Teenage convict presented to media © Associated Press/
Teenage homicide convict presented to media
Associated Press/

12-year-old hitmen kill with impunity in Mexican drug feuds

Growing calls for international pressure on the Mexican government to stop children from being sucked into the horrors of drug-related violence.
They’re cruel, remorseless and cheap. And they’re disposable. The teenage boys filling the ranks of Mexico’s vicious drug gangs will do anything: maim, murder, behead. More and more of these child assassins - thousands according to some estimates - add to the brutal madness of the Mexican drug wars and the erosion of civilized society.
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