The search for clandestine graves of the disappeared

LAT – They lug basics: shovels, machetes, hammers, a metal rod to test the earth, a portable canopy to block the broiling sun. Lucia Diaz and about 15 others head off in several pickups, passing a police guard and arriving at a mosquito-infested field where everyone sprays on repellent and dons masks and gloves for the grisly task ahead.

Their objective: human remains, long buried, now emerging from the earth, providing clues to unspeakable fates. Searchers on the northern fringes of Veracruz say they have uncovered at least 80 clandestine graves in the last eight weeks.

http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-missing-20160929-snap-story.html

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