January 31, 1999 |
Gov. Gray Davis embarks this week on a self-described healing mission to Mexico, a powerful symbol of the new Democratic control in California. The three-day trip reflects a campaign promise Davis made to aggressively address California's strained relations with Mexico--as well as with the state's politically emerging Latino community--which were damaged during Republican-backed debates over illegal immigration, bilingual education and affirmative action.
May 19, 1999 |
On a day that harked back to California's Mexican roots and looked ahead to its growing diversity, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo began a three-day goodwill tour of the state Tuesday by declaring the start of a new understanding in bilateral relations. Speaking in the state Capitol to a special joint session of the Legislature, Zedillo emphasized hope that a friendlier political climate will encourage prosperity on both sides of the border.
October 8, 1991 |
If a free-trade agreement between the United States and Mexico is ratified, it will bring a wealth of economic benefits to California and Mexico, including a tripling of trade between the two in the 1990s, according to a study released Monday by Bank of America. California will "gain considerably" from such an agreement primarily because Mexico will become more prosperous, the study predicted. "We are quite optimistic about the effects of a free-trade agreement," said Frederick L.
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March 16, 2001 |
The International Business Center in Santa Ana, the Mexican government's first trade center in the United States, isn't quite ready for its big opening next week. The first-floor lobby is to display Mexican products that will entice local companies to trade with their counterparts south of the border. On Thursday, workers were busily sanding and polishing in preparation for next week's opening.
September 30, 1998 |
At a private meeting later this week, Javier Pacheco will huddle with top Mexican customs officials in hopes of slashing permitting delays for his Inglewood-based business, which has grown more than 20% a year hauling textile and computer components, satellites and other products to and from Mexico's maquiladoras. Offices in El Paso, San Diego and Tijuana have helped his Mercantile Transport Inc. thrive in a competitive industry.
May 14, 1998 |
After an official visit to California recently, Jesus Reyes Heroles, the new Mexican ambassador, reached a startling conclusion: The more Californians and Mexicans trade with each other, the less they seem to know about each other. Since the North American Free Trade Agreement ended almost all tariffs between the United States and Mexico in 1993, California exports to Mexico have almost doubled. Only Texas exports more to Mexico. California-Mexico trade is now $25 billion a year.