Law To Preserve The Neutrality Of The Country

Original Language Title: Ley para Conservar la Neutralidad del País

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Law to Preserve The Neutrality of the Country


New Law published in the Official Journal of the Federation on November 10, 1939

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Presidency of the Republic.

LÁZARO CÁRDENAS, Constitutional President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants, known:

That the H. Congress of the Union has served to address the following


" The Congress of the United Mexican States, decrees:


ARTICLE FIRST.- They will not be allowed to remain in ports, anchorages or Mexican territorial waters, the submarines of belligerent powers equipped for uses of war.

ARTICLE SECOND.- You will not be allowed to remain in ports, anchorages or Mexican territorial waters, no ship destined or armed for war of corzo.

ARTICLE THIRD.- You will not be admitted to Mexican territory, nor will you be able to stay in the same or over the territorial waters, no airplanes or military aircraft of country Belligerent.

ARTICLE FOURTH.- No airplanes on board the belligerent ships will be allowed to be separated from them while these ships remain in ports, Mexican fishing grounds or territorial waters.

Miguel Moreno, D. P.- Guillermo Flores Muñoz, S. P.- José Zavala Ruiz, D. S.- Mauro Angulo, S. S.-rubrics. "

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and for its proper publication and observance, I hereby express my request for the Law at the residence of the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, D. F., five days of the month of October of a thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine.- Lazaro Cárdenas.-Heading.-The Secretary of State and the Foreign Office, Eduardo Hay-Rubric.-Al C. Lic. Ignacio García Tellez, Secretary of Government.-Present.