President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised Tuesday to bring justice to the families of Mexico's victims of violence, speaking at a "pacification and reconciliation" forum in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez.
Obrador and members of his proposed security Cabinet held the first of a planned series of such meetings in the violence-stained border city, meeting with victims of violence, academics, authorities and others. He has promised a new approach to Mexico's spiraling violence.
One controversial proposal is an amnesty for people who commit non-violent crimes, but this seems to have gone down badly with some victims' rights supporters, who briefly interrupted the forum at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez.
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Date created : 2018-08-08