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Mexico Starts Program for Orphans in Juarez

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POSTED: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 7:50am

UPDATED: Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 4:17pm

JUAREZ - Mexico's drug war has claimed thousands of lives, but not every victim is among the dead.

For every person that has died there are often children who are orphaned.  That's why Mexico has launched a new $8 million program to support families of children who have been orphaned by the drug war.  More than 9,000 people have died in drug violence in and around Juarez since 2008.  That's when rival cartels started a turf war over smuggling routes to the U.S.

In addition to being orphaned, many children are traumatized by the site of one or both their parents being murdered. The new program offers therapy, scholarships, food support and medical attention, depending on the needs of each family.
 

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Whats worse is there are kids in the U.S. that are orphans and need good homes.

This is just a smoke screen because there are no laws that protect children that are orphaned in mexico. There are no standards to run such a program or a watch dog committee. So the 8million is gonna be re-routed to politicians pockets. There will be 100s of orphans on that list that don't even exist. That i'm sure the Mexican Gov. will do.

Mexico has never cared about the well-being of women or children. This new agency was created in the attempt to get more dollars from the US.
They'll blame us shortly for the orphan problem.

How about the ability for U.S. citizens to adopt some of these children without all of the cost involved in adoption these days?

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