Take Two for October 11, 2012

Use of torture by Mexican government on the rise, Amnesty International says

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Mexican soldiers patrol along Sor Juana Avenue in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico on September 20, 2012. In the last two months the violence in Mexico raised 14 percet. More than 50.000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime.

Today Amnesty International issued a report about the Mexican government under outgoing President Felipe Calderon.

The human rights group said that the Mexican government has, "effectively turned a blind eye" to dramatic increases of torture and abuse by police and the military.'


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