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Article 33 and more

Posted by D on October 9, 2010, 12:46 pm, in reply to "Re: tourist visit Tenacatita aquarium"

Hi Mike,

What is stopping them from saying your trespassing is the Constitution of Mexico.

Yesterday, in the interest of progressing on the pic nic idea, I started to do some
research on Federal Zone in other parts of Mexico. I did a Google search using
the query - no tienen acceso a zona federal (no quotes).

Some places like La Ribera are experiencing the same situation as Tenacatita where
access to the Federal Zone is being blocked.

Other places like Playa de Carmen in the state of Quinta Roo are very protective of
the Federal Zone, insisting that there is public access to it every 400 meters and
even making sure that the tourist at the hotels don't put their lounges in the 20 meters!

Pendiente nueva delimitación de la zona federal


Still a lot of research to do. I would like to know most of the places that have
had Federal Zone problems in the past, what methods and procedures they used to
protest / fight the problem. Also where are the new hot spots and what methods and
procedures are being used. For sure the Internet is changing the power of the opposition
to such projects.

I need to catch up on the position of the director of the Federal Maritime
Land Zone and Coastal Environments (Zofemat) José Luis Gómez Miranda. I would like
to consult with him, or find the people who are already in contact with him and catch
up on what is being done. I would also like to get his feelings on the picnic idea.


Article 33 is the part of the Constitution that deals with foreigners in Mexico.

• The Mexican constitution expressly forbids non-citizens to participate in the
country’s political life.
Non-citizens are forbidden to participate in demonstrations or express opinions
in public about domestic politics. Article 9 states, “only citizens of the
Republic may do so to take part in the political affairs of the country.” Article 33
is unambiguous: “Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs
of the country.”

I did a Google search using the query - Mexico Article 33 (no quotes) I did not do
very much reading yet.

"I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees".

Emiliano Zapata


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