Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Little Justice in Mexico

A Mexican judge has refused to issue an arrest warrant for former Mexican president Luis Echeverria. The charge is genocide for Echeverria's alleged orders to open fire on student protesters in Mexico City in 1971. Mexico's Supreme Court ruled last month that Echeverria could be charged with genocide in connection with the massacre, and it sent the case back to a lower court to decide if the allegations brought by special prosecutor Ignacio Carrillo met the legal definition of genocide.

Judges are bought every day in Mexico so this is no surprise. Along with the price of purchase comes the threat of death if a judge opens his/her mouth.

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