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March 23, 1989 | MARCIDA DODSON and NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writers
Just hours after his much-publicized arrest, Santa Ana police Wednesday released a man they had suspected of abducting and murdering a 9-year-old schoolgirl. Police said Jose Antonio Gonzalez, 27, of Garden Grove had an alibi, substantiated by friends, showing that he was not at the street corner where Nadia Puente was abducted Monday, said Santa Ana Police Capt. James L. Dittman. Gonzalez was released about 2:30 p.m., less than five hours after officers arrested him as he left his apartment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1989 | MARCIDA DODSON and NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writers
Just hours after his much-publicized arrest, Santa Ana police Wednesday released a man they had suspected of abducting and murdering a 9-year-old schoolgirl. Police said Jose Antonio Gonzalez, 27, of Garden Grove had an alibi, substantiated by friends, showing that he was not at the street corner where Nadia Puente was abducted Monday, said Santa Ana Police Capt. James L. Dittman. Gonzalez was released about 2:30 p.m., less than five hours after officers arrested him as he left his apartment.
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August 12, 1986
U.S. government complaints about lax security at Manila International Airport should be fully resolved in the next two to three weeks, Philippine Tourism Minister Jose Antonio Gonzalez said. Once the problems are corrected, the U.S. officials are expected to lift the travel warnings issued last week that threaten to harm tourism and the islands' recovery efforts, Gonzalez said. Security has been tightened in passenger screening and airport perimeter guarding, he said.
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March 22, 1989 | NANCY WRIDE and MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writers
A 27-year-old Garden Grove man, who police say posed as a schoolteacher to lure a Santa Ana schoolgirl into his car, was arrested outside his home this morning on suspicion of the girl's slaying. Jose Antonio Gonzalez was taken into custody at 9:45 a.m. and was being questioned at the Santa Ana Police Department in connection with the abduction, sexual molestation and strangulation of 9-year-old Nadia Puente. Her body was found stuffed in a trash can in Griffith Park on Tuesday morning.
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March 31, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an ill-starred experiment with internal democracy, Mexico's long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party chose a new leader Tuesday--the only candidate on the ballot. The party's failure to carry off an election with multiple candidates cast a pall over the victory of Jose Antonio Gonzalez Fernandez. Some analysts predicted that the turbulent election, marred by charges of manipulation, will intensify a power struggle in the party, known as the PRI.
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June 21, 1995 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abraham Polo Uscanga, an appeals court judge who had developed a reputation for independence, was murdered early Tuesday, police said. Missing since Monday, when he failed to appear for lunch, he was found shot in the back of the neck in his son's office on a major avenue in the capital, according to City Atty. Jose Antonio Gonzalez Fernandez. Forensic tests showed that Polo Uscanga, 60, was killed by the .
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March 22, 1989 | NANCY WRIDE and MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writers
A 27-year-old Garden Grove man, who police say posed as a schoolteacher to lure a Santa Ana schoolgirl into his car, was arrested outside his home this morning on suspicion of the girl's slaying. Jose Antonio Gonzalez was taken into custody at 9:45 a.m. and was being questioned at the Santa Ana Police Department in connection with the abduction, sexual molestation and strangulation of 9-year-old Nadia Puente. Her body was found stuffed in a trash can in Griffith Park on Tuesday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1989 | MARCIDA DODSON and NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writers
Just hours after a news conference heralding his arrest, Santa Ana police Wednesday released the man they had called a suspect in the abduction and slaying of a 9-year-old schoolgirl. Jose Antonio Gonzalez, 27, of Garden Grove was released Wednesday afternoon after friends substantiated his story that he was not at the street corner where Nadia Puente was kidnaped Monday as she walked home from Diamond Elementary School, Santa Ana Police Capt. James L. Dittman said.
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August 2, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The party that has ruled Mexico for 70 years kicked off its first presidential primary Sunday, pushing into uncharted waters in a high-stakes attempt to transform itself from a tool of the presidency into a democratic institution. More than 1,000 members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, packed an auditorium here for the ceremony opening a three-month campaign by four candidates set to conclude in an unprecedented nationwide popular vote.
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May 1, 1999 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexicans could be forgiven for thinking that their presidential election is this July instead of 14 months away, in July 2000. Never before has the presidency been contested this fiercely so far ahead of the ballot--not only by the three major parties but also within them, as each grapples to pick its nominee. At stake: whether the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, extends its unbroken 70-year domination of the presidency.
NEWS
February 20, 1997 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were no funny hats, no balloons. But this nation's longtime ruling party got its first taste of a big-time political convention on Wednesday as it threw open its selection process for the powerful mayoralty of Mexico City in what it called a new spirit of democracy. The party, which traditionally selected its candidates in a secret method known as the dedazo--or finger-pointing by senior officials--had held primaries or conventions in a few smaller races in the past.
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