“Americans detained overseas rely on their access to U.S. consulates every day. If we expect other countries to abide by the treaties they join, the United States must also honor its obligations,” he said.
The Mexican government, which had vehemently opposed the execution, said Thursday evening it had filed a formal protest with the State Department for “violation of international law.”
“The Mexican government condemns in the most energetic terms the execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia,” the Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Mexican government criticized Texas authorities for failing to adhere to decisions by the International Court of Justice and for ignoring entreaties by the Obama administration, and it called on American authorities to respect the rights of Mexican detainees to be allowed access to their consulates."
David G. Savage, Texas Executes Mexican Over Objections of Obama Administration, The Los Angeles Times