I read a short blurb in the latest QST about the licensing situation there. Apparently they are going through some kind of "restructuring" of the telecommunications regulations, which affects reciprocal operating permits between the US and Mexican hams. But the interesting thing the article goes on to say is that there is no examination requirement to acquire a Mexican ham ticket, and that until the new rules are in place they will no longer be issuing new licences or renewing old ones. So are existing Mexican hams whose tickets expire during this interim period, S.O.L. until the authorities straighten things out? As I recall, the ITU regulations require each country to impose some kind of qualifying examination for its amateur licensees, but without any specified standards. Could a "no-exam" ham ticket in Mexico be a harbinger of something down the road in other countries, including north of the border?