The Director General of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples, Luis H. Álvarez
During a scheduled trip to Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, the Director General of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI, Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas), Luis H. Álvarez, stated that the state of Oaxaca has the highest percentage of indigenous people in the prison system in the country (26%).
The Director General of the CDI also reiterated the conclusions outlined in an investigative report carried out by a team commissioned by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico in conjunction with the CDI (Informe del Diagnóstico sobre el acceso a la justicia para los indígenas en México. Estudio de caso en Oaxaca ). The report determined that for every 100 indigenous people in Mexico charged with a crime, 82 do not have access to a interpreter.
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