Mexico violence: Controversy over children in militias


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7 February 2020, 10:48 pm by antelove

Mexico violence: Controversy over children in militias
Mexico violence: Controversy over children in militias

In Mexico, where street violence is routine, few images have the power to shock. But a photo of boys as young as eight in fatigues, handling guns in the state of Guerrero has received widespread media coverage.

They are part of a community police force whose mission is to protect the area. One of Mexico’s most violent states, Guerrero registered a total of 16,000 homicides last year.

Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City.




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  1. Al Jazeera English