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YucaLandia


Feb 4, 2017, 8:23 AM

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A Review of Foreigners Rights & Responsibilities in Mexico

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In these times of flux & change between the USA, USA-nians, Mexico & Mexicans, and even Canadians, it can be good to know what we are allowed~permitted to do under the Mexican Constitution ... and possibly more important ... to know what is prohibited...

e,g,
“Only Citizens of the Republic may take part in the political affairs of the country.” Article 9. ... This prohibits visitors, temporary residents, or permanent residents from taking~making any action that can be construed as being political."

We all have opinions. ... Still ... this may be a time to use care ... and caution .... in any efforts to voice those opinions ... or attempting to influence the government ... and possibly even use care when attempting to influence Mexican citizens ... with our opinions.


Enjoy a whole bunch more details & facts on this at:

https://yucalandia.com/...rs-rights-in-mexico/

In troubling times.... Be happy... be content ... enjoy life ...

treat everyone with kindness & respect ... smile ... a lot ...

and ... put on patience...


We really do need more wise calm voices ... than a chorus of excited
barking dogs.


Happy Trails,
steve
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E-visit at http://yucalandia.com

(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Feb 4, 2017, 8:28 AM)



DelawareBoy

Feb 10, 2017, 6:15 AM

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Re: [YucaLandia] A Review of Foreigners Rights & Responsibilities in Mexico

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At the same time, there seems to be some subtlety regarding public demonstrations. My recent observation of the Women's March in Mexico City the day after the Trump inauguration suggested that a large number of participants were North Americans who very well may not have had Mexican citizenship. Of course, the demonstration was primarily a statement regarding Trump's intended policies, with signs bearing such slogans as "Love Trumps Hate", "Build Bridges, Not Walls", and the like. Also, quite a few Pride Flags. There was some police supervision, because the march was taking place along a section of Paseo de la Reforma, with the Independence Monument as its anchor. From reading the press in San Miguel de Allende, I am also aware that there was a demonstration there about a week before I visited in December, expressing solidarity on the part of the local expat community with the Mexican people. Again, I don't think that could fairly be interpreted as an attempt to influence the political affairs of the country, and I suspect that most of those who took part were permanent residents but not citizens. The point, of course, may be that there is ambiguity in various situations.


YucaLandia


Feb 10, 2017, 3:05 PM

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Totally agreed.

The ambiguity is in the eye of the police & federales.

If the police are chillin', then no-harm = no foul.

If the police~Federales are annoyed, and if the participant has any history of criticizing Mexico or criticizing the Mex. Gob, then they may find themselves in a deportation hearing.

Examples: A woman we know who was quoted in a local newspaper as calling the Governor's pet road-improvement project ... "a panga ride" ... had her home visited ... and searched ... by a black body armor clad - black uniformed ...Federal special police unit .. with full-automatic weapons .. at 2:00 AM in the madrugada.

They entered & searched her whole home based on 'suspicions' and 'secret accusations' that she was involved in 'political activities'.

Other than being terrorized from making any more public acts for the following 4 years, she was unnerved ... but physically unharmed ... and supposedly left alone by the Mex. Gob. in the meantime.

Prior to that event, she was a semi-prominent leader of a Green group who recycled stuff, taught Green principles, showed Al Gore's movie... 'radical stuff'.

So... Just 2 deportations we know of, of a socialist Italian professor who dared publicly criticized the Mex. Gob, . + the young man in the wrong-place/wrong time...

=> ambiguous ?

Me? ... Before I became a citizen, whenever I'd see a worker's protest ... I turned and calmly ... walked the other way.

???

Happy Trails,
steve
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E-visit at http://yucalandia.com

(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Feb 10, 2017, 3:05 PM)
 
 
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