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Mexican Activists Demand Investigation

Mexican activists have sent a petition to the International Criminal Court requesting that President Felipe Calderón be investigated regarding his alleged involvement in torturing and killing civilians in the country's ongoing drug war. The petition's 18,000 signatories would also like the court to investigate Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico's most-wanted drug lord. Despite the Mexican government's insistence that no crimes against humanity have been committed, human-rights lawyer Netzai Sandoval has implored that the ICC investigate the deaths and torture of civilians at the hands of security forces as well as gangs.

November 25, 2011 7:21 PM