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VILLABELLA ARMENGOL, Carlos Manuel. The Mexican Magna Carta in its Centenary and the Latin-American Constitutionalism. Notes for a Comparative Study. Rev. IUS [online]. 2016, vol.10, n.38. ISSN 1870-2147.

In Latin America the Constitutional Law has evolved with fragility. At present, the region presents a renewed constitutionalism. Thirteen countries has promulgated magna carta over the past four decades; of these, those written at the end of the nineties defined a new innovative paradigm that breaks the canons of the nineteenth-century law. In this environment, the Mexican Basic Law stands out for its hundred-year-old validity and institutional continuism. In this article, I analyze the text of 1917 from the perspective of the Latin-American comparative law. The question that guides the study is: has the Mexican constitutionalism developed along the same lines as the constitutional law of Latin America?

Keywords : Comparative constitutional law; Latin-American constitutionalism; Centenary; Constitution of Mexico.

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