Mexico president says Supreme Court should rule on security law

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 21, 2017 5:34 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday that he would send a contentious new security law to the Supreme Court for review after signing it, and would not make use of it until the tribunal had ruled on its constitutionality.

The law, which the government says sets out the rules under which the armed forces can operate in their battle with organized crime, has sparked fierce criticism by opponents who fear it could open the door to more abuses.

(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz and Christine Murray; Editing by Dave Graham)