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Mexico City unveils memorial to drugs war victims

A monument to the victims of Mexico's drugs war has been unveiled in Mexico City.

Built with $2.4m (£1.6m) of funds confiscated from drugs traffickers, it comprises 64 rusted steel panels, bearing quotes from famous writers, built around four reflective pools.

But the memorial has proved controversial - for its location, next to an army training ground, and for not naming any of the tens of thousands of people estimated to have died in the struggle.

Will Grant reports from Mexico City.

  • 06 Apr 2013
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