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Ex-Mexican Leader Faces Genocide Charges

Prosecutors sought charges against a former Mexican president in the deaths of student demonstrators more than 20 years ago, a first for a country whose leaders have long enjoyed impunity. The case against Luis Echeverria threatens to create a crisis in President Vicente Fox’s already troubled relationship with Congress. Echeverria’s Institutional Revolutionary Party holds the largest bloc of seats and could stop cooperating with Fox if the charges go through. Special Prosecutor Ignacio Carrillo said he presented findings in a two-year investigation to a federal judge, asking the court to confirm charges of genocide, but he did not say against whom. He said the law prohibited him from saying more. Full Story

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