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.
December 25, 2004 |
Faced with the growing tide of imported Christmas trees, Mexico has set a goal of growing its own. It's not so much a nationalistic stance as a tacit acknowledgment that the Christmas tree, once alien to Mexican tradition, is here to stay. For centuries, the centerpiece of the Mexican Christmas was the Nativity scene. Trees didn't come until the 1940s, along with Santa Claus and reindeer, and have since become hugely popular.
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.