Mexico’s New Focus to Stem Violent Culture: Children

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PUEBLA, Mexico—When Lupita Pérez Parra was a young girl, struggling to learn how to read, her mother would punish her by pricking her fingers with a sewing needle. Years later, when Ms. Pérez became frustrated at her own children, she found herself meting out the same painful punishment.…

‘It’s a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.’ 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing.

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EL FUERTE, Mexico—One recent day, a line of grieving mothers armed with picks and shovels worked their way across a muddy field looking for Mexico’s dead and missing, their own children among them.…