Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Mexico http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Constitutional Right to Personal Identity http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404072_text Birth certificates and registration; Constitution - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404072_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreements on Counter Proliferation and Customs and Border Security Matters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404065_text Arms control and nonproliferation; Customs enforcement; International affairs; National security - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404065_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Warning Issued on Risks of Using Bitcoin http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404007_text Currency; Internet; Financial services - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404007_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Senate Passes New Electoral Offenses Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403988_text Elections and politics - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403988_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Central Bank Issues Warning on Risks of Using Bitcoin http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403950_text Banks and financial institutions; Currency; Internet - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403950_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreement to Establish Joint Anti-Money Laundering Body http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403923_text Money laundering - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403923_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: President Promulgates Electoral Political Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403918_text Constitution; Elections and politics - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403918_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Draft Legislation on Economic Competition Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403876_text Competition and antitrust; Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403876_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Federal Senate Approves of Law Against Human Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403877_text Crime and law enforcement; Human trafficking - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403877_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Senate Approves Penalty of Up to 60 Years of Imprisonment for Terrorists http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403873_text Crime and law enforcement; Terrorism - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403873_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Federal Senators Seek Transparency of Allocated Financial Resources http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403874_text Campaign finance; Legislative elections; Political parties and affiliations - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403874_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Federal Congress Initiates Current Session with a Heavy Legislative Agenda http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403865_text Bills and resolutions; Legislative bodies - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403865_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Constitutional Amendment on Energy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403863_text Constitution; Energy; Oil and gas; Power generation and transmission - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403863_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: National Code of Penal Procedure Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403859_text Criminal procedure - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403859_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Government Promulgates Federal Penal Reform on Pardons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403748_text Criminal procedure; Executive powers - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403748_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreement on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403749_text Organized crime - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403749_text Global Legal Monitor: Cuba; Mexico: 70% of Debt Forgiven http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403750_text Government lending and loan guarantees; International Affairs - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403750_text Global Legal Monitor: Cuba; Mexico: Relationship Re-Launched, Agreements Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403751_text Foreign Trade and International Finance; Foreign exchange; Foreign investments; International Affairs - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403751_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Secretary of the Economy Calls for Second Phase of Integration of NAFTA http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403741_text Foreign trade and international finance - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403741_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Educational Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403723_text Education - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403723_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Chamber of Deputies Approves Financial Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403724_text Banks and financial institutions - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403724_text Global Legal Monitor: Guatemala; Mexico: Agreements Reached at Bi-National Commission Meeting http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403718_text International affairs - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403718_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Admission to Australia Group http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403719_text Arms control and nonproliferation; International affairs; Weapons development - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403719_text Global Legal Monitor: Brazil; Mexico: Agreement to Skip Visas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403583_text Visas and passports - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403583_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: New Amparo Law is Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403575_text Constitution - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403575_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: New Gendarmerie to Begin in Late 2013 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403576_text Police power - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403576_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Mexico: Agreement Against Organized Crime and Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403565_text Terrorism - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403565_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: PRI Senators Propose Military Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403563_text Armed forces and national security - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403563_text Global Legal Monitor: China; Mexico: Agreement on Trade Balance and Oil http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403564_text Foreign trade and international finance - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403564_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Directive Allows Sale of Pharmaceuticals Previously Approved by the U.S. FDA http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403431_text Workers safety and health - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403431_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Agreement to Combat Theft and Cross-Border Trafficking of Mobile Devices http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403424_text Communications - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403424_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Memorandum of Cooperation on Methamphetamine Production http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403315_text Drug trafficking - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403315_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Federal Tribunal Approves Extradition of http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403196_text Extradition - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403196_text Global Legal Monitor: China; Mexico: Extradition Treaty Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403197_text Extradition - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403197_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Federal Government Regulates Use of Force by Military and Police http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403140_text Police power - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403140_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Senate Committees Approve Reform of Military Trial Jurisdiction http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403141_text Armed forces and national security - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403141_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreement on Forfeited Funds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403065_text Money laundering - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403065_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Mexico: Economic Agreement Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403015_text Foreign trade and international finance - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403015_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Training Program for Mexican Prosecutors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403008_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403008_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: China Proposes FTA with Mexico http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402963_text Foreign trade and international finance - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402963_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: House of Representatives Considers Bill That Punishes Citizens for Not Voting http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402959_text Elections and politics - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402959_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Convention on Use of Videoconferencing Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402949_text Judiciary - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402949_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Trade Agreement Reached with Central American Countries http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402915_text Foreign trade and international finance - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402915_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Decriminalization of Defamation, Libel, and Slander http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402918_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402918_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Saadi Gadafi Prevented from Fleeing Illegally to Mexico http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402914_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402914_text Global Legal Monitor: Israel; Mexico: Tourism Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402891_text International exchanges - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402891_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; World Trade Organization: Economy Secretariat Accuses China of Unfair Trade Practices http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402892_text Foreign trade and international finance - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402892_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; Organization of American States: Agreement to Provide Human Rights Training for Mexican Judges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402882_text Human rights - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402882_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Constitutional Reforms on Expulsion of Foreigners http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402769_text Constitution - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402769_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Constitutional Reforms to Fight Human Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402754_text Constitution - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402754_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: New Anti-Kidnapping Law Promulgated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402412_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402412_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreement Results in Convictions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402130_text Drug trafficking - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402130_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Arrangements on Aviation and Border Security http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402131_text National security - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402131_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Law Allowing Personal Drug Use and Against Small-Scale Drug Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401551_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401551_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Letter of Intent on Cooperation Against Smuggling, Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401530_text Police power - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401530_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Collaboration on Drug Cartel Indictments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401529_text Police power - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401529_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Return of Stolen Oil Products Proceeds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401509_text Police power - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401509_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Protocol to Punish Arms Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401492_text Firearms and explosives - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401492_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Utah and Baja California Attorneys General Reach Agreement to Fight Crime http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401493_text Police power - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401493_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Letter of Intent to Foster Security and Trade Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401494_text International affairs - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401494_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Western U.S. Attorneys General Meet Mexican State Counterparts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401491_text Police power - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401491_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Reform to Protect Financial Consumers Promulgated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401421_text Banks and financial institutions - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401421_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Electronic