It appears the PRI is launching an effort to overturn the 2011 Constitutional reform that adopted international human rights norms. I was turned on to this via a bit of office gossip, with the general consensus on the news being a puzzled “why?”

While the apparent justification is to resolve a “contradiction” between which set of norms (Constitutional or international) has primacy, it seems to simply conjure the specter of príismo‘s more sinister side. If there’s a better explanation, I’d like to hear it.

Of course, the cynic can always point out that Constitutional norms have never had much importance under the PRI anyway.