Tag: criminal justice

Amparo, or the Get Narcos Out of Jail Free Card

In a story about the perilous lives of narcoabogados (narco-lawyers) last week, the LA Times briefly mentions a fascinating legal technique called “amparo.” Amparo is commonly known in Mexico as a get-narcos-out-of-jail-free card. Here’s why: Technically, amparo is a way to protect individual constitutional rights and is embedded in the legal systems of several Latin […]