Armed Conflicts
Mexico agrees to investigate mass killing by army

Shortly after the Mexican army killed 22 people in what it described as a fierce gun battle with an armed gang, the governor of the state where the incident occurred praised the military for its actions. The army has courageously and tirelessly protected citizens from ruthless criminals, Gov. Eruviel Avila of the State of Mexico said in a public ceremony, thanking the military for the operation. But in the weeks since the June 30 killings, mounting evidence has raised numerous questions about the army’s version of events. Reporters who arrived at the scene in the town of Tlatlaya described blood spatter marks on walls that seemed to indicate summary executions, not a gun...