July 11, 2009

Os Estados Unidos têm moral pra condenar a prática da tortura por parte de soldados mexicanos? (Can America Call Mexico Out on Alleged Torture Use?)

A lengthy story in today’s Washington Post details the increasingly brutal techniques the Mexican army is allegedly employing in its war against drug cartels—including asphyxiation and the use of electric shocks applied to the genitals of suspected traffickers.

O governo não tem moral alguma, mas o Congresso não esteve envolvido nas deliberações sobre a prática da tortura na “Guerra ao terror” de Bush e cia.

Soon, Congress will have to decide whether Mexico’s human rights record is satisfactory enough to qualify to receive more than $100 million in anti-narcotics assistance earmarked for it.

Diz o diretor de uma organização mexicana contra a tortura e impunidade, José Raymundo Díaz:

“It really takes a lot of cynicism, a lot of hypocrisy, for the United States to say, ‘We will give you money to fight drug trafficking as long as you respect human rights.’ “

In other related torture news:

Nancy Pelosi não mentiu quando afirmou que a CIA havia mentido para ela.
Waterboarding é oficialmente uma palavra para o dicionário Merriam-Webster. [LEMBRAR: fazer o glossário da minha monografia.]
Artigo bacana da diretora executiva da ACLU em Maryland: Torture must be punished. [Falando em Maryland, quero me mudar pra lá pra trabalhar no instituto World Public Opinion!!]

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