Weekly Report - 06 May 2021 (WR-21-18)

MEXICO: López Obrador calls for expedited judicial reform

The temporary release of a prominent drug trafficker on a dubious judicial order has led Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to insist on the need to enact the sweeping judicial reform proposed by his government and recently approved by congress [WR-20-50]. While there may be broad agreement that the incident has once again exposed weaknesses in the judicial system, there are still major question marks over whether the approved reform will succeed in strengthening it by eradicating corruption in the system.

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