MXC The Mexico Times of the Caribbean, December 18, 2009 News and Commentary:
Government of Quintana Roo, the state in Mexico where Cancun, Cozumel, Tulum and the Mayan Riviera are, is about to witness the most recent chapter in its corruption history.
Power abuse and aberrations by state governors in Mexico, make the news every day, but Quintana Roo's Governor Felix Gonzalez-Canto new proposition may win the Aberration of the Year Prize.
In order to armor and shield from justice his state's Attorney General, Bello Melchor Rodriguez-y-Carrillo, whose administration carries a long string of complaints of human rights violations and torture, the Governor came up with the perfect antidote: To appoint the Attorney General President of the State Commission of Human Rights (People's Ombudsman) as of next year.
Governor Gonzalez-Canto has just instructed his own party's (PRI) members of the State Congress, who hold ample majority in the present State Legislature, that there is only one candidate for the Human Rights Post: Our Attorney General.
Someone should notify the young governor that excesses of power like this one have a predecessor of him, former Governor Mario Villanueva-Madrid, in prison.