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    Mexico backs law supporting drug-war victims

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Mexico's government has fast-tracked a law to compensate victims of the country's war on drugs.

    Congress approved the bill on Tuesday, just a week after it was passed by the Senate,

    Victims of criminal violence will be eligible for support payments of up to $73,000.

    About 60,000 people have been killed during the crackdown on drugs in the past six years.

    Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.