Mass Grave Found in Acapulco, Linked to Tourist Disappearances

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After the mysterious disappearance of twenty men apparently on vacation in Acapulco, Guerrero more than five weeks ago, Mexican officials have discovered a mass grave near the site of their disappearance.

The Mexican daily La Crónica reports that investigators, acting on an anonymous tip, retrieved eighteen bodies from a remote coconut grove on the outskirts of the coastal city. Although the families of the missing men, who had driven down from the Michoacán province, will be brought to Acapulco to confirm the identities of the bodies, there is much speculation in the Mexican media as to the nature of the disappearances. Last week, a YouTube video surfaced which purported to show two men admitting to killing the kidnapped men as part of a feud with Familia Michoacana, a cartel in Michoacán. Despite this, the families of the missing men insist that the nature of the visit was for pleasure, and that none of them are members of a drug-trafficking organization.

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