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


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