News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mexican military to investigate abuse

Calderon pledges 'unrestricted support for human rights'

By JEREMY ROEBUCK/The Monitor

March 11, 2008 - 1:29AM

The Mexican military will investigate claims that its soldiers performed unwarranted searches, stole private property and otherwise abused their authority in cities along the country's northern border, according to one of its spokesmen.

In a written statement, Mexican President Felipe Calderon's defense ministry pledged "unrestricted support for human rights and the firm intention to make (its) operations transparent."

Allegations of abuse surfaced soon after Calderon dispatched hundreds of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border early this year with a mandate to weed out police corruption and combat the nation's entrenched drug cartels.

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