Saturday, May 21

Massacre in Tamaulipas: relatives bury the 16 murdered Guatemalan migrants

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  • BBC World News

A relative attends the funeral of Santa Cristina García Pérez, one of the murdered migrants in Tamaulipas, Mexico, when she was trying to reach the US, March 13, 2021

Some 1,500 people gathered in the town of Comitancillo, Guatemala, this weekend to remember 16 migrants who were brutally murdered in January.

Their bodies were flown from Mexico to Guatemala on Friday, seven weeks after they were found in a truck near the US-Mexico border.


The president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, was at the airport to receive the bodies.

Investigators believe they were killed as part of a turf war between gangs that control human trafficking routes.

Twelve Mexican police officers have been arrested in connection with the murders.

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