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Mexico opposition wants army off drug crackdown

Opposition Mexican lawmakers demanded on Wednesday that soldiers be taken off a joint police and army crackdown on drug trafficking gangs, following a report of rights abuses by some troops. In a challenge to conservative President Felipe Calderon, lawmakers from the Party of the Democratic Revolution or PRD, and the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, told a committee of senators and deputies that troops deployed in the 5-month-old offensive should be sent back to their barracks. Full Story

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