The Legislative Power of the State of Yucatán signed its 24th agreement with the Mexican Bar Association, establishing the general basis for collaboration to conduct academic, scientific research, dissemination, and cultural activities that will enrich legal science.
Víctor Hugo Lozano Poveda, President of the Board of Governors and Political Coordination of the State Congress of Yucatán, noted that this agreement will enable joint courses, workshops, seminars, diploma programs, colloquia, and more activities.
He added that both parties have the opportunity to work together when researching and developing initiatives that emerge from the Legislative Power, resulting in a legal framework that benefits the people of Yucatán.
Lozano Poveda reaffirmed that this legislature, mostly composed of women, is open and close to the citizens. As an example, he mentioned the “Ley 3 de 3,” which became a national reference thanks to the important role played by Mexican activists in its presentation, originating from Yucatán.
The legislator also mentioned that the legal framework is currently undergoing significant changes, such as reforms to the Judicial Power, the first in over 30 years, the Notary Law, which provides legal certainty to the property of Yucatecans, and electoral reforms to ensure adequate representation of the citizens.
Cristina Vizcaíno Díaz, the Second Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Bar Association, A.C., stated that this is the first ongoing agreement signed during this term, and what better place to do it than in the Yucatán Chapter.
“It is a pleasure for me to be in such an emblematic place, in a land that, despite all its historical greatness, has more future than past. Archaeology, culture, art, traditions, gastronomy, production, productivity, industry, trade, tourism, and hardworking people are elements that make Yucatán one of the great states of the country,” she affirmed.
Vizcaíno Díaz added that Yucatán is a state of great jurists and notable institutions, such as the local Congress, which has always been distinguished by its political level and its vocation for public office, that is, its commitment to exercising legislative functions independently, as constitutionally mandated.
“With this agreement, we will surely celebrate specific collaboration agreements that will include various activities to be carried out. Local legislative agendas are also our agendas. We understand federalism not as a way to overwhelm local perspectives but, on the contrary, as a system to strengthen states and municipalities. Strong states make a strong Mexico, just as strong local legislatures make their states strong,” she concluded.
The event was attended by Deputy Dafne López Osorio, Deputies Erik Rihani González, Luis Fernández Vidal, Rafael Echazarreta Torres, as well as the President of the Yucatán Chapter of the Mexican Bar Association, A.C., Stephen Javier Urbina Rodríguez, and the Director of Legislative Research at the Legislative Power, Mario Maldonado Espinosa.