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Orphans of Mexico's Drug Wars

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - 02:32

Oct 5 - Mexico launched an ambitious drug war in 2006, but all too many times it is the children who pay the price. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Org and Mexico's drug war. A young boy shout and despair after his father and brother arcana . He has now become one of the thousands of orphans and sunny and Edouard heads which is jumped ahead of places like Baghdad and Caracas to become the murder capital of the world. Another crime scene. Another screen and despair after their sons were shot dead outside a convenience store in cold blood. These are becoming all too typical scenes in this -- steady. Neither the government nor the various independent group studying organized crime keep track of the number of children. I'm not -- who have lost fathers and sometimes mothers to to the drug war. Many an opt in orphanages . Orphanage director Maria Teresa Martinez. Since then hit one vocal element of sampling has been my thing that I 10% to twenty. But generally when there's an execution first people to get to the crime scene of the police public security local policeman. They're the ones who generally -- the church until last. I mean I'm not an announcement. At a state run orphanage traumatized infants fall asleep to the sound of tapes Lullabot . Some of the children suffer from brain damage after beating. Older children had to the playground where they are encouraged to do anything that helps them forget the outside world. Many children they just don't understand what happened to their parents. One unidentified widow described her plight. let me very happy it's. Even if anything OK okay well. We heard gunshots my daughter asking what happened to her father I said I don't know let me go -- She desperately needed ticker when I returned to realize but it happened I told her agent starting crying and asking why my father he wasn't a bad man. Is anything but tell me as a player you may have happily -- forecast he's. President Felipe Calderon launched his drug war in 2006. Vowing to take a tough stand against the cartels. But all too many times it is that children who paid the price. -- leader back Reuters.

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Orphans of Mexico's Drug Wars

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - 02:32