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Tribes within Mexico have been added to the Indigenous Law Portal

We are excited to announce a new addition to our Indigenous Law Portal – Mexico! Thanks to the hard work of many interns, Jennifer, Tina, Jolande, Robert, and others around the Library, this completes the North American portion of the Indigenous Law Portal. The Indigenous Law Portal, which debuted in July of 2014, combines historical information from the […]

International Arbitration Law in Mexico – Global Legal Collection Highlights

This is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Dante is a frequent contributor to In Custodia Legis. His recent posts include Introduction to Roman Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights, Introduction to Canon Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights, Resources and Treasures of the […]

Mexico’s Constitution and Its Square, the Zócalo

Today, I return to blogging for In Custodia Legis after a considerable hiatus.  That gap came from being involved in other projects, among these the Library of Congress Leadership Development Program and the coordination of the Library’s recent Celebration of Mexico and tribute to the Living Legend Award Winner, Dr. Miguel León–Portilla. In keeping with Mexican and Spanish […]

The First Feminist Congress of Mexico

The following blog post was a joint effort by Christina Turiano, Jeffrey Helm, and the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.  March was Women’s History Month; but as Luis de Góngora y Argote would put it, “Fortune yields goods that are not yet writ: when whistles flutes, when flutes whistles.” The serendipitous act of such a rare find as this can […]

An Interview with Hector Morey, African Section Head in the African, Latin America and Western European Division

The following is an interview with Hector Morey, head of the African Section in the African, Latin American and Western European Division, Library of Congress. Describe your background. I am originally from Puerto Rico, where I also went to college with the plan to study psychology and earn a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. After […]

¡Happy Birthday, Benito Juárez!

…el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.–Benito Juárez 210 years ago, on March 21, 1806, Benito Juárez (Benito Pablo Juárez García), one of Mexico’s most renowned leaders, was born.  Ask any Mexican about Benito Juárez, and you may find them promptly reciting a well-known aphorism of his:  “… el respeto al derecho ajeno es […]

New Resource Covers the Laws of 157 Countries on the Extradition of Citizens

The Law Library of Congress has recently published a chart containing information on the terms that apply to the extradition of citizens in 157 jurisdictions around the globe. Of the countries surveyed, 60 were found to have laws that prevent the extradition of their own citizens, while the laws of 31 other countries generally allow such requests. […]