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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE: Military Aid Spurs Violence in Mexico

March 9th, 2011

To the Editor:

Witness for Peace reports that more than 34,550 Mexicans have been killed by drug-related crimes since 2006.

Drug-related murders were up a startling 60 percent in 2010.

Politicians in Washington reflexively throw military aid at the problem, hoping against hope it will keep the killings from spilling over the border.

Washington can ease drug-fueled bloodshed in Mexico, but not with military aid - it only spurs more violence.

Martha Lujan

San Gabriel

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