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Legal news from Saturday, April 29, 2017
by Ruben Sindahl

The Mexican Chamber of Deputies approved a bill on Friday allowing the use, production and distribution of marijuana for medical and scientific purposes. The bill was approved by the other chamber of the legislature in December and will now be sent to President Enrique Pena Nieto for his signature. The change …

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by Ruben Sindahl

South African President Jacob Zuma signed the anti-money laundering Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) on Saturday to combat tax evasion and money laundering in the country. The global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) organization had threatened to oust South Africa if the amendment had not been passed before June 20. Supporters say the law is a …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Turkey blocked the website Wikipedia on Saturday deeming it a threat to national security. Opponents say Turkey's choice to block the website further supports rights groups and Turkey's Western allies opinion that the country prohibits freedom of speech and other basic rights. Turkey supported its decision stating a law permits it to …

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by Akira Tomlinson

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to lift restrictions placed on offshore oil drilling. According to a statement, about 94 percent of the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) was either off-limits to or not considered for oil and gas exploration and development under previous rules. Trump blamed federal regulations for high unemployment in …

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