October 12, 2000 |
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.
October 10, 2000 |
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.
February 12, 2000 |
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.
June 13, 1999 |
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.
December 19, 1998 |
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.
September 22, 1998 |
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.