...was yesterday. Mexico celebrated a day early by officially abolishing the death penalty on Friday (via TalkLeft).
"Mexico shares the opinion that capital punishment is a violation of human rights," Fox said. "Today, the death penalty has been abolished."Like I said earlier, we are slowly isolating ourselves in a small club of the truly inhumane and barbaric.
The Mexican legal system has not put anyone to death since 1961, and courts usually refuse to extradite suspects to the United States or other countries if there is a chance they could wind up on death row.
But capital punishment was, until Friday, still technically legal, especially in military courts.