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    3. No politics. The Mexican Constitution says "Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country." See Should expats in Mexico get involved in political and civil matters? And politics north of the border is not relevant to SMA or a slippery slope to Mexican politics.
    That is from our Forum Rules.

    There are many issues expats are very passionate about, and there was a time, we were willing to put ourselves in a position of discomfort to defend, placate and protect. However, the level of distress attained when standing up for ones beliefs should be taken into very serious consideration when visiting foreign soils, including Mexico of course. ...

    Making statements about politicians, protesting the treatment of animals, getting involved in labor disputes are all precarious pastimes for some Expats living in Mexico and there have been many who have left with a one-way ticket and stories to tell.

    In 2015 more than 2000 Americans were deported from Mexico. Many of these cases involved people who had lived in the country for extended periods of time, even years. Any small incident and the authorities ask for one’s travel documents and identification, and if they don’t prove current data allowing one to be in the country, one will be lucky to have time to pack a bag.

    Should expats in Mexico get involved in political and civil matters?

    Original article: Good to know Puerto Vallarta.

    How you use this information is up to you. I am not a lawyer in Mexico, or anywhere else, but "Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country" seems fairly clear.

    Update June 12, 2019. It does seem that most Americans deported from Mexico are for administrative reasons, based on this article: ‘I got deported from Mexico!’ Country expels hundreds of U.S. citizens every year. So, it would seem that if you are going to draw attention to yourself you should at least make sure that your papers are in order.

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