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June 15, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a key player in the case maintained his innocence Wednesday in a U.S. proceeding, authorities here confirmed for the first time that they are investigating former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari to determine what he knew--and when--about his older brother's alleged role in last year's murder of a top official of the ruling party. "Of course this is being investigated," Deputy Prosecutor Rafael Estrada told reporters Tuesday.
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September 28, 2005 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Ex-presidents of Mexico are used to disappearing. Custom has it that they serve their single, six-year term of office and remain out of public view, letting other people rule the country. That, however, is not the case with former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, who in recent months has gradually reappeared before a public that largely vilifies him.
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February 1, 1997 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For three days, former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari suddenly has been the talk of the town again here, as the Reforma newspaper has been splashing on its front page installments of the first interview he has given since he slipped out of this country almost two years ago.
WORLD
December 11, 2004 | Marla Dickerson, Times Staff Writer
The drama surrounding the slaying of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's youngest brother intensified Friday, as authorities said the dead man probably knew his killers. Mexico state's top prosecutor said the investigation was "advancing rapidly," focusing on a "close nucleus" of people associated with 52-year-old businessman Enrique Salinas, who was found strangled Monday in a parked car in an upscale suburb of the capital.
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November 20, 1991 | Associated Press
President Bush invited Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari to visit Camp David, Md., on Dec. 14 for informal talks on trade.
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June 5, 1990 | Reuters
Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari will be President Bush's dinner guest Sunday night, the White House announced Monday. Salinas will be on a private visit to the United States.
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November 24, 1988 | Associated Press
President-elect Carlos Salinas de Gortari will announce his cabinet on Nov. 30, the day before he takes office, the government newspaper El Nacional said Wednesday.
NEWS
September 13, 1988
Mexico's President-elect Carlos Salinas de Gortari ruled out any possible power sharing in his government despite recent unprecedented election gains by the opposition. Speaking at a ceremony with congressional leaders, Salinas offered "concordance and dialogue" with opposition leaders but said power sharing would lead to a divided government. "Increased political plurality . . . will not imply a co-government in the executive branch or a coalition Cabinet," Salinas said.
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March 15, 1995 | Associated Press
Former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari denied Tuesday that he had been sent into exile, the New York Times reported today. Salinas said he plans to spend the foreseeable future traveling in the United States and elsewhere and giving speeches. His wife and children, he said, are in Mexico City. "Can I return to Mexico?" Salinas asked. "At any moment! Yes!" Then he added, "But I don't have plans now to do so."
NEWS
April 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari told the House of Commons in Ottawa that Canadians have nothing to fear and much to gain from free trade with Mexico and creation of a three-way North American trade alliance with the United States. President Bush endorsed Salinas' proposals at a meeting Sunday in Houston. Opponents of a trilateral pact, particularly labor unions, fear that cheap Mexican wages and lower environmental standards will lure U.S. and Canadian businesses south.
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October 12, 2000 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexico's biggest corruption scandal has engulfed former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari for the first time, with the reported allegation that he is the true owner of a secret fortune siphoned in part from government accounts. The charge was made by a man, reportedly Salinas' older brother, Raul Salinas de Gortari, in a taped telephone conversation broadcast Tuesday night by a Mexican television station.
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October 10, 2000 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a five-year exile, disgraced former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari charged back into Mexico's political fray, releasing an encyclopedic memoir Monday and launching a vitriolic attack on his onetime protege, current President Ernesto Zedillo. Salinas' return has raised the specter of political warfare between two fading titans, just as Mexico appears headed for a peaceful, democratic transition from 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
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February 12, 2000 | Reuters
Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Mexico's reviled former president who fled into self-imposed exile in 1995, has moved to Cuba from Ireland, La Jornada newspaper said Friday. Salinas' sister, Adriana, confirmed the move after she returned to Mexico from a visit to Havana with Ana Paula Gerard de Salinas, the ex-president's second wife, the newspaper said. The Cuban government refused to discuss Salinas' whereabouts.
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June 13, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that startled Mexicans, disgraced former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari returned briefly to his homeland Saturday after four years in self-exile but sought to dampen speculation that he will play a role in next year's presidential election. Salinas, who won international acclaim for opening Mexico's economy but was vilified after he left office in 1994, told reporters that he was on a 24-hour "private visit." It was motivated mainly by a desire to see his ailing father, he said.
NEWS
December 19, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was almost like the old days--before the 1995 peso collapse, the shocking assassination charges, the lurid tales of drug corruption. There was Carlos Salinas de Gortari, staring from the front of the Mexican daily Reforma and the local edition of Newsweek. Salinas' recent, rare comments in the two publications have put the former president back at the center of political life. Four years after leaving office, he continues to haunt Mexicans.
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September 22, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari lashed out from his self-imposed seclusion Monday, warning Mexico's top justice officials that they could be implicated in a widening scandal about drug trafficking during his administration. Salinas counterattacked after the leak of a report claiming that his brother Raul virtually ran narcotics traffic in Mexico during the 1988-94 Salinas presidency.
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February 13, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals judge has cleared Raul Salinas, the jailed brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, of tax fraud charges. Judge Raul Melgoza Figueroa ordered the charges dropped after finding that there was too little evidence to convict Salinas. He remains in a maximum-security prison in Mexico City on a host of other charges, including murder. Salinas was arrested in 1995 on charges that he plotted the 1994 assassination of top ruling party official Jose Francisco Ruiz
NEWS
July 23, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge has ordered the arrest of a top aide to former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari on charges that he illegally amassed a fortune while in office, a judicial official said Wednesday. The arrest warrant marked the first time that Justo Ceja, Salinas' private secretary, had been formally accused of a crime. No information was provided on how officials believe that Ceja acquired the money.
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May 21, 1998 | From Reuters
A Mexican appeals court Wednesday found Raul Salinas de Gortari, brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, not guilty of money-laundering charges, his lawyer said. "Today, a federal appeals court found my client not guilty of the charge of money laundering. This was one of the most important charges against him," the lawyer, Raul Cardenas, said.
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