The president of Tlaxcala’s Supreme Court Luis Aquiahuatl Hernández has criticized state and federal legislators for not budgeting sufficient resources for the changes and modifications needed for implementing justice reforms, particularly oral trials. While acknowledging that under the stipulations of the federal reforms passed in the Mexican Congress in March of last year states have another seven years to implement the changes, Aquiahuatl stressed the poor current state of justice facilities in the state, which will require adequate, careful planning and ample funding to upgrade to meet the new standards.
To date, six states (Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Morelos, Zacatecas, and Baja California) have begun implementing the judicial reforms.
Márquez, Yvonn. “Reprueba Aquiahuatl falta de presupuesto para sustentar reformas.” E-consulta May 13, 2009.