Mexico To Compensate Families of Victims Murdered by Soldiers

Mexico's government said on Thursday it would compensate relatives of 15 people executed by soldiers last year, a scandal that embarrassed President Enrique Pena Nieto and shone a light on human rights abuses by the military. The government said it would divide 50 million pesos ($3.31 million) between 13 families over the killings last June in Tlatlaya, on the southern fringes of the State of Mexico. Of the 22 people killed, two have not yet been identified, and five were judged not to have been killed in an extrajudicial manner.