Mexican Senators on the left will ask Mexico’ Supreme Court of Justice for the repeal of the Internal Security Law, signed in December by Enrique Peña Nieto. The legislators point out that, in terms of security, the new law gives absolute powers to the president of the Republic and to the armed forces to rule over the territory and the population. The decisions or actions derived from this security law are not going to be overseen or stopped by any judicial or legislative instance. Also, in the Action of Unconstitutionality that they will submit to the Court, they indicate that the new law invades the faculties of the legislative and judicial powers, voids the autonomy of the states and municipalities, and ignores the individual protections for the citizens. They specify that the executive may request military intervention to control protests or demonstrations and suspend individual guarantees indefinitely. In addition, the new law allows military agencies to have access to all the society’s databases and confers on them powers of investigation and espionage, invading the functions of the Public Prosecutors Office. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts this broadcast of the Voz Pública program, from Mexico City.
Guest: Jaime Cárdenas Gracia, PhD in Law, researcher of the Institute of Legal Research of the UNAM, legal advisor of the Labor Party in the Senate of the Republic, Mexico City; music from Voz en punto (audio cut).
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