RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Twelve people believed to be members of a self-defense group were killed in the western Gulf Coast state of Veracruz and their bodies dumped on a dirt road, local authorities said on Monday, January 18th.
The bodies were found with their feet and hands bound, according to local media citing a police report on the incident in the volatile Las Choapas municipality.
The area is about 363 kilometers (225.5 miles) south of the port city of Veracruz, the state capital.
The Veracruz security ministry said in a statement the victims were “executed” and early . . .