Rights Groups Contend Mexican Military Has Heavy Hand in Drug Cases

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Rights Groups Contend Mexican Military Has Heavy Hand in Drug Cases

New York Times -- Up to 45,000 troops have been sent to several states to assist, and sometimes take over for, civilian forces — the most boots on the ground in highly populated areas since the Mexican Revolution, said David Shirk, principal investigator for the Justice in Mexico project at the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute.

“The Mexican military has experienced a dramatic and sustained mission creep from the 1940s to the present,” Mr. Shirk said. (Full Story

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