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Antonio Navalón
Antonio Navalón The Escalation Continues “Where is the budget assigned to the defense of our human rights?”
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The day when the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the Interior Secretariat (Segob) made their rejection of the report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) public, our country entered again into a spiral where it’s difficult to find a short-term solution to the problem of violence.

I was surprised when President Enrique Peña Nieto, through his Twitter account, ordered federal Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam to collaborate with the Interdisciplinary Group of Experts of the CIDH who had conducted an investigation into the Ayotzinapa case.

The thing is that it is not enough tho say that there is no human rights crisis in our country, because statistics and facts are in plain view.

And another thing is that certain organizations have been involved in a situation in which, in the best of cases, one can identify a huge lack of clarity.

In that sense, it is shocking that the problem is not in the assessment made by these agencies. Because there is only two options: Everything is false and therefore we should expect the rejection of the PGR and the Segob, or everything is true and the question should be, “Where is the budget assigned to the defense of our human rights?”

There is no way to have police officers who are reliable, nor, it seems, doing what other countries with less means that us have managed to solve.

Because those countries were able to put names to the bones that appeared in clandestine graves. And they also were able to develop a reliable program of post-mortem identification. Because to certify if a boy was killed by police officers in Mexico, you have to wait for the report of Argentinian pathology experts.

The damage is profound, affecting life. And we have to keep our eyes on the solution even if we are getting used to these events.

It is an escalation that requires and demands that we have a situation where a state of law actually exists again in matters of human rights.

In my article titled “All for a chair,” I presented data that I will expand on later, but which were inaccurate. I have always said that in order to criticize it is necessary to be able to accept when you are wrong.

But regardless of the corrections I will make, I must note that the economy secretary or the federal power never had the ability to install a Kia Motors automotive plant in Nuevo León.

Seeing this, it is clear that the concession opportunities should be found with someone else other than the economy secretary.

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