Platform to Track Evolution of Human Influenza A(H1N1) http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401388_text Health - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401388_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Promulgation of Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401338_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401338_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: New Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401337_text Government - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401337_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Former President Cleared of Responsibility for 1968 Student Massacre http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401203_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401203_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Law on Database of Mobile (Cell) Phone Users http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401204_text Communications - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401204_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Mexico City Bill to Grant Guest Status to Migrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401205_text Immigration and nationality - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401205_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Deputies Approve Bill Prohibiting Government Officials from Earning More Than the President http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401191_text Officials and employees - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401191_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Accord on Deportation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401098_text International affairs - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401098_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: General Act on National Public Security System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540918_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540918_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Historic Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and Approval of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Bills http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540763_text Energy - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540763_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Compensatory Quotas on Chinese Import Goods Eliminated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540757_text Commerce - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540757_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Supreme Court Dismisses Constitutional Challenge to Electoral Reform http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540700_text Constitution - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540700_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Amendments to Rules of Procedure for Review of Unfair Trade Practices http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540698_text Commerce - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540698_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Historic Anti-Crime Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540649_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540649_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Governors Reach Agreement with ATF to Stop Cross-Border Firearms Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540653_text International affairs - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540653_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Judicial Reform Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540488_text Constitution - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540488_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Plans to Identify and Disrupt Trans-Border Weapons-Smuggling Networks http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540544_text Weapons development - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540544_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: New Import Rules for Passengers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540560_text Customs enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540560_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Supreme Court Upholds Gasoline and Diesel Tax http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540592_text Transportation and public works - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice validated most of the fiscal reform package, known as the gasolinazo, ";gasoline boom,"; on May 12, 2008. The Court upheld the new federal tax that the public has had to pay... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540592_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Congress Passes Judicial Reform Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540415_text Judiciary - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice validated most of the fiscal reform package, known as the gasolinazo, ";gasoline boom,"; on May 12, 2008. The Court upheld the new federal tax that the public has had to pay The Mexican Senate recently passed a bill authorizing several judicial reforms, including the use of recorded telephone conversations as evidence with consent; the guarantee of the presumption of innocence; and the provision of public and oral... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540415_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Energy Reform Bill Submitted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540362_text Energy - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice validated most of the fiscal reform package, known as the gasolinazo, ";gasoline boom,"; on May 12, 2008. The Court upheld the new federal tax that the public has had to pay The Mexican Senate recently passed a bill authorizing several judicial reforms, including the use of recorded telephone conversations as evidence with consent; the guarantee of the presumption of innocence; and the provision of public and oral President Felipe Calderon submitted an energy reform bill to the Mexican Congress on April 9, 2008. In a broadcast address to the nation, he pointed out that the object of the reform is to make the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540362_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: State Attorneys General Reach Agreements to Combat Organized Crime http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540381_text International affairs - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice validated most of the fiscal reform package, known as the gasolinazo, ";gasoline boom,"; on May 12, 2008. The Court upheld the new federal tax that the public has had to pay The Mexican Senate recently passed a bill authorizing several judicial reforms, including the use of recorded telephone conversations as evidence with consent; the guarantee of the presumption of innocence; and the provision of public and oral President Felipe Calderon submitted an energy reform bill to the Mexican Congress on April 9, 2008. In a broadcast address to the nation, he pointed out that the object of the reform is to make the On March 12, 2008, State Attorneys General from the United States and Mexico announced a series of agreements aimed at eliminating the U.S.-Mexican border as a refuge for criminals on either side. The agreements were reached... