More drug-related deaths prompt Mexican protests

Cuernavaca, Mexico--The death of a famous poet's son sparked demonstrations in Mexico Wednesday against ongoing drug-related violence, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Protesters called for the resignation of President Felipe Calderal, who has launched a campaign against the drug cartels since 2006, saying his strategy was inadequate, reported BBC News.

Juan Francisco Sicilia and six others were found dead with signs of torture March 28 in a car in Cuernavaca, with a note signed by the Gulf cartel claiming the victims sent drug-related tips to the government, said the Los Angeles Times.

BBC News said more than 35,000 Mexicans have died in the past four years.

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