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Mexico uncovers 166 skulls in 32 secret burial pits

TRANSPARENCY:An activist slammed Veracruz prosecutors for excluding families of the disappeared from participating in the excavation of bodies

AP, MEXICO CITY

In 2016 and 2017, Veracruz investigators found 253 skulls and bodies in burial pits outside the state capital, after relatives of missing people said they received a hand-drawn map from someone detailing the location of the graves.

In 2011, police found 236 bodies in burial pits in the capital of northern Durango state.

A total of 193 corpses were found in the town of San Fernando in Tamaulipas state, just north of Veracruz.

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