90,000 people have disappeared amid Mexico’s drug war

08/30/2021

Source: Deutsche Welle

Cacti, rock, mountains and gray desert sand, dotted with the remains of abandoned, gutted buildings. That’s all there is to see at the foot of the Picachos del Fraile mountain outside the northern Mexican industrial city of Monterrey. Perhaps that’s why the drug cartels chose this place to kill and bury their opponents and why the drug war raged particularly fiercely there in 2010. Hundreds of people disappeared.

Some were abducted to work for the cartels or smuggle drugs. Others were arrested by security forces, then their trail was lost.

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