Mexican Congress Says No To ACTA

from the good-for-them dept

Earlier, we mentioned that a bill from the Mexican Congress opposing ACTA was going to the full Congress today, and apparently the bill was approved. Now, the question is whether or not the Mexican executive branch will try to ignore the will of Congress on this issue and sign ACTA anyway. And, some will undoubtedly point out that this isn't quite as strong as it might have been, as it wasn't a separate vote, but the Mexican Congress rolled up a few different bills into one because they were "running out of time." I'm not sure I want to comment on what I think of a legislative body doing something like that.
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    Sinkdeep, 22 Jun 2011 @ 7:40pm

    they were investing all the the time in electoral issues. The point was discussed and tabled for vote a day before in a Comission.

    That proposal was the result of the 6 month working group on ACTA with all stakeholders were the government couldnt justidy or explain how will be implemented.

    After the voting today there was another audience in Senate with citizens. Some senators informed that they don support ACTA and wont pass a least during this administration that ends on 2012. And also Senador Doring, proposed take measures, legislative ones, to make sure it wont pass in the future neither.

    This time they did it right. I know is surprising but the thing is that they found a very active and informed society that won't let ACTA pass.


    If you want more info mike, look for @senadoring @senadocastellon and @jeramm on twitter :)

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