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Mexico Defense Secretary Admits to "Mistakes" in Drug War

Mexico Defense Secretary Admits to
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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 8:42am

EL PASO - Mexican Defense Secretary Guillermo Galvan admitted there have been mistakes in the country's drug war.

During a speech in Mexico City, he said, "Of course there have been mistakes," and added he is willing to listen to recommendations made by "competent organizations."

Mexico's security forces have been accused of committing widespread human rights violations like torture and forced disappearances in their battle against drug cartels.

Since President Felipe Calderon launched the offensive against drug cartels in 2006, more than 50,000 people have died in drug related violence.
 

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