Updated: August 25, 2020 08:55 AM GMT
Activists place an "anti-monument" to mark the 10th anniversary of the San Fernando Massacre in which 72 migrants on route to the United States were killed in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, in front of the US embassy in Mexico City, on August 22, 2020. (Photo: Pedro PARDO / AFP)
Pope Francis has recalled a 2010 massacre in Mexico, where a drug cartel shot dead 72 migrants in Tamaulipas state for their refusal to work in the illegal trade.In his Angelus address on Aug 23, Pope Francis backed the family members of the victims seeking justice for the massacre of the 52 men and 14 women by the Los Zetas drug cartel in the village of El Huizachal in San Fernando. Bodies of these undocumented migrants from Central and South America were unearthed from a mass grave on a ranch by the Mexican military later.
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