In Mexico gang wars, who watches the watchmen?

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Amnesty International is taking sides on the drug and gang violence that’s already killed 7,000 people this year in Mexico… and their stance may surprise you.

The international human rights watchdog group is accusing the Mexican government of turning a blind eye to thousands of complaints against the Mexican military. According to the charges, the same military troops tasked with providing security against gang violence are themselves guilty of torturing, and in some cases murdering, civilians.

The Houston Chronicle’s Mexico bureau chief, Dudley Althaus, covered this story and joins us to discuss the ramifications of these alleged abuses. Are these violations a necessary evil in fighting a war so out-of-control, or something to inspire the ancient question: “Who Watches the Watchmen?”

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