• Glenn Wilson
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    What's the deal with slander, libel and defamation in Mexico? It seems there is a lot of confusion about this. What does a lawyer say?

    Getting Sued for Defamation in Mexico
    After briefly describing the current state of Mexican law for defamation, calumny, libel and slander, she goes on to say:
    The bottom line is to ensure that you are fundamentally telling the truth as accurately as possible. Also, limit content that may be viewed as insulting or demeaning.

    If those two requirements are met, then you can probably resort to generous doses of irony, sarcasm, caricature and humor as they all form part of the right to freedom of speech and expression in Mexico.
    Diana Cuevas

    Diana Cuevas
    Mexico: C├ędula Profesional
    United States: Counseling Attorney-at-Law
    Diana Cuevas International Law

    So, be truthful and also avoid being insulting or demeaning? Sounds like good advice in general. And truth may not be a defense. Read the article for more information but if you really need to know, ask a good lawyer.
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