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Mexico has a Free Trade agreement with the USA. Such agreements are usually thought to require the patentability of software ideas, but software is reportedly explicitly excluded in Mexico's agreement (NAFTA).

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Patents are regulated in Mexico by this law: Spanish original: Ley de la Propiedad Industrial (English translations[?]: Google, bing translator) (see also: unofficial English translation)

Article 19 lists what is excluded and item 4 on the list is "programs for computers":

ARTICULO 19.- No se considerarán invenciones para los efectos de esta Ley:
[...]
IV.- Los programas de computación;

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