La Jornada, Saturday October 26, 2013
Saltillo, Coahuila. Bishop Raúl Vera López said it is unbelievable that while the justice system released the drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero and the paramilitary protagonists of the Acteal massacre, and allowed the Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, condemned for kidnapping, to leave Mexico, the Tzotzil professor Alberto Patishtán continues to be imprisoned for a crime which he did not commit. “The process of justice is wrong. An honest teacher, who has truly been an apostle in the prison, is still kept there. It is a structural problem of the justice system,” he said. Concerning the tax reform which the government of Enrique Peña Nieto is seeking, he said it aims to gather resources to pay miserable pensions to thousands of workers who will be affected by the short contracts which the new labour legislation is proposing.