Jan 13, 2012

Drug War Bloodshed: "Macabre" toll of violence admitted by the government, says expert

La Jornada: "Statistics released by the Attorney General's Office (PGR) indicating that 47,000 killings have occurred in the drug war is a "macbre number," even though it is a number that has been minimized, because there are NGOs that have counted more than 60,000 deaths. But what is most important is that the authorities do not consider the human and social damage that has been left by this conflict. This includes between 10 and 15,000 missing, and more than 120,000  offspring affected by these deaths and the thousands of wounded, said Jose Luis Pineyro, a specialist in national security and armed forces.

Javier Sicilia, leader of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, called for the mourning of the death of any human being, because of  an elementary sense of brotherhood, with regard to the numbers reported by the PGR." Spanish original

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