Violence created growing population of displaced in Mexico

May 11, 2016 10:08 PM

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MEXICO CITY – Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says the violence unleashed by organized crime has forced thousands of people to abandon their homes, adding to the country's internally displaced population.

The commission said Wednesday that it interviewed 1,784 people who said they had been displaced. But it also said information from others including local authorities and human rights organizations produced a total of at least 35,433 people who have fled.

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