Mexico, number of deaths of children alarming in war against organized crime

More than a thousand children under 18 have died in the fight against organized crime, denounced the executive director of the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico (Redim), Juan Martín Pérez García, who stressed that the figures have increased, for while in 2007 there were 5.3 homicides of children per 100 000 inhabitants in 2009, the figure was 10.7 children, excluding infants who have been orphaned due to the more than 40 000 murders have been recorded by this fight against drug trafficking.

Perez Garcia said that according to reports, has an estimated 373 thousand children who have died in the fight against organized crime, “innocent victims of institutional violence and omissions to ensure their right to life”. Read Article

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