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540381_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: New Electoral Code http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540285_text Elections and politics - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice validated most of the fiscal reform package, known as the gasolinazo, ";gasoline boom,"; on May 12, 2008. The Court upheld the new federal tax that the public has had to pay The Mexican Senate recently passed a bill authorizing several judicial reforms, including the use of recorded telephone conversations as evidence with consent; the guarantee of the presumption of innocence; and the provision of public and oral President Felipe Calderon submitted an energy reform bill to the Mexican Congress on April 9, 2008. In a broadcast address to the nation, he pointed out that the object of the reform is to make the On March 12, 2008, State Attorneys General from the United States and Mexico announced a series of agreements aimed at eliminating the U.S.-Mexican border as a refuge for criminals on either side. The agreements were reached The Mexican Government officially published a new federal electoral law on January 14, 2008. The Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures (COFIPE) supersedes the Code that had been in force since August 1990. Among the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540285_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Law on National Symbols Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540313_text Citizenship and nationality - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice validated most of the fiscal reform package, known as the gasolinazo, ";gasoline boom,"; on May 12, 2008. The Court upheld the new federal tax that the public has had to pay The Mexican Senate recently passed a bill authorizing several judicial reforms, including the use of recorded telephone conversations as evidence with consent; the guarantee of the presumption of innocence; and the provision of public and oral President Felipe Calderon submitted an energy reform bill to the Mexican Congress on April 9, 2008. In a broadcast address to the nation, he pointed out that the object of the reform is to make the On March 12, 2008, State Attorneys General from the United States and Mexico announced a series of agreements aimed at eliminating the U.S.-Mexican border as a refuge for criminals on either side. The agreements were reached The Mexican Government officially published a new federal electoral law on January 14, 2008. The Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures (COFIPE) supersedes the Code that had been in force since August 1990. Among the An amendment to Mexico's Law on the Coat of Arms, the Flag, and the National Anthem that was passed in January of 2008 mandates that under no circumstances may a reproduction of the coat of arms... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540313_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Government Promulgates Law Against Human Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540114_text Human trafficking - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice validated most of the fiscal reform package, known as the gasolinazo, ";gasoline boom,"; on May 12, 2008. The Court upheld the new federal tax that the public has had to pay The Mexican Senate recently passed a bill authorizing several judicial reforms, including the use of recorded telephone conversations as evidence with consent; the guarantee of the presumption of innocence; and the provision of public and oral President Felipe Calderon submitted an energy reform bill to the Mexican Congress on April 9, 2008. In a broadcast address to the nation, he pointed out that the object of the reform is to make the On March 12, 2008, State Attorneys General from the United States and Mexico announced a series of agreements aimed at eliminating the U.S.-Mexican border as a refuge for criminals on either side. The agreements were reached The Mexican Government officially published a new federal electoral law on January 14, 2008. The Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures (COFIPE) supersedes the Code that had been in force since August 1990. Among the An amendment to Mexico's Law on the Coat of Arms, the Flag, and the National Anthem that was passed in January of 2008 mandates that under no circumstances may a reproduction of the coat of arms The Mexican Federal Government promulgated the Law to Prevent and Punish Trade in People on November 27, 2007, effective the same day, its official date of publication, President Felipe Calderon announced the Law's publication the day... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540114_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Memorandum of Understanding on Exchange of Criminal Information http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540141_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice validated most of the fiscal reform package, known as the gasolinazo, ";gasoline boom,"; on May 12, 2008. The Court upheld the new federal tax that the public has had to pay The Mexican Senate recently passed a bill authorizing several judicial reforms, including the use of recorded telephone conversations as evidence with consent; the guarantee of the presumption of innocence; and the provision of public and oral President Felipe Calderon submitted an energy reform bill to the Mexican Congress on April 9, 2008. In a broadcast address to the nation, he pointed out that the object of the reform is to make the On March 12, 2008, State Attorneys General from the United States and Mexico announced a series of agreements aimed at eliminating the U.S.-Mexican border as a refuge for criminals on either side. The agreements were reached The Mexican Government officially published a new federal electoral law on January 14, 2008. The Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures (COFIPE) supersedes the Code that had been in force since August 1990. Among the An amendment to Mexico's Law on the Coat of Arms, the Flag, and the National Anthem that was passed in January of 2008 mandates that under no circumstances may a reproduction of the coat of arms The Mexican Federal Government promulgated the Law to Prevent and Punish Trade in People on November 27, 2007, effective the same day, its official date of publication, President Felipe Calderon announced the Law's publication the day On September 19, 2007, Mexico and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in areas of training and exchange of information on criminal matters and experience in oral trials. The memorandum was signed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540141_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico: Fiscal Reform Measures Published in Federal Official Gazette http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540161_text Economics and Public Finance - On June 17, 2014, Mexico published an amendment to article 4 of the Constitution in the country's official gazette. It stated:Every person has the right to identity Authorities from the United States and Mexico recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow these two countries to work together in the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and In April 2014, Mexico's National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (CONDUSEF, a government agency under Mexico's Department of the Treasury) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and With 103 votes in favor and 2 abstentions, the Mexican Senate passed the draft new General Law on Matters of Electoral Crimes (Ley General en Materia de Delitos Electorales). The draft law provides penalties of up In March 2014, Mexico's Central Bank (commonly abbreviated as Banxico) issued a statement explaining the risks of using Bitcoin and similar virtual assets. (Press Release, Banxico, Advertencias sobre el uso de activos virtuales como sucedaneos In March 2014, attorney generals from California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and New Mexico signed a letter of intent aimed at establishing a binational