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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:52 PM

Memorial to Honor Violence Victims Sparks Debate

Source: Associated Press

Memorial to Honor Violence Victims Sparks Debate
MEXICO CITY August 1, 2012 (AP)

Mexican activists had demanded the government erect a monument to the victims of drug violence, but the decision to build it next to a military base is sparking debate among victims' rights advocates.

Some activists say the federally funded project, 15 steel walls arranged in rows with a pool between them, will be a space to reflect on the violence in the hopes it never repeats itself.

But poet Javier Sicilia, who leads a crime victim's movement, says building the monument next to Mexico City's Campo Marte military base is "a mistake in every way."

"It appears to be more of a monument to violence," Sicilia said Tuesday.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/memorial-honor-violence-victims-sparks-debate-16899893

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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:01 PM

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An interesting predicament, to say the least.

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