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Massacre Still Casts Its Shadow in Mexico

’98 Killings Revisited as Violence Grows. Viviana woke at 4 a.m. to the sound of a struggle outside her room. “Don’t move or I’ll kill you!” she remembers a man yelling that morning in 1998, and she realized that the intruders had already seized her parents and her 4-year-old brother. “Is there anyone else in the house?” a man shouted. She heard her mother say no. Viviana, recalling that night recently, said she hid behind a dresser. She was 15, seven months pregnant and terrified. One of the men walked into her room. She said she prayed over and over, “Please God don’t let him see me.” Then he left. Minutes later she heard long sprays of gunfire. The killers, hit men out to settle a score with her father involving drugs, according to the police, had pulled 19 members of her extended family out of their beds, lined them up against a wall and executed them. Full Story

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