Democracy Now: Mexican Youths Protest Drug Killings

In Mexico, hundreds of students rallied in the capital Mexico City Thursday to protest a wave of drug-linked killings targeting young people. Some forty-two youths have been killed in four recent attacks. Protest leader Sergio Leyva said Mexican drug cartels have committed crimes with impunity.

Sergio Leyva: “We can be killed, either by the government or by the drug traffickers. This is the greatest dilemma that we have. It cannot be possible that in six days forty-two young people have been killed. In January of this year, fifteen died in [Ciudad Juárez], and the only thing the government offered us was a tithe of justice with impunity.”

~ by wheresthemic on October 30, 2010.

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