Lawmakers: Obama administration should press Mexico on human rights

ADVERTISEMENT
The letter goes on to decry:
  • The failure to reform Mexico’s Military Code of Justice to ensure human rights abuses by the military against civilians are tried in civilian court;
  • A 400 percent increase in reports of torture by the Mexican security forces to obtain confessions;
  • The failure to implement protection measures mandated under the Law for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists; and
  • More than 26,000 disappearances – including more than 2,000 involving federal authorities.

The letter is signed by Reps. Ted PoeTed PoeA bipartisan solution to stopping drive-by lawsuits Harvey response puts squeeze on GOP US Senate must follow House lead in combating human trafficking MORE (R-Texas), Tim BishopTimothy (Tim) Howard BishopDems separated by 29 votes in NY House primary Flint residents hire first K Street firm House moves to vote on .1T package; backup plan in place MORE (D-N.Y.), Sam FarrSam FarrMedical marijuana supporters hopeful about government funding bill Marijuana advocates to give away free joints on Capitol Hill DEA decision against reclassifying marijuana ignores public opinion MORE (D-Calif.), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Luis GutierrezLuis GutierrezDem senator slams Trump's Puerto Rico remark: 'What's out of whack' is your response Gutiérrez rips Trump's comments in Puerto Rico: 'I wish he would stop talking about money' Ex-Puerto Rican official: San Juan mayor just wants to run for governor MORE (D-Ill.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), John Carter (R-Texas), Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.), Peter WelchPeter WelchLawmakers try again on miners’ pension bill It's time to eliminate the secretive Pharmacy Benefit Manager pricing practices Trump is 'open' to ObamaCare fix, lawmakers say MORE (D-Vt.), Bill FosterBill FosterHouse GOP’s new challengers: Scientists mulling campaigns Dems crowd primaries to challenge GOP reps Lawmakers talk climate for Earth Day, Science March MORE (D-Ill.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Ed Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) and Danny Davis (D-Ill.).