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Mexican Justice System Chaotic in Transition

There are some unexpected consequences to Mexico’s recent US-backed attempts to apply US protections of criminals rights to the 19th century Mexican justice system. Under the US-based system: “… The (GDL police) chief said only 50 arrest warrants have been issued in Guadalajara in the past year and a half — while there are 1,300… Keep Reading

Medical Care/Miscellaneous

Requirements for Bringing Medical Supplies, Equipment, and Drugs into Mexico

When flying or driving into Mexico, travelers are allowed to bring in certain medications, but others are prohibited. It is illegal, for example, to bring in certain common over-the-counter medicines, such as inhalers and some some allergy/sinus medications. Products that contain stimulants are prohibited, specifically medicines that contain pseudoephedrine (such as Actifed, Sudafed, and Vicks inhalers)… Keep Reading

Correction: CURP Numbers Are OPTIONAL On All Prescriptions

Local attorney Spencer McMullen today confirmed that CURP numbers are not required for any prescription, regardless of the immigration status of the patient. The confirmation came as a result of McMullen speaking directly with representatives of COFEPRIS (The Mexican equivalent of the FDA). The CURP field is listed as OPTIONAL on the doctors’ online prescription… Keep Reading

No CURP Number? No Prescription.

The Mexican Government now tracks prescriptions with a new national computer database system. In order to track people, they have started requiring that prescriptions for controlled pain medications, like barbituates and opiates, must include the patient’s CURP number. This presents significant problems for people with tourist cards in Mexico because they have no CURP numbers.… Keep Reading

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