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Mexico: Fiscal Benefits Relief for the Populations Affected by the Earthquake

(Oct. 20, 2017) In a decree published on October 2, 2017, the Mexican government granted  fiscal benefits to taxpayers who were affected by the September 19, 2017, earthquake in municipalities in the states of Mexico, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Tlaxcala, but not in Mexico City. The Secretary of the Treasury, José Antonio Meade, explained that the […]

Italy: Legislative Measures in Aid of Earthquake Victims

(Dec. 30, 2016) On December 18, 2016, new legislation aimed at providing assistance to earthquake victims and aid for the restoration of damaged property entered into effect in Italy. (Law No. 229 of December 15, 2016, Conversion into Law, with Amendments, of Decree-Law No. 189 of October 17, 2016, Concerning Urgent Interventions to Benefit the […]

United Nations: Draft Resolutions on Humanitarian Assistance, Draft Decisions on Two International Tribunals

(Jan. 2, 2015) On December 23, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted, without a vote, three draft resolutions aimed at enhancing the international body’s emergency humanitarian responses. The draft resolution on international cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development, according to Bolivia’s U.N. representative, not only “recognized […]