October 8, 1998 |
Lawmakers in Baja California on Wednesday selected Alejandro Gonzalez Alcocer, the state chairman of the National Action Party, to serve as governor after the death of Gov. Hector Teran Teran. Gonzalez Alcocer, 47, will complete the final three years of Teran's six-year term. Teran died Sunday of an apparent heart attack at his home in Mexicali. The midday vote in the state capital of Mexicali was 24 to 0, with one abstention, according to a spokeswoman for the Baja state government.
November 5, 1995 |
The governor's final days were tinged with melancholy, triumph and a sense of power dissipating in a departing leader's wake. During an official visit to Tijuana before Gov. Ernesto Ruffo Appel stepped down last week, bodyguards in cowboy boots lounged in a hallway, unusually relaxed after months on full alert, and journalists and officials jockeyed for one last audience. Inside, Ruffo held court in characteristic style: sleeves rolled up, no necktie, no retinue of aides with note pads.
May 11, 1994 |
Mexican federal investigators probing alleged corruption at the highest levels of law enforcement in state government interrogated the former attorney general of Baja California and a state police commander Tuesday. The intense questioning began Monday night at the headquarters of the federal judicial police, continued past dawn Tuesday and then resumed later in the day, authorities said.
May 8, 1994 |
Amid assassinations, drug violence and political combat, Ernesto Ruffo Appel still projects the image of the down-to-earth businessman who five years ago became Mexico's first opposition governor. The signs of changing times are unmistakable, however. The man who once shunned ostentatious entourages, mixing easily with dockworkers and Japanese investors alike, now travels around Baja California with a phalanx of wary bodyguards.
May 5, 1994 |
In a politically charged clash over the arrest of Baja California's deputy attorney general on drug corruption charges, the state's governor Wednesday criticized federal authorities for accosting the official at gunpoint and unfairly accusing him in the murder of the city's police chief. Describing the accusations as a "total political irresponsibility," Gov.
July 6, 1990 |
Baja California Gov. Ernesto Ruffo publishes the state's ledger sheet every month in local newspapers. His administration has stopped the age-old practice of paying journalists friendly to the government. And he has threatened to jail officials caught taking bribes.