Jan 5, 2012

U.S.-Mexico Relations: Mexican Congress asks Ministry of Foreign Affairs to oppose U.S. defense law for violating the presumption of innocence

From a U.S. point of view, it may seem presumptuous for the Mexican Congress to be concerned about the U.S. violating the rights of Mexicans, but given the U.S. government's merging of immigration, the war on drugs and border security under the rubric of "national security" and defense against "terrorists," this concern is not so far fetched.

Translated by MexicoBlog

La Jornada: The Permanent Commission of the Mexican Congress urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) to express its strong opposition to the provisions of the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act recently enacted in Washington, considering that it puts at imminent risk the bodily integrity and respect for human rights of Mexicans. The legislature believes that this legislation contains powers capable of violating the presumption of innocence and denying the possibility of a fair trial for Mexican citizens." Spanish original

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