Mexico backs law supporting drug-war victims
Congress approves law allowing reparations of up to $73,000 for victims of drug-related violence.
Last Modified: 01 May 2012 05:45

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.

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