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Mexico: Laws but no justice, says Amnesty International
« on: February 10, 2007, 11:03:28 PM »
There's been an outcry in the national media that Canadians should boycott Mexico as a tourist destination.  In January this year, a Canadian teenage boy was killed in Acapulco. Officials blamed the death on a hit-and-run accident, but family and friends allege he was beaten to death.  In February 2006, a middle-aged couple was found slain in their room at a resort near Cancun. Authorities accused two other Canadians who happened to be staying on the same hotel floor of committing the murders and botched up the criminal investigation.

Yet the situation is much, much worse if you are a Mexican citizen, says a recent Amnesty International report.
In Mexico, the criminal justice system is gravely flawed. The country’s law and enforcement agencies and judicial system do not effectively protect people from human rights abuses, and perpetrators are rarely brought to justice.

These systemic deficiencies lead to arbitrary detentions, torture, fabrication of evidence and unfair trials.
The explicit right to the presumption of innocence is absent in Mexico’s constitution. In practice most individuals accused of a crime are presumed guilty. Lack of access to effective defence counsel further undermines the right to a fair trial. Often the poorest and most vulnerable in society, such as indigenous peoples, suffer the most.

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Mexico: Laws but no justice, says Amnesty International
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 11:07:09 PM »
My 'family' vacations in Cancun every year without incident. :spy:


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Re: Mexico: Laws but no justice, says Amnesty International
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 06:26:27 PM »
I'm disgusted with the way the media is portraying what happened to the deaths of those people as an 'accident'.

5 Canadians killed in Mexico hotel blast identifie

I'm not buying it, this is disgusting!! Swamp gas contains methane. The hotel was built on a concrete pad over swamp gas. This was pure negligence. If I was related to any one of those Canadians I would start a lawsuit that would frakking break Mexico's back in the tourist trade!
"Democracy is not the law of the majority, it's the protection of the minority." -Albert Camus 1913-1960


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