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May 22, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Mexico's controversial attorney general was replaced Tuesday after charges of corruption and human rights violations had escalated to the point that a major opposition party was calling for his impeachment. Enrique Alvarez del Castillo, 67, was removed from the post five days after a drug war in a prison in the border town of Matamoros left 18 inmates dead. His successor is Ignacio Morales Lechuga, previously city attorney for Mexico City.
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May 22, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Mexico's controversial attorney general was replaced Tuesday after charges of corruption and human rights violations had escalated to the point that a major opposition party was calling for his impeachment. Enrique Alvarez del Castillo, 67, was removed from the post five days after a drug war in a prison in the border town of Matamoros left 18 inmates dead. His successor is Ignacio Morales Lechuga, previously city attorney for Mexico City.
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May 3, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. investigation into the controversial abduction of Guadalajara gynecologist Humberto Alvarez Machain has determined that it was initiated by high-ranking Mexican police officials, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh told the Mexican attorney general here Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Drug Enforcement Administration agent testified Wednesday that a defendant in the Enrique Camarena murder trial told him last July that Mexico's attorney general "was involved" with drug traffickers while he was governor of the Mexican state of Jalisco in the mid-1980s. Under questioning by the prosecution, DEA Agent Abel Reynoso said in Los Angeles federal court that defendant Javier Vasquez Velasco made the statement about Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Drug Enforcement Administration agent testified Wednesday that a defendant in the Enrique Camarena murder trial told him last July that Mexico's attorney general "was involved" with drug traffickers while he was governor of the Mexican state of Jalisco in the mid-1980s. Under questioning by the prosecution, DEA Agent Abel Reynoso said in Los Angeles federal court that defendant Javier Vasquez Velasco made the statement about Atty. Gen.
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April 21, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh's chief spokesman said Friday that he could foresee no circumstances under which the United States would return to Mexico a defendant in the torture-slaying of a U.S. drug enforcement officer, despite a federal judge's "considerable concern" about the suspect's apprehension. David Runkel, the spokesman, also said that any threat to U.S.
NEWS
April 15, 1989 | From Reuters
Mexico and the United States agreed Friday on closer ties in the war on drugs, including joint operations to halt cross-border trafficking, Attorney General Dick Thornburgh said. Thornburgh reached the agreement with Mexican Attorney General Enrique Alvarez del Castillo, days after Mexico captured Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, one of Latin America's top drug barons. "It is my hope that as a result of this meeting, we can begin to strengthen our ties in helping to eradicate what President Bush has called the scourge of drugs," Thornburgh said after the meeting.
NEWS
April 11, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Atty. Gen. Enrique Alvarez del Castillo said Monday that arresting Mexico's biggest reputed drug lord and six police officials in a weekend sweep was a blow at corruption, and he vowed to continue the crackdown. Alvarez told reporters that arresting men like Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, 43, was "one of the top priorities" of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's new administration. In addition to Felix Gallardo and three aides, the sweep also netted the top federal anti-drug official in the alleged drug kingpin's home state and five other ranking police officials, Alvarez said.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government moved Monday to issue arrest warrants for 150 employees of stock brokerage firms on charges of illegal trading related to the October, 1987, stock market crash, the government news agency said. The Notimex agency quoted Treasury Secretary Pedro Aspe as saying he asked the federal attorney general to issue arrest warrants for employees of the Operadora de Bolsa and Mexicana de Valores e Inversiones firms.
NEWS
April 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Armored vehicles rolled into Michoacan state as opposition supporters were ousted Thursday from city halls they had shut down in December to dramatize election fraud charges against Mexico's ruling party. By late Thursday, the official news agency Notimex reported that protesters from the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) in 14 of the 17 city halls had either been dislodged or had surrendered. The buildings had been shut down by the demonstrators since the disputed municipal elections.
NEWS
May 3, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. investigation into the controversial abduction of Guadalajara gynecologist Humberto Alvarez Machain has determined that it was initiated by high-ranking Mexican police officials, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh told the Mexican attorney general here Wednesday.
NEWS
April 21, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh's chief spokesman said Friday that he could foresee no circumstances under which the United States would return to Mexico a defendant in the torture-slaying of a U.S. drug enforcement officer, despite a federal judge's "considerable concern" about the suspect's apprehension. David Runkel, the spokesman, also said that any threat to U.S.
NEWS
June 9, 1990 | From Reuters
Secretive U.S. efforts to halt the vast flow of illegal narcotics pouring into the United States from Mexico have stirred a new controversy here on the eve of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's visit to Washington. The controversy was set off by a Los Angeles Times story reporting that the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1990
As the author of the Americas Watch Report on Human Rights in Mexico referred to in the interview with President Salinas (Opinion, Nov. 25), I would like to correct a misleading impression left by him concerning improvements in human rights conditions in his country. Certainly the creation of a National Human Rights Commission and the proposing of new legislation to reduce the incidence of torture by police are positive developments. But the case President Salinas selected to illustrate the human rights improvements made by his administration in fact reveals that these improvements are more cosmetic than real.
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