• The Embassy of Mexico and the Peace Palace Library host exhibition on Hugo Grotius

    October 23, 2018

    On September 5th, 2018, in the presence of His Excellency, Mr Edgar Elias Azar, the Ambassador of Mexico, who opened the forum introducing the exhibition by referring to the intellectual history of The Netherlands, an exhibition on Hugo Grotius was opened; the expo, presented in collaboration with the Peace Palace Library, was mounted till October 10th, 2018. The key note speaker at the occasion was Professor Henk Nellen, the most well-known scholar and biographer of Hugo Grotius.

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  • Mexico and the Drug Cartels: A History of Fascination

    January 29, 2016

    On January 9th, 2016, Rolling Stone published an interview between Sean Penn and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel. The fascination that Hollywood, and thus a large part of the western world, has for the Mexican drug cartels and the drug war they are engaging in is anything but recent. Mexico’s drug cartels, as well as widespread violence, money laundering and corruption, are elements which are as closely linked to Mexico’s image as its ancient civilizations. This article will explore the history of Mexico’s drug cartels and the close relationship between drugs and Mexico’s development.

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    Embassy Centennial Book Donation Project: Mexico, Bolivia and New Zealand

    December 24, 2013

    As we look back on the past events of our Centenary, we must conclude that our special Centennial Book Project has been a phenomenal success. So far, 25 Embassies in The Hague have generously contributed and therefore enriched our National Law Collection. This month, we’ve welcomed the Embassies of Mexico, Bolivia and New Zealand in the library. Find out which publications are now part of library collection.

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  • Texas Executes Mexican National in Defiance of ICJ Rulings

    August 6, 2008

    Late Tuesday night, 5 August, the State of Texas executed José Ernesto Medellín, despite a call from the UN Secretary-General urging the United States (US) not to go ahead with the execution and to respect the judgements of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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