• Mexican president suffers court reverse, tensions rise

    9 days ago - By Bésame

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Supreme Court struck down part of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's ‘jail, no bail' policy Thursday.
    The court voted against mandatory pre-trial detention for people accused of fraud, smuggling or tax evasion. Because trials often take years in Mexico, the justices argued that being held in prison during trial was equivalent to being subjected to punishment before being convicted.
    Instead, prosecutors would have to convince judges there are valid reasons not to release people on their own recognizance - for example, by arguing that they may pose a flight risk...
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