November 29, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On November 29, 2006, a Mexican appeals court ruled that a genocide trial againstformer Mexican President Luis Echeverriacould proceed as long as prosecutors filed formal charges before the 30-year statute of limitations ended. This effectively reversedprevious rulingsthat the statute of lim... ...[read more]
July 1, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 1, 2006, former Mexican president Luis Echeverria was placed under house arrest after a Mexican appeals court ruled the day before that it had enough evidence to charge him with genocide. The charges were in connection with his role in putting down a 1968 student revolt in which dozens, ...[read more]
April 28, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
A Costa Rican court on Wednesday found the country's former president Miguel Angel Rodriguez 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), accepted more than $800,000 in ...[read more]
March 27, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
A Mexican appeals court on Thursday affirmed a lower court ruling that absolved former president Luis Echeverria of any criminal responsibility for the 1968 killings of student protesters in Mexico City's Tlatelolco Plaza. The Fifth Criminal Collegiate Court upheld the Third United Criminal ...[read more]
July 13, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Mexican federal Third United Criminal Tribunal Thursday absolved former President Luis Echeverria of any criminal responsibility for a 1968 student protester massacre, despite ruling that the student massacre, which took place during Echeverria's term as Interior Minister, constituted ...[read more]
March 28, 2007
by Brett Murphy
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, who created the department, decided to close it just before leaving office last year. That decision just took ...[read more]
December 20, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
The Mexican judge who last month ordered the arrest of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria did so after finding there was probable cause to believe that Echeverria ordered an attack on student protesters in 1968 while he was the country's Interior Minister, according to a Mexican court ...[read more]
December 9, 2006
by Melissa Bancroft
Mexican ex-president Luis Echeverria 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 time in the ...[read more]
November 30, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A Mexican appeals court ruled Wednesday that a genocide trial against former Mexican President Luis Echeverria 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 that the ...[read more]
November 19, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Informe Histrico a la Sociedad Mexicana 2006, Fiscalia Especial para Movimientos Sociales y Politicos del Pasado. Read the full text of the report. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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