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Sun Nov 16, 2014, 04:50 AM

Mexican cartoonist reflects on massacre tragedy as country battles decades of corruption

Mexican cartoonist reflects on massacre tragedy as country battles decades of corruption

Correspondents Report By North American correspondent Michael Vincent

Updated about 8 hours ago Sat 15 Nov 2014, 5:51pm



Mexico has endured many horrors over the past decade in the war on drugs.

A recent disturbing case is the "soup man", who liquefied hundreds of victims in acid.

Now another horror has shocked Mexico.

Almost two months ago - on the orders of a city's mayor - 43 student teachers were attacked by local police, and handed over to a local drug gang to be tortured and "disappeared".

The nexus between local politicians and narco-criminals was laid bare.

The case provoked daily mass protests and even attacks on the presidential palace.

It has also provoked some very, very black humour.

Newspapers around the world and social media shared one particular cartoon that shone a light on Mexico's dark soul.

It showed the attorney-general with a shovel, digging up the skulls of the missing students from a shallow grave and saying: "Look, look, we found them all. Let's go back to being a country of peace and justice."

More:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-16/mexican-cartoonist-reflects-on-massacre-tragedy/5893760

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