27 Farmworkers Beheaded in Guatemala

Police link killings to Mexican drug cartels
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2011 4:40 AM CDT
About 200 gunmen attacked workers on a small farm in northern Guatemala yesterday, decapitating 27 people.   (telesurtv)

(Newser) – Some 200 gunmen yesterday morning attacked the workers on a small Guatemalan coconut farm on the Mexico border, decapitating 25 men and two women, reports the Los Angeles Times. Authorities do not have a motive, although they suspect the massacre could be related to the killing of a man linked to the Mexican drug cartels. The bloody crackdown on drug gangs in Mexico has sent many of them over the border into Guatemala, which is thinly populated and has fewer police.

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