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Sener Decree on Gas Monopoly Halted

By MARK LORENZANA Federal judges on Tuesday, July 12, put a stop to the order of Mexico’s federal government that forced private companies to buy natural gas from Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and state oil giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex). Through five amparo (habeas corpus) injunctions, the judges — who specialize in economic-competition cases — suspended the effects of the

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Mexican Supreme Court Limits Issuance of Amparos

By MARK LORENZANA Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) will limit the applications of amparos (habeas corpus injunctions), which it says have been “abused excessively” by lawyers. On Tuesday, June 7, the court approved a jurisprudence that would limit, specifically, amparos known as “seekers,” which have been requested by people who suspect they are under investigation for a crime, but

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Lozoya Loses Injunction against Continued Detention without Bail

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Former Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) Director Emilio Lozoya on Wednesday, Jan. 26, was denied a habeas corpus injunction against being held without bail and against any further warrants for his arrest. Lozoya, who has been held in prevention detention (jail without the possibility of bail) in the North Penitentiary since Nov. 3 on charges of

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$550 Million Gas Pipeline Halted by Federal Court

By KELIN DILLON One of Mexico’s ejidos, a piece of land commonly owned and farmed by the surrounding native community, won a major battle for its livelihood when federal judges granted an amparo (habeas corpus appeal) against the under-construction $550 million Tula-Villa de Reyes gas pipeline going through Jilotepec, State of Mexico (Edoméx), preventing its further construction through the ejido’s

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Mexican Federal Judge Puts Skids to Maya Train Construction

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Much to the chagrin of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a federal judge on Monday, Feb. 22, ordered the permanent suspension of one of his pet projects, a damn-the-torpedoes tourist train that would have connected the entire southern Yucatan Peninsula (including his native state of Tabasco, where he owns a massive ranch with the bawdy name

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