In a statement released at an international conference on higher education, Mexico City’s Secretary of Education Mario Delgado announced that “of the 30 thousand killed so far in this war on drugs, 30 percent have been minors,” reports the Mexican daily El Noroeste.
Delgado blamed this number on a lack of education and opportunity for young people, calling for an increase in social and education spending. The announcement comes only a day after authorities confirmed the deaths of two youths on Sunday at the hands of the Mexian military. Apparently, the pair was shot while attempting to avoid a police stop in Jalpa de Méndez, a municipality located 30 kilometers from the capital.
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