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Legal News
28 Apr 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] A Costa Rican court on Wednesday found the country's former president Miguel Angel Rodriguez [CIDOB profile, in Spanish] guilty of corruption charges and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. Rodriguez, who also served as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) [official website], accepted more than $800,000 … [read more]


Legal News
27 Mar 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

[JURIST] A Mexican appeals court on Thursday affirmed a lower court ruling that absolved former president Luis Echeverria [TrialWatch backgrounder; JURIST news archive] of any criminal responsibility for the 1968 killings of student protesters [GWU backgrounder] in Mexico City's Tlatelolco Plaza. The Fifth Criminal Collegiate Court upheld the Third United … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The Mexican federal Third United Criminal Tribunal Thursday absolved former President Luis Echeverria [TrialWatch profile; JURIST news archive] of any criminal responsibility for a 1968 student protester massacre [backgrounder], despite ruling that the student massacre, which took place during Echeverria's term as Interior Minister, constituted genocide. Chief judge Jesus … [read more]


Legal News
28 Mar 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] A Mexican special prosecutor's office designed to investigate past political crimes shut down on Tuesday without ever securing any convictions. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox [BBC profile], who created the department, decided to close it just before leaving office last year. That decision just took effect. All cases being … [read more]


Legal News
20 Dec 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] The Mexican judge who last month ordered the arrest of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria [Trial Watch profile; JURIST news archive] did so after finding there was probable cause to believe that Echeverria ordered an attack on student protesters [backgrounder] in 1968 while he was the country's Interior Minister, … [read more]


Legal News
9 Dec 2006
by Melissa Bancroft

[JURIST] Mexican ex-president Luis Echeverria [Trial Watch profile; JURIST news archive] was found unable to undergo a psychological examination Friday due to his deteriorating health, according to his lawyer. The former president, who held office from 1970 to 1976, has been charged with genocide and other crimes committed during his … [read more]


Legal News
30 Nov 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] A Mexican appeals court ruled Wednesday that a genocide trial against former Mexican President Luis Echeverria [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] may proceed as long as prosecutors file formal charges against him before Friday, when the 30-year statute of limitations ends. The court effectively reversed previous rulings [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
19 Nov 2006
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Former Mexican Presidents Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (1964-1970) [Wikipedia backgrounder], Luis Echeverria (1970-1976) [JURIST news archive], and Jose Lopez Portillo (1976-1982) [Wikipedia backgrounder] were responsible for "crimes against humanity" in connection with the massacres and tortures of hundreds of leftist activists during the 1960s and 1970s, according to an official … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jul 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] A Mexican judge Saturday cleared ex-president Luis Echeverria [JURIST news archive] of genocide charges in connection with his role in repressing a 1968 student revolt [backgrounder] while he was the country's Interior Minister. According to Echeverria's lawyer, the judge ruled that the charges could not stand because of Mexico's … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jul 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Former Mexican president Luis Echeverria [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] was under house arrest Saturday after a Mexican appeals court ruled Friday that it had enough evidence to charge him with genocide in connection with his role in putting down a 1968 student revolt [backgrounder] in which dozens, perhaps … [read more]


Legal News
18 May 2006
by Angela Onikepe

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch [advocacy website] lauded Mexican President Vicente Fox [official website, in Spanish] Wednesday for advances made in increasing the transparency of the Mexican government, but warned in a new report [text] on human rights in the country that more progress was needed. HRW pointed to continuing difficulties … [read more]


Legal News
27 Feb 2006
by Alexandria Samuel

[JURIST] Mexico's "scorched-earth" campaign in the 1960s and 1970s resulted in crimes against humanity, including genocide, torture, executions and disappearances, according to a draft report [text, in Spanish] made public by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. The report, commissioned by Mexican President Vicente Fox [official website, in … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jan 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] An attempt by a special prosecutor to try former Mexican president Luis Echeverria [Wikipedia profile] on genocide charges for the massacre of hundreds of students during a 1968 demonstration was rejected by Wednesday by the Mexican Supreme Court [official website]. The high court refused to hear an appeal from … [read more]


Legal News
22 Sep 2005
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] A Mexican judge on Wednesday refused to issue an arrest warrant for former President Luis Echeverria [Wikipedia profile] and seven other officials for a 1968 massacre of student protesters, ending a second attempt by prosecutors [JURIST report] to bring the former leaders to trial. Judge Ranulfo Castillo held that … [read more]


Legal News
20 Sep 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith

[JURIST] Mexican prosecutor Ignacio Carrillo has made a second bid to arrest former Mexican president Luis Echeverria [Wikipedia profile] in connection with killings of student protesters, according to a statement made Monday by Echeverria's lawyer. Dozens of students and other civilians were killed on October 2, 1968 when police and … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jul 2005
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] A Mexican court Tuesday refused to issue a warrant for the arrest of former Mexican president Luis Echeverria [Wikipedia profile] for his alleged involvement in the 1971 "Corpus Christi massacre," leading to the deaths of nearly a dozen student protesters. The current president of Mexico, Vicente Fox [BBC profile], … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jun 2005
by Tom Henry

[JURIST] The Mexican Supreme Court [official website in Spanish] ruled Wednesday that former president Luis Echeverria [Wikipedia profile] can be prosecuted for the deaths of student demonstrators killed in 1971. A panel of judges voted 3-2 to allow Echeverria and his former interior minister to face prosecution after noting that … [read more]


Legal News
23 Feb 2005
by Christina Gheen

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Mexico [official website in Spanish] upheld Wednesday a 30-year statute of limitations and dismissed charges of genocide against ex-president Luis Echeverria [official government website in Spanish]. The Court, in a 4-1 vote, held that international law against genocide does not take precedence over Mexico's national … [read more]


Legal News
13 Oct 2004
by Chris Buell

The Mexican Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to decide whether genocide charges can be brought against former President Luis Echeverria and other top officials for a 1971 massacre of protesters. Justice Jose de Jesus Gudino, writing for the court, said there was "a national interest in resolving the possible responsibility for … [read more]


Legal News
2 Sep 2004
by Jeannie Shawl

Mexico's special prosecutor investigating government human rights abuses during the country's "dirty war" has announced plans to charge 30 former civilian and military leaders with genocide. Prosecutor Ignacio Carrillo Prieto faced a set back last month when a judge refused to issue an arrest warrant for former president Luis Echeverria … [read more]

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