January 29, 1997 |
Mexican lawmen questioned former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari in Ireland in connection with the killing of his ex-brother-in-law, the attorney general's office said. A terse news release said Salinas was interrogated Monday for 16 hours about the 1994 shooting of Francisco Ruiz Massieu, but it gave no details of the deposition. Salinas had also been questioned by Mexican investigators in November concerning the 1994 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio.
November 28, 1996 |
For the first time since he left Mexico in disgrace 20 months ago, former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari was interrogated Wednesday by Mexican federal investigators probing the 1994 assassination of his handpicked successor. Mexico's attorney general and foreign secretary confirmed that prosecutors questioned Salinas for 12 hours at the Mexican Embassy in Dublin, the Irish capital, where the former president has been living in self-exile for several months.
April 19, 1996 |
Former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, in self-imposed exile for more than a year, surfaced Wednesday in New York City and confirmed that he is living in Ireland, a newspaper here reported Thursday. At an annual meeting of Dow Jones stockholders, a reporter from the daily Reforma intercepted Salinas and asked him to clarify where he lives. "I live in Ireland with my family," Salinas was quoted as saying. Salinas is a member of the Dow Jones board of directors.
December 16, 1995 |
Swiss police freed the second of two prominent Mexican suspects from jail in a case of alleged drug-money laundering linked to former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Prosecutors said there were no longer grounds to hold Paulina Castanon, Salinas' sister-in-law, saying she had helped investigators and that it now appears she had only a subordinate role in the overall case. Castanon and her brother Antonio Castanon were arrested Nov. 15 in Geneva. Her brother was released Tuesday.
December 15, 1995 |
It was a rare moment of candor and open debate for the political party that has ruled Mexico with an authoritarian hand for nearly seven decades. The subject: expelling a former president--and his brother--from the party's ranks for the first time in more than half a century. "Indignation and embarrassment are the moral attitudes that unite us now in this ominous time of corruption and criminality!"
December 7, 1995 |
After several days of closed-door meetings and interrogations, Swiss and Mexican authorities confirmed here Wednesday that the elder brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari amassed at least $100 million in suspected drug money and is the target of an international money-laundering investigation.
December 6, 1995 |
The verbal battle launched by one former Mexican president against another was fast becoming an ideological confrontation Tuesday that analysts said threatens to further polarize Mexico's ruling party.
December 5, 1995 |
Nine months after he quietly slipped out of the nation he had ruled with near-absolute power for six years, former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari sprang back to life just before midnight Sunday on fax machines throughout the Mexican capital. The geographical source of the former president's disembodied voice was unclear. Salinas disappeared from public view after he landed in New York following his elder brother's arrest Feb. 28 in Mexico on murder charges.
November 27, 1995 |
Former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari broke six months of silence Sunday to say that his elder brother "will have to explain clearly the amount and origin" of tens of millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts that prosecutors in Mexico and Switzerland have linked to him.
November 25, 1995 |
Prosecutors in Mexico and Switzerland confirmed Friday that former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's older brother, who is charged with masterminding last year's murder of a top politician here, has been linked to tens of millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts that are suspected of being used to launder drug money.