November 25, 2006 |
President-elect Felipe Calderon on Friday named several close allies from his conservative National Action Party to lead his administration's anti-poverty efforts, which are considered crucial to winning the support of millions of poor Mexicans who voted for his opponent. As Calderon announced the appointments, supporters of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador protested outside the headquarters of the incoming government.
October 24, 2005 |
Mexico's ruling party chose the nation's former energy secretary Sunday as its candidate for presidential elections, all but setting the slate of major candidates in the July vote, officials said.
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October 14, 1994 |
Latino students at Van Nuys High School are organizing a walkathon to raise funds to pay for cable television ads against Proposition 187. Called "Students Defending Students," the march and advertisement project is the brainchild of the high school's MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano Aztlan) club, an organization for Latino and Chicano youth.
January 3, 2008 |
Farmers in this country organized scattered protests Tuesday and Wednesday as the final trade barriers on U.S. corn, beans, sugar and milk fell with the full implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement on New Year's Day. Corn and beans are staples of the Mexican diet and subsistence crops for millions of farmers. Opponents of NAFTA said the free entry of relatively cheap U.S. corn would devastate rural Mexico and help spur more immigration.
June 2, 2005 |
Santiago Creel, a soft-spoken lawyer who has struggled as the point man in many of the Mexican government's toughest political battles in recent years, resigned Wednesday as interior minister to run for president. Creel, 50, read a brief statement pledging to fight poverty and bring more jobs and safer streets to a country governed since 2000 by his boss, President Vicente Fox, who is legally barred from running again.
May 16, 1998 |
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Washington Journal": Michael Elliott of Newsweek; James Nicholson, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Adrian Cronauer, former Armed Forces radio announcer; Stephen Mason, deputy director, Armed Forces radio and television service, 5 a.m. C-SPAN. "Today": Women's health; new barbecue items; author Judy Blume ("Summer Sisters"), 5 a.m. (4)(39).