anti-money laundering working group with Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission. (Press On February 10, 2014, a decree published in Mexico's federal gazette amended, added, and repealed many provisions of 31 articles of the Mexican Constitution that affect political-electoral matters. (Decreto por el que se Reforma, The House of Representatives of Mexico recently received from the Federal Executive Branch draft legislation (iniciativa) on a new Federal Competition Law, which contains 130 articles, in addition to amendments to article 254 bis of the The Mexican Senate recently approved a comprehensive reform of the law against human trafficking. The reform provides for more severe penalties, incorporates new types of criminal behavior associated with human trafficking, extends the scope of aggravating The full Federal Senate of Mexico overwhelmingly approved draft legislation submitted by President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto to increase penalties to up to 60 years in prison for anyone who commits the offense of terrorism in the Senators of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN), Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolucion Democrandaacute;tica, PRD), and Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Partido Verde The two Houses of Mexico's Congress have started their new period of regular sessions with a heavy load of proposed amendments to secondary legislation derived from constitutional changes approved in 2013. The Senate has before it In December 2013, the Mexican government approved an amendment to a number of provisions on energy in the country's Constitution. (Decreto por el que se Reforman y Adicionan Diversas Disposiciones de la Constitucion Politica de The Chamber of Deputies of the Federal Congress of Mexico approved a new National Code of Penal Procedure on February 5, 2014, after three hours of debate by seven parliamentary groups. There were 407 votes in The Mexican government recently promulgated a decree adding a new article to the Federal Penal Code. Article 97 Bis provides that the Mexican President may, exceptionally, by his own initiative or at the request of one The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU The Mexican Sectary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Luis Videgaray, reported that the Mexican Government will forgive payment of 70% of Cuba's debt to Mexico, which amounted to about US$487 million. The federal officer explained The foreign secretaries of Mexico and Cuba announced the re-launch of relations between the two countries and the strengthening of trade, financial, and other cooperation agreements. The Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico, Jos; Antonio Meade, According to the news agency Notimex, the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, stressed the importance of updating and modernizing trade agreements, in order to leave behind the regional vision, reflected in the North American President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto of Mexico promulgated a decree on September 11, 2013, that extensively amends the General Law on Education. He also promulgated other secondary laws on education at the same time. These legislative enactments On September 7, 2013, the Chamber of Deputies, one of the houses of Mexico's Federal Congress, approved on the whole the financial reform package sent to the Congress on May 8, 2013, by President Enrique Peandntilde;a The Mexico-Guatemala Bi-National Commission met in late August 2013 in Mexico City to discuss topics of common interest for these two countries. (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, Concluyo la XI The Mexican government recently announced that it has been formally admitted as a member of the 42-member Australia Group (AG). (Press Release, Mexican Department of Foreign Affairs, M;xico Ingresa Formalmente al Grupo Australia (Aug. 12, Brazil and Mexico recently signed a new agreement to mutually end the use of visas. The agreement enters into force on May 16, 2013. Pursuant to the agreement, Brazilians and Mexicans no longer need to apply On April 2, 2013, the Mexican Executive Branch officially published a Decree in the Diario Oficial of the Federation (the official gazette) promulgating the Amparo Law, which regulates articles 103 and 107 of the Members of the armed forces have begun the selection and training of officers for a new federal police force in Mexico, which will be called gendarmerie. The During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presented a bill in the Mexican Congress to ensure the presumption of innocence of the members of the military forces who are judged under the Code of Military Justice. The bill Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto, during his recent trip to Sanya, China, on April 6, 2013, agreed with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on implementing actions Mexico's Department of Health recently issued a Directive that allows the approval for sale of certain pharmaceuticals in Mexico, provided that they have previously been approved On November 13, 2012, telecommunications authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a bilateral agreement to combat the theft and cross-border trafficking On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) On June 7, 2012, a Mexican federal tribunal authorized the extradition to the United States of Sandra andAacute;vila Beltrandaacute;n, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to be tried for the delivery of 100 kilograms of Marisella Morales, the Attorney General of the Mexican Republic, and China's ambassador to Mexico, Zeng Gang, exchanged the documents of ratification on the extradition treaty between the two countries. (H;ctor Vargas, M;xico y China Ratifican The Federal Government of Mexico announced on April 23, 2012, the entry into force of rules for the use of public force in operations against criminal groups. The Protocols for the Use of Force, the Preservation It was reported on April 20, 2012, that the key Senate committees of Mexico's national legislature, the Congress of the Union, have approved amendments to the law on military trial jurisdiction. Members of the Committees of On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } China is seeking a free trade agreement with Mexico in order to strengthen relations between the two nations. Chen Yuming, the economic On January 9, 2012, Mexico's House of Representatives announced that it is considering a legislative proposal that would punish citizens for not voting in federal elections. If approved, the proposal would add a provision to Mexico's On December 14, 2011, the Mexican Senate approved and submitted for Presidential signature the Ibero-American Convention on the Use of Videoconferencing in International Cooperation Between Justice Systems, which is designed to foster the use of videoconferences On December 5, 2011, the Presidents of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and the Secretaries of Foreign Relations of Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica signed a Free Trade Agreement among all of these countries. The Mexican With 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the Mexican Senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the Law of Crimes of the Press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, On December 7, 2011, the Mexican federal government announced that it thwarted an operation whereby Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, would have fled to Mexico with his family, posing as Mexican The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzano, and the Ambassador of Israel to Mexico, Rodica Radian Gordon, signed a Tourism Cooperation Agreement on November 3, 2011. The Agreement will establish