1. MEXICO

    5 Severed Heads Found in Mexico

    Bernandino Hernandez / AP Photo

    Mexican police on Tuesday found five severed heads outside of an elementary school in the resort town of Acapulco. It is still unclear if the heads are related to extortion threats earlier this month that caused 140 local elementary schools to temporarily shut down after the community decided it was too unsafe for classes. State police said all five heads were found in a sack, along with a handwritten message demanding the release of three alleged drug traffickers. The heads all appear to be men, although authorities said five headless bodies found elsewhere in the city on Monday were too badly burned to determine the gender.

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