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Mexican Government Fights for 3 Mexicans Sentenced to Death in Malaysia

The Mexican government vowed Wednesday to ensure that all legal remedies are exhausted on behalf of three of its citizens who are facing the hangman's noose in Malaysia for drug trafficking. continue reading »

Report: 53 Mexicans Currently Sitting on Death Row in the U.S.

Fifty-three Mexican nationals are in U.S. prisons awaiting execution, including 13 in Texas, which annually leads the nation in the number of people put to death. continue reading »

U.S. Senate to Look Into Rights of Mexicans on Death Row

The Senate has asked the Foreign Relations Secretariat for a report on the number of Mexicans on death row in the United States and efforts being made to provide them with legal assistance. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Sentences Murderer to Life in Prison, Passes on Death Penalty

Alexis Candelario Santana, found guilty of the 2009 murders of eight people in a bar in Puerto Rico, and responsible for 14 other killings, will spend the rest of his life in prison because the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether to impose the death penalty. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Jury Weighs Death Penalty Sentence for Convicted Murderer

The possible death sentence for Alexis Candelario Santana, found guilty of the 2009 murder of eight people at the La Tombola bar, is dividing the people of Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth whose constitution bans capital punishment. continue reading »

Report: Texas Executed The Wrong Man Because He Looked Like The Real Murderer

Last year, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) admitted that he “never struggled . . . at all” with whether someone his state executed might have been innocent. Yet a new book written by Columbia Law Professor James Liebman shows that Carlos DeLuna, executed by Texas in 1989, was innocent. continue reading »