January 23, 1994 |
Government peace envoy Manuel Camacho Solis said Saturday that he is ready to meet Indian insurgents to seek the release of a former governor kidnaped in the early hours of their New Year's uprising in Chiapas state. Camacho, speaking to reporters in San Cristobal de las Casas, did not disclose when or where the meeting would take place.
June 17, 1994 |
Chiapas peace envoy Manuel Camacho Solis ended months of controversy over his alleged presidential aspirations by announcing Thursday that he is retiring as a negotiator and leaving politics--at least for now. Before reading his letter of resignation at a news conference, Camacho Solis defended himself against the attacks of his own party's presidential candidate, Ernesto Zedillo.
June 30, 2011 |
State elections this weekend in Mexico are shaping up as a revealing test of whether the once-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party, on a steady march to retake the presidential palace, has changed its old autocratic ways. The party, which ruled Mexico with an iron fist for 70 years but lost the presidency in 2000, insists it has reformed and modernized, and it is handily capitalizing on public anger at rising violence and a sluggish economy to make significant gains. The PRI, its initials in Spanish, is expected to coast to victory in the all-important race for governor in Mexico state and is leading in opinion polls in two other states that will vote Sunday.
March 23, 1994 |
Peace envoy Manuel Camacho Solis said Tuesday that he will not run for this nation's presidency, ending speculation that he would use his negotiations with Indian rebels in southern Mexico as a platform to launch a campaign that was certain to split the ruling party. Instead, Camacho Solis said he will put all his effort into finding a peaceful solution to the peasant uprising that has left at least 145 people dead in the southern state of Chiapas.
March 24, 1994 |
This nation's much-vaunted political stability will be sorely tested by Wednesday's assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio, the ruling party's presidential candidate and the man who was widely expected to assume the next six-year term as Mexico's leader. Mexican officials had expected 1994 to be hailed as their country's entry into the First World as a full partner with the United States and Canada in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1994
The death of Luis Donaldo Colosio (March 24) has left many people bereft. Many will miss him. Many questions will remain forever unanswered: Why was he murdered, could he have won this year's presidential elections, what direction would Mexico's political turmoil have taken? Colosio, an active member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) since a teen-ager, was to head Mexico into the 21st Century, continuing the party's six-decade rule over Mexico (a party which has been described by intellectuals as the longest dictatorship of modern times--an authoritarian reign involved in political scandals, fraudulent elections, student and Indian assassinations)