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Relatives Doubt That 42 Men Died in Shootout on Mexico Ranch

Police search a field for evidence on the Rancho del Sol, a fenced-in ranch that was the site of a clash between Mexican authorities and a drug cartel, in the municipality of Ecuandureo, Mexico, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The clash was the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed on Friday during a three-hour firefight at this remote western ranch. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Police search a field for evidence on the Rancho del Sol, a fenced-in ranch that was the site of a clash between Mexican authorities and a drug cartel, in the municipality of Ecuandureo, Mexico, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The clash was the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed on Friday during a three-hour firefight at this remote western ranch. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

MORELIA, Mexico—Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions...




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