EFE reported, citing witnesses.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Authorities are probing the deaths in the northeastern Tamaulipas state where large swaths of land are controlled by the Gulf drug cartel. Mexico is experiencing a wave of violence linked to drug gangs fighting over routes to the US.

Mexican authorities have opened an investigation following the discovery of 19 burnt bodies in several vehicles in the town of Santa Anita, close to the US border, the Tamaulipas public prosecutor's office said.

The victims are believed to be from Central America, and were allegedly taken from a safe house operated by members of an organized . . .

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