October 8, 2000 |
Former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari is back in Mexico, and he's pulling no punches in criticizing the current president, Ernesto Zedillo. Salinas has written a book, almost 1,500 pages long, that details the accomplishments of his administration. Included are documents that he hopes will prove that Zedillo, not he, is responsible for the 1995 economic crisis, when the peso's value collapsed and interest rates soared.
August 6, 1999 |
President Ernesto Zedillo testified in the 1994 slaying of a ruling party presidential candidate, marking the first time a sitting president has given evidence in a Mexican criminal investigation, party officials said Thursday. Mario Aburto is serving a prison sentence for the slaying. A source at the attorney general's office said Zedillo gave written evidence April 14 in the 1994 assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio. Colosio was shot twice after a campaign rally near Tijuana.
November 28, 1996 |
For the first time since he left Mexico in disgrace 20 months ago, former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari was interrogated Wednesday by Mexican federal investigators probing the 1994 assassination of his handpicked successor. Mexico's attorney general and foreign secretary confirmed that prosecutors questioned Salinas for 12 hours at the Mexican Embassy in Dublin, the Irish capital, where the former president has been living in self-exile for several months.
August 28, 1996 |
A top official said Tuesday that the recent assassination of a Tijuana prosecutor appeared to be linked to disgruntled police who were fired in an anti-corruption purge--not to a possible conspiracy that claimed the life of a presidential candidate. Prosecutor Jesus Romero Magana was fatally shot outside his home in Tijuana on Aug. 17. No one has been charged.
August 9, 1996 |
As he stepped through the gate of the maximum-security prison for the first time in 18 months, a jubilant Othon Cortes Vazquez thanked President Ernesto Zedillo and declared: "We live in a nation of laws, a nation where justice exists." But on the morning after Cortes' acquittal on charges that he fired the second bullet that killed presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio two years ago at a Tijuana campaign rally, Colosio's friends, relatives and ruling-party colleagues disagreed.
August 8, 1996 |
A federal judge on Wednesday acquitted and ordered free a Tijuana driver charged with being the second gunman who allegedly fired a shot into the abdomen of Luis Donaldo Colosio, the presidential candidate whose 1994 assassination radically altered Mexican politics. The verdict was a huge blow to the credibility of Mexican Atty. Gen. Antonio Lozano Gracia and his prosecutors.