Perla Trevizo
Arizona Daily Star
August 15, 2013

The Mexican government objects to the Justice Department’s decision to not charge the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed Ramsés Barrón Torres at the border with Nogales, Sonora in 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says in a written statement.

On Friday, the Justice Department said it wasn’t prosecuting the Border Patrol agents who shot and killed Barrón Torres and another teen — Carlos LaMadrid — in separate incidents along the Arizona border. The Justice Department said there wasn’t enough evidence to file federal civil-rights charges or to prove the agents weren’t acting in self-defense.

Through the Mexican Consulate in Nogales, it condemned cross-border shootings and restated “its disapproval of the use of lethal force in immigration control.”

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