‘Innocent until proven guilty’ to underlie Mexican justice system

According to the Los Angeles Times, ‘71% of convicted defendants [in Mexico] said they never saw a judge before receiving their sentences. And about 47% of inmates in Mexico City’s prisons are serving sentences for robbery involving sums of less than $20.’
Lawyers will be allowed to make oral arguments to speed up trials, and authorities will be allowed to record private conversations to use as evidence – supposedly in for use in the Government’s fight against drug trafficking and organised crime.