Monday, November 21, 2011

About Mexico's Drug War - from Human Rights Watch

Neither Rights Nor Security - Los Angeles Times
Killings, Torture, and Disappearances in Mexico’s “War on Drugs”
November 9, 2011
...a new report by Human Rights Watch indicates that drug cartels and organized crime aren't solely responsible for the bloodletting. The military, deployed to protect civilians, may have caused many of their deaths, according to the group's study.

...This report examines the human rights consequences of President Felipe Calderón’s approach to confronting Mexico’s powerful drug cartels. Through in-depth research in five of Mexico’s most violent states, Human Rights Watch found evidence that strongly suggests the participation of security forces in more than 170 cases of torture, 39 “disappearances,” and 24 extrajudicial killings since Calderón took office in December 2006....MORE

click HERE to read Human Rights Report

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