Clarification: Mexico-US Ambassador story

AP News
Posted: Oct 30, 2015 9:38 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story Oct. 29, The Associated Press reported that Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said there are no specific criteria for restoring U.S. aid recently withheld from Mexico over human rights concerns, such as solving specific cases or investigating allegations of extra-judicial killings. The story should have made clear, however, that there are other requirements under the law. Power said that for the United States to restore the 15 percent in Merida funds that were withheld, the State Department would need to be able to prove to Congress that those requirements were met, including that security forces have not committed gross human rights abuses. She said Mexico did not meet those requirements this year.