La Semana: Sunday, Aug 28
The last week of summer
Welcome to the Sunday edition of The Mexpatriate.
Today’s newsletter is brought to you by the last week of my kids’ summer vacation and will therefore be shorter than usual. Below you will find a couple recap recommendations and “El Cotorreo”.
If you have been following the latest developments in the Ayotzinapa case this week, you may want to go back and read my article from the April 24 edition about the report released at that time by the independent expert forensic team (GIEI).
Also in the headlines this week is a much-anticipated Supreme Court (SCJN) ruling (scheduled for September 5) on the constitutionality of automatic pre-trial detention (prisión preventiva oficiosa). I wrote about pre-trial detention in Mexico back in the February 20 edition if you’re looking for more background on this topic.
I will be writing more about both of these issues very soon, and I will be sending an “Entre Semana” edition of the newsletter this coming week. As always, thanks for reading and please send me your feedback by emailing me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or commenting below.
“The mañanera is not just a press conferece…it has changed the political panorama. We have direct access to what the president is thinking…I remember in Peña Nieto’s press conferences it was impossible to tell what he was actually thinking—or if he was thinking.”
—Violeta Vázquez-Rojas (linguist, columnist)
“The families of the 43 deserve scientific certainty, they deserve unquestionable proof that their children are no longer alive.”
—Vidulfo Rosales (attorney representing families of the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa)
“No one who truly believes in being part of the left can defend automatic pre-trial detention, which is a clear violation of the principle of presumption of innocence and of human rights.”
—Jorge Volpi (author)