Guatemala - 15 bodies found in burned-out bus
World Briefing this morning reports that the remains of 15 people were found in a burned-out bus on a rural road in eastern Guatemala.
It was not clear how the fire started, but firefighters found gasoline containers at the scene and said there was no evidence that any passengers had tried to escape.
Additional reporting by the BBC says that the bodies on the bus were so badly burned, their gender could not initially be established. The victims are thought to be from Nicaragua.
Holdups of buses by criminal gangs are common in Guatemala, a transit point for traffickers moving South American cocaine northward.
-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City