Mexican government may pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages to army-slayings victims

March 14, 2015 12:46 AM

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MEXICO CITY – A Mexican government commission for victims' rights may pay tens of thousands of dollars in reparations to relatives of those killed in the army's June 30 slaying of criminal suspects after most of them had surrendered.

The head of the Executive Commission for Victims Support said all 22 of the dead are considered victims even though between seven and 10 may have died in an initial shootout with soldiers.

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