23 Bodies Found in Mexico

Five of nine corpses are seen hanging from a bridge in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state, early morning on May 4, 2012. The bodies of four women and five men were found hanging off a bridge in Nuevo Laredo with an apparent message from a criminal gang, an army official said Friday. The bodies showed signs of beating and torture and "we believe they were members of a criminal gang," the official said, declining to be named.  AFP PHOTO/Raul LLAMAS        (Photo credit should read RAUL LLAMAS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    The bodies of 23 people were discovered in one of Mexico’s most violent border regions Friday. Some of them hanging from a bridge, or decapitated and dismembered in ice chests and garbage bags. Law enforcement could not immediately confirm who carried out the killings, though they said that it may have been an attack by the Zetas cartel on a rival. The bodies of five men and four women were found hanging from the bridge in Nuevo Laredo, while another 14 were found near the town’s police station. In a similar set of slayings last month, the dismembered bodies of 14 men were discovered near the Nuevo Laredo town hall.

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