POT TV – With drug cartel violence spinning out of control in Mexico, politicians have backed a new law aimed at compensating victims of the violence just two months before Mexico’s upcoming federal election.
From Al Jazeera:
Mexico’s government has fast-tracked a law to compensate victims of the country’s war on drugs.
Congress approved the bill on Tuesday, just a week after it was passed by the Senate,
Victims of criminal violence will be eligible for support payments of up to $73,000.
About 60,000 people have been killed during the crackdown on drugs in the past six years.
Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.