Category Archives: Justice

Mexico arrests driver of vehicle that killed 27 pilgrims

Economic Times – Mexican authorities arrested the alleged driver of a truck that plowed into a crowd of pilgrims last week killing 27 people, regional authorities said.  The driver was captured on the border of the Zacatecas region, where the crash occurred, and brought before a public prosecutor.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/mexico-arrests-driver-of-truck-that-killed-27-pilgrims/articleshow/48391126.cms

Man gets 241 years for horrifying crimes against girls

Daily Mail – A Mexican man has been jailed for 241 years for keeping his lover and two teenage girls captive for five years, and committing a horrifying string of crimes against them. Dubbed ‘Mexico’s Fritzl’, Jorge Iniestra Salas repeatedly raped the girls, beginning when they were just 12 and 14 years old.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3100774/Mexicos-Fritzl-kept-woman-two-teenage-girls-imprisoned-five-years-sentenced-241-years-jail.html

Huge justice reforms racing to cross finish line

CourtroomBuzzFeed – Just a few years ago, trials were conducted not only in writing but in utmost secrecy, with victims, the accused, and lawyers rarely having direct access to a judge.

An overhaul of the judicial system, passed in 2008 and slated to be completed by June 2016, aims to increase transparency in judicial investigations and make courtroom proceedings public and speedy.

But with only 15 months left before the deadline, implementation remains piecemeal.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/karlazabludovsky/mexicos-huge-justice-reforms-are-scrambling-to-cross-the-fin#.nyLaX9wY5