No Country for Lost Kids

Safe Passage, April 17, 2015

By P.J. Tobia
June 20, 2014

Children are among those targeted by narcotics gangs, along with women and the very poor, and they’re often pressured into service as drug-mules and even assassins, according to the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Sexual violence against them is common. The cartels are “recruiting at schools, they’re recruiting at youth centers, they’re recruiting and going after children who are participating in youth groups and churches. So they’re really targeting a particular age group.”

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