Friday, April 18, 2008

Brenda Martin to learn her fate Tuesday

Finally, after two years of sitting in prison, Martin will get news on Tuesday, given, it seems, political pressures:
A Mexican judge is expected to rule Tuesday on the jailed Canadian woman's case. Manuel Guevara Ortiz, the attorney general of Jalisco state in Mexico, told reporters in Guadalajara the verdict will be delivered at 2 p.m. local time.
Note that there is an element of political timing involved:
Canadian and Mexican officials are believed to be eager to resolve the matter before the end of next week's meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderon in New Orleans.
Yes, best resolve Martin's case before this leaders' summit lest the leaders' publicity be drowned out by questions on the Martin case, at least from the Canadian media at this international gathering. If that's what it takes at this point, I'm sure Ms. Martin will take it.