permanent cooperation in research, promotion, The Secretariat of Economy of Mexico has continued to criticize before the World Trade Organization (WTO) China's trade practices deemed detrimental to fair and equitable competition. Highlighted among these practices are undervaluation, trade diversion, incorrect tariff On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to On June 10, 2011, Mexico issued a decree amending article 33 of the country's Constitution, an old provision from 1917 that granted the President "the exclusive power to expel any foreigner whose presence is judged undesirable On July 14, 2011, Mexican President Felipe de Jesanduacute;s Calderon Hinojosa issued a decree to amend articles 19, 20, and 73 of the Federal Constitution. Under the amended second paragraph of article 19, the crime of The General Law to Prevent and Punish Crimes of Kidnapping was officially published in Mexico's federal gazette on November 30, 2010, and it will come into force 90 days after that date. The Law stipulates severe Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On August 20, 2009, the Mexican government officially published a new decree amending the General Law on Health and the Federal Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure. It entered in force on the following On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the On June 25, 2009, the Federal Government of Mexico promulgated a decree on a package of financial reforms prepared last December but deadlocked for the first four months of 2009. The amending decree affects the Law Mexico's National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sistema Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiologica, SINAVE, http://www.rhove.gob.mx/ (last visited June 19, 2009)) was designated on May 2, 2009, as the exclusive authority for tracking the evolution of the human influenza On May 29, 2009, the Federal Law on Confiscation of Assets was published in Mexico's official gazette. The statute regulates article 22 of the Mexican Constitution on the issue of confiscation of assets that have been On May 29, 2009, the Mexican government officially published the New Organic Law of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), which entered into force the following day. Among other features, the statute On March 26. 2009, a Mexican federal court exonerated former President Luis Echeverria andAacute;lvarez of all criminal responsibility for a massacre of students that occurred in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, when Echeverria was serving On April 10, 2009, an amendment to the Federal Act on Telecommunications that mandates telephone companies to create a National Registry of Mobile Phone Users, with the purpose of combating extortion, threats, kidnappings, or any grave It was reported on March 30, 2009, that Mexico City's Secretary of Rural Development and Equity for Communities, Rosa Mandaacute;rquez, has prepared a bill for passage of a Law on Hospitality and Attention to Migrants in It was reported on March 31, 2009, that Mexico's Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill, entitled the Maximum Salaries Law, with 365 votes in favor, one opposed, and two abstentions. If enacted, the law will On February 6, 2009, the Mexican consuls in Little Rock, Dallas, and Kansas City and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency signed an Accord to Repatriate Mexican Nationals. (Firma de Arreglo Local de Repatriacion a On January 1, 2009, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed into law the General Act on the National Public Security System. It came into force on January 3, the day after its official publication. The Act Three important bills on the reform of Reform of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), on renewable energy, and on sustainable energy were recently approved by the Mexican Congress. They will become law after their official publication October 14, 2008, was the last day for the application of compensatory quotas that protected the Mexican industry from Chinese competition for a number of years. Effective October 15, 2008, Mexico eliminated compensatory quotas on 749 It was reported on October 3, 2008, that the Supreme Court of Mexico (known as the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation) decided that it was not possible for a judicial challenge to be brought On September 15, 2008, the Mexican Government published extensive amendments to the rules of procedure that govern the process of review to be carried out by a bi-national panel under Representatives of the three branches of the Mexican government, the 31 state governors, the mayor of Mexico City, labor union representatives, church representatives, business representatives, and leaders of civil organizations and the media, signed the National The Border Governors Conference, an annual gathering of the governors of border states from the United States and Mexico, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently reached an agreement aimed at stopping President Felipe Calderon of Mexico signed a decree on June 17, 2008, enacting constitutional amendments reforming the criminal justice and public security systems; the decree was published in the federal official gazette (DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA On June 9, 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Mexico Customs announced Operation Armas Cruzadas, ";a major effort to identify and disrupt trans-border weapons smuggling networks between the two countries' borders through the According to the General Rules on Matters of Foreign Trade for 2008 that were published officially in the Mexican federal official gazette on April 30, 2008, passengers who come into the country by land, air, or Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice validated most of the fiscal reform package, known as the gasolinazo, ";gasoline boom,"; on May 12, 2008. The Court upheld the new federal tax that the public has had to pay The Mexican Senate recently passed a bill authorizing several judicial reforms, including the use of recorded telephone conversations as evidence with consent; the guarantee of the presumption of innocence; and the provision of public and oral President Felipe Calderon submitted an energy reform bill to the Mexican Congress on April 9, 2008. In a broadcast address to the nation, he pointed out that the object of the reform is to make the On March 12, 2008, State Attorneys General from the United States and Mexico announced a series of agreements aimed at eliminating the U.S.-Mexican border as a refuge for criminals on either side. The agreements were reached The Mexican Government officially published a new federal electoral law on January 14, 2008. The Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures (COFIPE) supersedes the Code that had been in force since August 1990. Among the An amendment to Mexico's Law on the Coat of Arms, the Flag, and the National Anthem that was passed in January of 2008 mandates that under no circumstances may a reproduction of the coat of arms The Mexican Federal Government promulgated the Law to Prevent and Punish Trade in People on November 27, 2007, effective the same day, its official date of publication, President Felipe Calderon announced the Law's publication the day On September 19, 2007, Mexico and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in areas of training and exchange of information on criminal matters and experience in oral trials. The memorandum was signed On October 1, 2007, the Mexican government officially published a fiscal reform package to increase the government's revenue. The fiscal laws amended are: the Income Tax Law, the Federal Fiscal Code, the Special Tax Law on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540161_text