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Opinions Vary on Mexican Genocide Case

Many Mexicans criticized a special prosecutor Sunday for accusing a former president of genocide, with some saying the charges didn’t fit the crime. Others questioned a judge’s decision to reject the case. Special Prosecutor Ignacio Carrillo argued that dozens were killed on June 10, 1971, when security forces attacked protesters with sticks and guns, and that the crime fit a 1967 Mexican law outlawing genocide. Judge Julio Cesar Flores disagreed, and many in Mexico said the charges against former President Luis Echeverria, accused of ordering the attack, devalued the term “genocide.” Full Story

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