7 inmates’ bodies found in trash at Guatemala jail

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GUATEMALA CITY: The bodies of seven inmates at a maximum-security prison in Guatemala were found stuffed inside garbage bins Wednesday, their remains showing signs of torture, authorities said. Officials at El Boqueron prison found the bodies in an area that holds inmates from Mara Salvatrucha, one of the drug gangs blamed for a wave of violence sweeping Central America, said prisons spokesman Rudy Esquivel. On August 8, three other inmates were found murdered at the same prison in the eastern city of Cuilapa. The prison holds 521 inmates, including 286 who belong to Mara Salvatrucha, whose members are known for their full-body tattoos. The gang’s bloody war with its rivals has been blamed for making Central America one of the most violent regions in the world.

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