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January 24, 1993 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Installed less than two months ago as mayor of Tijuana, 35-year-old Hector Osuna did not have to wait long to face his first major test of leadership. On Jan. 6 the rains came to the border city and did not let up for nearly two weeks. They caused catastrophic floods that coursed down canyons crammed with squatters' settlements, killing 31 and leaving as many as 10,000 people homeless. Osuna is now at the fore of an enormous reconstruction effort.
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January 24, 1993 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Installed less than two months ago as mayor of Tijuana, 35-year-old Hector Osuna did not have to wait long to face his first major test of leadership. On Jan. 6 the rains came to the border city and did not let up for nearly two weeks. They caused catastrophic floods that coursed down canyons crammed with squatters' settlements, killing 31 and leaving as many as 10,000 people homeless. Osuna is now at the fore of an enormous reconstruction effort.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
Conservative candidates captured the mayor's office in Tijuana and swept six state legislative elections, in a sharp rejection of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party. Hector Osuna Jaime of the conservative National Action Party, was declared the winner of the mayoral race in Tijuana. His victory gives the party a virtual sweep of the Aug. 2 local elections. Only the 8th District remains undecided.
NEWS
May 3, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mayor said Monday that he will ask Mexican federal police to join the investigation of last week's assassination of the city's police chief, which he said appears to be the work of organized crime. At an emergency meeting in which the City Council approved the designation of a former judge as the new chief of police, Mayor Hector Osuna Jaime said there has been little progress in the murder of Jose Federico Benitez Lopez and his bodyguard during a highway ambush Thursday night.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1994 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Samsung, the South Korean consumer electronics giant, will build a $100-million plant in Tijuana to make television picture tubes, The Times has learned, the biggest example yet of how foreign manufacturers are adapting to the new playing field created by the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new plant would also be a vote of confidence in the business climate in Tijuana, which less than a month ago was the scene of the assassination of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio.
NEWS
December 20, 1993 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago the rains came, revealing Tijuana as a fragile metropolis whose reckless growth had reached the brink of calamity. Today, city crews are rushing to finish a major flood control project and citizen awareness campaign. And Tijuana's young and energetic mayor has much bigger plans: a $160-million development program that would attack the urban planning crisis exposed by last year's disastrous floods and reshape Mexico's sixth-largest city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As emergency crews mopped up after a storm that killed four people, the city's new mayor called Wednesday for solutions to the causes of deadly flash floods: an inadequate sewer system and haphazard urbanization. The intense downpour Monday choked entire neighborhoods with mud and knocked down walls and power lines in this congested, rapidly growing border city of more than 1 million people.
NEWS
February 14, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1994 presidential and congressional elections were the most closely scrutinized in Colombian history--not by international observers, but by the Colombian media. Bolstered by constitutional reforms ensuring media freedom, television, radio and newspapers aggressively covered political campaigns and their financing. They kept up their coverage years after the polls closed, as prosecutors unraveled evidence that millions of dollars in drug money had found their way into campaign coffers.
NEWS
May 1, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
This violence-torn city Saturday mourned its fallen police chief, a newcomer to police work whose defiance of government corruption and organized crime may have led to his death. Top Baja California officials and representatives of U.S. law enforcement attended services for Jose Federico Benitez Lopez, who was gunned down along with his bodyguard in a highway ambush Thursday night.
NEWS
April 13, 1995 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Ernesto Zedillo faced a potentially serious test of his promised new age of Mexican federalism Wednesday after more than a dozen key local and national officials from opposition and ruling parties rallied behind a renegade mayor jailed this week for violating federal law in asserting local sovereignty. The issue: international bridge tolls, and who has the right to the millions of dollars in revenue collected by Mexico each year at border crossings with the United States.
NEWS
January 13, 1993 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As heavy rains again fell on the area, Tijuana city officials said Tuesday they plan to relocate at least 2,000 residents from the canyons hit hardest by last week's lethal flash floods to a new temporary city that will ultimately be the site of permanent housing. The relocation will be part of the city's effort to improve drainage in the 30 canyons that feed into the Tijuana River.
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