Mexico backs law supporting drug-war victims

Congress approves law allowing reparations of up to $73,000 for victims of drug-related violence.

    Mexico's government has fast-tracked a law to compensate victims of the country's war on drugs.

    Congress approved the bill on Tuesday, just a week after it was passed by the Senate,

    Victims of criminal violence will be eligible for support payments of up to $73,000.

    About 60,000 people have been killed during the crackdown on drugs in the past six years.

    Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Trump isn't going to be impeached by this or perhaps any future Congress as currently constituted.

    Defeating ISIL

    Defeating ISIL

    An animated timeline of how ISIL captured and lost key cities in Syria and Iraq.