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    By Max Radwin.

    Nineteen people shot and burned in a Mexico border state near Texas is a macabre reminder that migrants being smuggled to the United States are targets of cartel violence.

    The victims — later identified as Guatemalan nationals — were discovered in Tamaulipas, a border state commonly transited by migrants. The state is also home to the Gulf Cartel and Northeast Cartel, a splinter group of the once-powerful Zetas.

    Authorities discovered the gruesome scene after receiving a report on January 22 of a vehicle on fire in the municipality of Camargo. A second burnt vehicle was found with it. Bodies were found in the cabin and piled up in the truck’s bed, Mexico security officials said in a news release. Before being burned, the victims had been shot. ...

    Continue reading at InSight Crime: Migrants Killed in Mexico Took Treacherous Path. More #InSightCrime.

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