1. CARTELS

    Dozens of Bodies Dumped in Mexico

    Image #: 17882678    epa03218088 Forensic experts are guarded by police and army members as they investigate the crime scene where 49 mutilated bodies were found on a highway in Cadereyta, Monterrey, Northern Mexico, on 13 May 2012. Police confirmed the number of victims has risen from 37 to 49, including six women, and that some of the bodies were found in bags and other uncovered.  EPA/MIGUEL SIERRA /LANDOV

    Miguel Sierra / EPA-Landov

    Forty-nine bodies were strewn across a highway in northern Mexico Sunday in what is believed to be the latest in drug-cartel violence. The bodies were dumped near Monterrey, in the town of San Juan, 110 miles from the U.S. border. Some of them were mutilated and wrapped in plastic bags. In September and November of 2011, there were two similar incidents involving dozens of bodes being scattered across roads.

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