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Six Additional Bodies Found on Mexican Border

Authorities announced on Tuesday that they have unearthed an additional six bodies from the northeastern Mexican border. A drug gang is believed to be running operations in this area; kidnapping bus passengers and hiding them in graves. In less than a month, security forces have already recovered a total of 183 bodies.

These recent discoveries have increased the assumption that lawlessness is dominant in Tamaulipas state. It is where a drug gang called Zetas is said to be terrorizing migrants who are trying to travel up north to U.S. borders. This is also where the Zetas are suspected to have killed 72 migrants from Central America August of 2010.

Marisela Morales, Federal Attorney General, said that police forces started to investigate for corpses in San Fernando on April 1st following the confession of several suspects. The suspects admitted to having kidnapped and killed bus passengers in the area.

Morales also said that the gangs purpose for the abductions are still unclear but they are considering the possibility that Zetas may be forcefully recruiting people to join their team. Moreover, officials also found out that the gang is exhausting money from passengers. Those who can pay $2,000 are led to the U.S. border by the Zetas themselves.

The discovery of the mass graves has ignited demonstrations from the citizens, calling for the government to provide better security to travelling passengers in the area. Drug gang violence alone has already claimed more than 40,000 lives in Mexico. Thus, they have since strengthened their campaign against drug mules and have brought down a couple of major drug kingpins.

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Manny Ramirez’s Fails Performace Enhancing Drug Test

Manny Ramirez should be remembered as one of the best hitters in the history of baseball, an MVP who altered the 2004 World Series, and a hall of famer. However, after recent discoveries, he will now always be remembered as a cheater, a coward, and someone who has wasted pure talent.

On Friday, Ramirez announced his retirement in a Major Baseball press release. It was later reported that the batter failed a performance-enhancing drug test performed by the league’s drug program. He decided to retire rather than submit an appeal or go through a 100-game suspension for his second violation.

Ramirez was criticized for his cowardice as he reportedly did not inform his employers of his decision. Rays learned about his retirement only from the Commissioner’s Office; not hearing from both Ramirez and his agent. Ramirez instead quit the team without leaving a notice or at the very least a letter of remorse.

The Rays, Ramirez’s former employer, said they were taken aback and got very disappointed with the athlete. They, however, said that they will not comment further regarding this recent blow to their team and would rather carry on for their fans.

Now, Manny Ramirez will not be awarded with a Hall of Flame plaque because after allegedly failing three different drug tests. New York Time said that Ramirez is one of those people in their 2003 steroid survey. On top of that, he was suspended on 2008 for failing another drug test; and most recently, this spring’s drug test results.

The details of Ramirez’s fall are unclear to everyone, however, the industry is still sad to see such great talent put to waste.

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