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November 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Lazaro Cardenas, leftist scion of a revered political family, claimed victory in the race for governor of Mexico's Michoacan state after an exit poll gave him a 5-percentage-point lead over his nearest rival. Cardenas, of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, said he had a considerable advantage in the race against Alfredo Anaya, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which ruled Mexico for 71 years.
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April 17, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of Mexican immigrants in Santa Ana met Michoacan Gov. Lazaro Cardenas Batel on Friday to pay homage to this grandson of a Mexican president, who is remembered for nationalizing the country's petroleum industry. They came to ask for help, for new plazas and roads back in Michoacan. And they came to see a Mexican leader who, with their help, could someday become that nation's president.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of Mexican immigrants in Santa Ana met Michoacan Gov. Lazaro Cardenas Batel on Friday to pay homage to this grandson of a Mexican president, who is remembered for nationalizing the country's petroleum industry. They came to ask for help, for new plazas and roads back in Michoacan. And they came to see a Mexican leader who, with their help, could someday become that nation's president.
NEWS
November 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Lazaro Cardenas, leftist scion of a revered political family, claimed victory in the race for governor of Mexico's Michoacan state after an exit poll gave him a 5-percentage-point lead over his nearest rival. Cardenas, of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, said he had a considerable advantage in the race against Alfredo Anaya, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which ruled Mexico for 71 years.
WORLD
September 18, 2005 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Federal and local police swept across Michoacan on Saturday, hunting for the gunmen who assassinated the southern state's head of public safety during a birthday dinner at a crowded restaurant. Rogelio Zarazua Ortega, civilian overseer of Michoacan's police force, was shot Friday night as he sat at a table with two dozen friends and relatives. Also gunned down was one of Zarazua's police bodyguards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2005 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
Folkloric dancers, marching bands, cowboys on horseback and Mexican statesmen filed down the streets of Santa Ana on Sunday past more than 70,000 spectators in a belated celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The parade capped a weekend of festivities that drew several dignitaries from Mexico to the city, including Michoacan Gov. Lazaro Cardenas Batel, Yucatan Gov. Patricio Patron Laviada and the mayor of Sahuayo, Michoacan, Rafael Ramirez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2005 | Jessica Garrison and Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writers
For ambitious politicians from all over the United States and Latin America, Antonio Villaraigosa's inauguration as Los Angeles mayor Friday is shaping up as the place to be seen. Former Vice President Al Gore is expected. So are California's Republican governor and four ex-governors. Mayors of some of the nation's largest cities plan to come. And so do the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Carlos de Icaza, and a handful of prominent Mexican politicians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
The two men from opposite sides of the border might not have met, were they not idealists like Don Quixote and Mexicans to the core. Together, Roberto Laurean of Santa Ana and Rafael Herrera of Michoacan have opened an office for the nascent Michoacan Federation of Santa Ana -- and arranged for it to be christened this week by the popular governor of the Mexican state.
NEWS
June 4, 2000 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, Mexico's veteran leftist presidential hopeful, led a boisterous parade of admirers through this quiet farming town on a recent Sunday, happily oblivious to the 100-degree heat and the tuneless brass band serenading him. At a sunset rally, 15,000 people turned out to hear him, and someone waved a poster bearing the hand-scrawled slogan, "For the Peasant--Only Cardenas."
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