Aug 8, 2012

Mexico memorial to drug war victims inspires debate

Los Angeles Times: Even as the winning design for the monument was announced, conflicting visions and bitter disputes arose over who should be honored and how.

Tracy Wilkinson. MEXICO CITY — It must have seemed like a good idea at the time: a memorial to the thousands of victims of the drug violence that has convulsed Mexico for most of the last decade.

Washington, after all, has its Vietnam War memorial. New York has its monument at the site of the World Trade Center.

But even as the winning design was being announced, Mexico's tribute was stricken by the conflicting visions and bitter disputes that have driven wedges into Mexican society. Read more.

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