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Group.png Mexico  Rdf-icon.png
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Flag of Mexico.svg
Capital city[[Mexico City|“Mexico City”]]
LocationNorth America
Typenation state
Member ofOECD
SubpageMexico/Ambassador to The USSR
Former Spanish colony

Cannabis as a 'Human Right'

In November 2015 Mexico's supreme court ruled 4-1 that smoking cannabis was a basic human right. This ruling concerned a nonprofit marijuana club — the Mexican Society for Responsible and Tolerant Autoconsumption, (SMART) and so did not immediately affect marijuana prohibition laws.[1]

Illegal Drug Trade

Mexico's position makes it an import nation as far as the importation of illegal drugs into the USA - especially cocaine from South America. Joël van der Reijden writes that "Information that came out in the wake of the Kiki Camarena death clearly demonstrates that the CIA and Mexican government have been working hand in hand with the drug cartels, with the CIA apparently controlling and employing them as right wing death squads", also noting that "hundreds of journalists have been murdered or disappeared in Mexico in the past decades."[2]


 

Ambassadors to Mexico

Nation stateStartDescription
US/Ambassador to Mexico
United States Ambassador to Mexico1 June 1825
 

Events

EventDescription
2001 Mexican legislative assembly attack
2006 Mexico DC-9 drug bustA DC-9 made an emergency landing and was found to be containing over 5 tonnes of cocaine. The pilot "disappeared", unnamed, and the plane was deregistered and sold within days to an unknown customer in Venezuela.
2007 Yucatan Gulfstream drug crash
 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered Here
Bank of Mexico
Juarez cartel
 

Citizens of Mexico on Wikispooks

TitleBornDied
Agustín Carstens9 June 1958
Francisco Ortiz Franco195422 June 2004
Jorge Díaz Serrano6 February 192125 April 2011
Sayak Valencia1980


References