Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ruiz on the Court, Fox on Calderón

The public reaction to the Oaxaca Supreme Court decision focused primarily on the implicated Ulises Ruiz and the exonerated Vicente Fox. Both men were in the news today. Ruiz, with all due respect to the Court, rejected the ruling that he had contributed to violating human rights, and said the decision was politicized. He also questioned Fox's exoneration.

Fox's comments today had nothing to do with Oaxaca, but rather another criticism of his successor in the presidency. He called Calderón's anti-drug strategy a failure, and said it was time for the army to return to its barracks and to let the Federal Police take over the fight against organized crime.

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