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Algerian Envoy Marks Nation’s Revolution Anniversary

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Algerian Ambassador to Mexico Belkacem Belgaid offered a diplomatic reception at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 24, to mark the 68th anniversary of the start of that African nation’s 1954 revolution. During the reception, Belgaid explained that the Algerian Revolution, which cost the lives of one and a half million people before it ended eight years later,

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Mexico’s Supreme Court under Seige

OPINION By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER The course taken by Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) last week on the issue of preventive detention (pre-trial detention without bail) is one more example of how the country’s highest court has been tainted by politics and how its justices have abdicated their responsibility to politicians. The debate over the use of preventive detention,

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National Guard Absorption Highlights Armed Forces’ Human Rights Violations

OPINION By KELIN DILLON As Mexico’s civilian policing body the National Guard prepares to be integrated into the Mexican Secretariat of Defense (Sedena) as decreed by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), experts have expressed concerns about the move’s potential to exacerbate the Armed Forces’ repeated human rights violations – especially considering that the National Guard has, too, been

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