August 27th, 2010
02:13 PM ET

Officials investigating massacre in Mexico disappear

The lead investigator and another official looking into the massacre of 72 immigrants whose bodies were found this week in northern Mexico are missing, President Felipe Calderon said Friday.

Calderon, who was giving a speech on drug violence, initially said the body of one of the men had been found. But he was handed a note few minutes later and corrected himself, saying the investigator was missing but there was no information about his death.

Mexican media reported Friday morning that two bodies had been found and that one of them belonged to the investigator.

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  1. villa

    how can someone talk about a issue with no evindence, yeah Mexico "killed"illegal immagrents lol, people are so quick to judge.Ok we come here your american patriot hires us makes a killing no health care, so i gets sick now what? help again americans give them welfare,then americans want to maximize proofir sends jobs over seas, and then narrow minded americans r saying they take our money n jobs wen tyler is making millions lol.

    August 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GQ

    Rather than sending troops to the Mideast, why not send them to Mexico? This would put an end to some of the violence, fight the drug war, and protect our borders. Heck, it would probably provide jobs for those in the border states.

    August 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • uredumm

      great idea capt.clueless

      wave your racist flag proudly

      August 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jose

      I don't think he's racist or making a racist comment. I think we have a real problem. Remember, Americans have received Mexicans in the 80's and granted them amnesty. The government's mistake was not to secure the border the first time. I think the Republicans gained a lot of votes then. Now, the GOP has made me think twice but when you reason you see that you can't label them as racists because they were gracious the first time so what do we label them ... scared maybe, concerned, I don't know but you can't label them racist – at least not all of them. So, what I believe GQ wants to do is provide security to the nation and help them. GQ, I am with you. Jose

      August 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • GQ

      Thank you, Jose. I didn't intend to qualify myself . . .but. I'm a native Californian and a man of color. I have family doing their third tour of duty, now in Afghanistan. I often visited Baja, which I can't do anymore. It's no longer safe and Mexico is suffering from the lack of tourist dollars. Why are we fighting in the Mideast when we have the same violence near and at our borders? Furthermore, we are spending billions of dollars to have outside agencies perform services that the military no longer does, like serving meals and cleaning clothes. Spend that money in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. So many people are too quick to criticize. uredumm, if you're so smart, what is your solution?

      August 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sad

    I dont feel sorry This is what happens to illegals trying to coming here.obama wants illegals coming here bz he kicks back from cartels and calderon is the leader

    August 27, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • PhDiva

      I'm sure that it is, truly, "sad" to be victimized by such idiotic and convoluted 'thinking'. You are so 'off base' that you're actually in the wrong ballpark.

      August 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. pim

    Hold it! Legalise drugs in the US and Mexico, and u will see it will solve a lot of violence problems! Sell the crap in the supermarkets or special coffee shops! Everybody will pay tax over it, and that will cover the extra costs for wiping out the cartels, which will don't have any power by that time! Maybe a bit unrealistic, although i believe that us and mexican are all involved in the war now, so what's wrong here?

    August 27, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pim

    Btw calderon fights 2together with one cartel against the others.. Weird situation!

    August 27, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Russ

    Shut up and enjoy the violence, the more Mexicans killed the less we have here. Please buy more street drugs and support the environment by decreasing the human population.

    August 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bob

    Blame it on anti-illegal immigrant activists? No way! These people weren't even US illegal immigrants yet.
    It was the cartels who cater to people flocking to violate US law, and it's the Mexican government that allows and promotes it.
    I'm still waiting for the troops out of Iraq to be deployed on the southern border. We obviously have a war in progress down there that will spill over to the US soon.

    August 27, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. v

    no matter how hard they try to control the mexican cartel is strong

    August 28, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. patrick

    During prohibition there were shootings over tequila. Legalize drugs and the violence goes away. The criminalization of partying is to blame.

    August 28, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Change the laws

      I agree.

      August 28, 2010 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jillian Galloway

    $113 billion is spent on marijuana every year in the U.S., and because of the prohibition *every* dollar of it goes straight into the hands of criminals. Far from preventing people from using marijuana, the prohibition instead creates zero legal supply amid massive and unrelenting demand.

    According to the ONDCP, two-thirds of the Mexican drug cartel's money comes from selling marijuana in the U.S., and they protect this cash flow by brutally torturing, murdering and dismembering thousands of innocent people.

    If we can STOP people using marijuana then we need to do so now, but if we can't then we need to legalize the production and sale of marijuana to adults with after-tax prices set too low for the cartels to match. One way or the other, we have to force the cartels out of the marijuana market and eliminate their highly lucrative marijuana incomes – no business can withstand the loss of two-thirds of its revenue!

    To date, the cartels have amassed more than 100,000 "foot soldiers" and operate in 230 U.S. cities, and the longer they're able to exploit the prohibition the more powerful they're going to get and the more our own personal security is put in jeopardy.

    August 28, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
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