Guerrero Congress members voted no

by h4Dan, Friday, May 26, 2017, 19:31 (83 days ago)

Rob, can you comment on this? is this news site to be trusted?

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/nayarit-congress-votes-to-abolish-fuero/

Does this mean that elected officials like the mayor can act with impunity in Guerrero?

I don't know who or what to believe anymore. :loco:

Guerrero Congress members voted no

by OlsenMN, Friday, May 26, 2017, 19:57 (83 days ago) @ h4Dan

Rob, can you comment on this? is this news site to be trusted?

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/nayarit-congress-votes-to-abolish-fuero/

Why are you reading a english rehash of the Mexican news? Note at the end of the article it says: Source: Milenio (sp)

Go to google news. change edition to Mexico and put in Zihuatanejo then say yes to set up google alert. (I do this on the US news also) I get an email or two daily that gives you all points of view from the journalists not afraid to speak out.

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Guerrero Congress members voted no

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, May 26, 2017, 20:17 (82 days ago) @ OlsenMN

Rob, can you comment on this? is this news site to be trusted?

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/nayarit-congress-votes-to-abolish-fuero/

Why are you reading a english rehash of the Mexican news? Note at the end of the article it says: Source: Milenio (sp)

Go to google news. change edition to Mexico and put in Zihuatanejo then say yes to set up google alert. (I do this on the US news also) I get an email or two daily that gives you all points of view from the journalists not afraid to speak out.

Unless you are fluent in Spanish you would do well to let the Mexico News sort through reliable sources of news. They're pretty good at it. I read my news in Spanish because I also know which news sources are reliable for certain types of news and I understand their particular slants. For example, Milenio is the baby of Carlos Marín, and while I like him okay and agree with some of his points of view, he nevertheless has a slant that is his own bias. While I believe he endeavors to be serious and professional, I also know how to filter through his bias. Progreso has a heavy bias against anything PRI. Aristegui will never utter a criticism of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Reforma is a rag good only for wrapping fish and letting your pet poop on it. El Universal is generally less biased than most but you have to watch out for the occasional propaganda. And so on...:2c:

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And there's some good news there!

by Pelicano, Saturday, May 27, 2017, 16:49 (82 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

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Guerrero Congress members voted no

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, May 26, 2017, 20:04 (82 days ago) @ h4Dan

Rob, can you comment on this? is this news site to be trusted?

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/nayarit-congress-votes-to-abolish-fuero/

Does this mean that elected officials like the mayor can act with impunity in Guerrero?

I don't know who or what to believe anymore. :loco:

Most elected officials throughout Mexico are immune from prosecution. Those with warrants out for their arrest but who somehow win an election often hide out and then sneak into the swearing-in ceremony. This has happened at local, state and federal levels for decades. To lose their immunity requires some byzantine actions by their state or federal legislature. Recently a few states have voted on proposals to remove that immunity since it is such a popular measure in the fight against corruption and impunity. Guerrero's state legislature is being urged by many groups to reconsider their vote. But then why would criminals vote away one of their best means of protection? Their negativity to accountability pretty much speaks for itself.

Guerrero Congress members voted no

by h4Dan, Friday, May 26, 2017, 20:09 (82 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob, Thanks for the explanation, much appreciated, gives me some insight.