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.
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November 10, 2000 |
America finally welcomed a president-elect Thursday night--one who sports a mustache and wears size 12 cowboy boots. Vicente Fox, elected president of Mexico on July 2, flew in to address a Los Angeles banquet of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and to meet with Gov. Gray Davis.
October 21, 1995 |
Imagine the challenge for El Cajon-based Solid Gold Holistic, an "animal nutrition center" trying to market America's only 100% natural dog food in a nation where a crippling economic crisis has left many people barely able to feed themselves. "I'm a positive person--I'm not giving up," Manny Rosillo, the company's national sales manager, said this week as, for the second year in a row, he manned a booth at the U.S. Trade Center. "But this is my last card.