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Mexican memorial to drug war victims unveiled

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A memorial to honour those killed in Mexico’s drug war has been unveiled in Mexico City.

The monument consists of steel panels with quotes from well-known writers and poets. Visitors can also leave their own messages on the memorial, which was built during the administration of former president, Felipe Calderon and spans almost 14,000 square metres.

The monument has caused controversy in Mexico with several groups demanding the government acknowledge every person killed in the war.

Some victims have welcomed the memorial and hope it becomes a place of remembrance and reflection.
Over 70,000 people have lost their lives to date in the drug war.