May 2, 1998 |
Returning from Latin America aboard Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's plane at night recently, a department press aide wrestled with questions from reporters about U.S. legislation on Caribbean tariffs. The aide admitted that he knew little about it. "Well, get Davidow," an exasperated reporter said. "He's probably sleeping," the aide said. "Then wake him." In moments, the aide returned with Jeffrey Davidow, assistant secretary of State for Latin American affairs.
January 6, 1998 |
The Clinton administration has apparently picked veteran diplomat Jeffrey Davidow, assistant secretary of state for Latin America, as ambassador to Mexico, senior administration officials said. Davidow has been ambassador to Venezuela and Zambia. President Clinton's first pick for the job was ex-Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld, whose nomination was blocked last year by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.).
June 28, 1998 |
After more than a year, Mexico is finally getting a new U.S. ambassador. The Senate approved, by voice vote and without debate, career diplomat Jeffrey Davidow to be ambassador to Mexico. He is expected to take his post in early July. Administration officials have said there is no foreign relationship more important than Mexico, given the array of cross-border issues, including trade, narcotics trafficking and migration problems.
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June 29, 1998
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City has been leaderless for more than a year now. In that time, relations between the two countries have deteriorated to an abysmal level. That might have been prevented had Washington installed a first-class ambassador, one who could work through bilateral problems and tone down political rhetoric. Now, at long last, the Senate has confirmed the Clinton administration's choice for the post, Jeffrey Davidow, undersecretary of State for inter-American affairs.
February 26, 2000 |
The government issued a formal protest Friday after the U.S. ambassador to Mexico described the country as one of the world's main headquarters for drug traffickers--a comment that kicked up a storm of angry criticism by politicians and newspapers. "The contempt for Mexico is obvious," the Mexico City newspaper Cronica declared in its editorial Friday.
November 13, 2002 |
The Senate confirmed Antonio Garza Jr., a close friend of President Bush, to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico on Tuesday. The confirmation came without dissent on the first day of the Senate's lame-duck session. Garza succeeds Jeffrey Davidow, who is leaving Mexico after four years. Garza currently serves on the Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees the state's oil and gas industry. His election as a commissioner in 1998 made him the first Latino Republican elected to statewide office in Texas.