Mexico's Senate approved a law on Friday to give the military legal justification to act as police, despite objections from human rights groups. Photo: AP Mexico's Senate approved a law on Friday to give the military legal justification to act as police, despite objections from human rights groups. Photo: AP
Mexico's Senate approved a law on Friday to give the military legal justification to act as police, despite objections from human rights groups. Photo: AP
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Mexico Congress allows military to keep policing powers despite outcry from human rights groups

The army was has been made to do the job of local forces since 2006 when it was realised that cartels were far too strong. But since then, accusations of executions and torture have surfaced

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Mexico's Senate approved a law on Friday to give the military legal justification to act as police, despite objections from human rights groups. Photo: AP Mexico's Senate approved a law on Friday to give the military legal justification to act as police, despite objections from human rights groups. Photo: AP
Mexico's Senate approved a law on Friday to give the military legal justification to act as police, despite objections from human rights groups. Photo: AP
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