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    Default Apparent idiomatic expression involving the words "en conciliación"

    Hello,

    I have a text here that simply does not make sense, or at the very least there is something implied here that I am not getting, and the dictionary resources that I have consulted do not help. Here is the paragraph:

    “La evidencia que tengo está convertida en conciliación. Hay dos detenidos que fueron arrestados cuando se ostentaban como autodefensas entre un grupo mucho más amplio y que confesaron incluso haber recibido las armas de este cártel. Éstas son las evidencias que tengo claras”, respondió a la pregunta específica sobre si las autodefensas que operan en aquel estado son financiadas por el narco jalisciense.

    The problem I am having here is that the expression "convertida en conciliacion" does not make sense to me in this context. A literal translation, such as "converted into conciliation" appears nonsensical, but I cannot think of how I should translate this otherwise. Any ideas?

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    In U.S. courts there is a process called a Conciliation Hearing that is a method of helping the parties in a dispute to reach agreement, especially in divorces in order to help couples to part amicably.

    Perhaps the country (Mexico?) where the case resides might have such a process. I'm not a legal translator but the term "convertida en conciliation" means to me that the evidence has likely been sent to such a conciliation hearing to determine if opposing parties can reach agreement on its admissibility in court, i.e., "is in conciliation"
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    Where is everybody? Are there any other opinions? Maybe from one of our members who do legal translations? I wouldn't want to provide bad advice if I am wrong. Give us some help here!!
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    Default Re: Apparent idiomatic expression involving the words "en conciliación"

    Hola a ambos. Estará haciendo referencia a que llegaron a un acuerdo o acordaron? Traducirlo como conciliaron ¿esta mal?
    Les aclaro que no soy traductora, apelo a mi sentido común. Voy a investigar y después les digo que encuentro.

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    Default Re: Apparent idiomatic expression involving the words "en conciliación"

    Eso que menciona Vincent, acá en Argentina por ejemplo lo llamamos "mediación".

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