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Mass-killing prosecution will test Mexican President Peña Nieto
Mass-killing prosecution will test Mexican President Peña Nieto

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto faces a major test of his commitment to human rights and accountability after his government took the rare step of arresting an army officer and seven soldiers in connection with a shooting that killed 22 people. With outside pressure mounting, the army announced the arrests Thursday, nearly three months after the killings. The army described the June 30 shooting deaths in Tlatlaya, 150 miles southwest of Mexico City, as a fierce gun battle with an armed gang. In addition to 22 of the gang members dying, one soldier was wounded, the army said. But journalists who reached the site found evidence, including blood splatters on walls, that...

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