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June 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Environment Secretary Alberto Cardenas resigned to seek the presidential nomination of President Vicente Fox's National Action Party. Cardenas, a 47-year-old industrial engineer, was governor of the western state of Jalisco from 1995 until 2001, and became Fox's top environmental official in September 2003. He follows former Interior Secretary Santiago Creel into the race for the PAN nomination for the July 2006 election. Other contenders include former Chihuahua Gov.
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June 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Environment Secretary Alberto Cardenas resigned to seek the presidential nomination of President Vicente Fox's National Action Party. Cardenas, a 47-year-old industrial engineer, was governor of the western state of Jalisco from 1995 until 2001, and became Fox's top environmental official in September 2003. He follows former Interior Secretary Santiago Creel into the race for the PAN nomination for the July 2006 election. Other contenders include former Chihuahua Gov.
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BUSINESS
March 8, 2000 | DENISE GELLENE and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles-based Latin Business Assn. has joined forces with Mexican counterparts in the state of Jalisco to bolster trade ties among small and medium-sized enterprises here and there. The organization's institute, which offers training and assistance to Latino-owned businesses looking to polish technological, exporting, marketing and other skills, has signed an agreement of cooperation with Jalisco's JALTRADE Institute.
WORLD
November 25, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
WORLD
October 24, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
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.
WORLD
January 3, 2008 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
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.
WORLD
June 2, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1998 | LEE HARRIS
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).
NEWS
August 5, 1999 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing the recent surge of goodwill between California and Mexico, Lt. Gov. Cruz M. Bustamante announced Wednesday that he will work to establish an elite graduate student exchange program between top universities in both places. Bustamante said he envisioned the program as a version of the Rhodes Scholarships in England and proposed that it would pay for 10 students each from California and Mexico to study across the borders for two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1994 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While thousands of students walked out of schools last week to protest Proposition 187, Latino student activists at Van Nuys High School who had organized marches and a cable television campaign against the measure stayed on campus. Members of the school's MEChA chapter said Monday that they were disappointed in the behavior displayed by the Latino youth who protested Friday outside their campus and at the Van Nuys Government Center. "I got pretty annoyed. It wasn't organized.
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