Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Proposed law in Mexico could expand military role in drug war

As Deborah Bonello from Insight Crime explains, a couple of laws are currently being discussed in the Mexican Congress that could expand both the role and the powers of the Armed Forces in the drug war without mechanisms of accountability or oversight. Among other things, members of the Armed Forces would get ample discretion to detain suspects and to perform searches and seizures on individuals and institutions on cases that fall under a new and fuzzy concept of "internal security." It will be worth watching the development of these legal initiatives.

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