October 14, 2003 |
Mexico's industrial output had its biggest drop in four months in August amid sluggish demand in the U.S. for cars, auto parts and other goods produced by export-assembly factories set up along the border. Industrial production -- which includes manufacturing, energy, construction and mining -- shrank 2.9% from August 2002 after contracting 1.9% in July, the government said Monday. The decline, the fifth in a row, was bigger than the 1.7% median drop forecast in a Bloomberg News analyst survey.
February 19, 1995 |
Lavender Ford Mustangs, sturdy Jeep Cherokees and economical Nissan Tsuru sedans waited in showrooms here last week for what car dealers hoped would be a crush of customers ahead of a government-scheduled 6% price hike. But few buyers--or even window-shopping tire kickers--showed up, and the handful who did were driving hard bargains.
June 15, 1992 |
Mexican officials vow that they will respect the constitution in considering any new foreign participation in the nation's oil industry under a proposed North American free-trade agreement. "Nothing that violates the constitution," they declare week after week when the issue arises in the press. But many Mexicans think that waving the constitution is just a bargaining chip in the ongoing free-trade negotiations.
February 22, 2006 |
Racked by corruption, poverty, ethnic inequality and violent drug trafficking, Mexico certainly has no shortage of subject matter for documentary films. Nor does it lack a pool of talented young documentary filmmakers. What it needs is more financial support for documentary production, and possibly a jolt of Hollywood-grade star power. That's where Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, two of Mexico's most bankable young actors, think they can help.
April 16, 2010 |
With "The Perfect Game," first-time screenwriter W. William Winokur tells the story of Mexico's Monterrey Industrials, the first foreign baseball team to win the Little League World Series in 1957. A bunch of players a good couple sizes smaller than their opponents, the team literally walked across the border to their first game, expecting to lose and go home, but instead kept winning all the way to the championships. The pitcher would go on to throw a perfect game in the final and to this day remains the only pitcher to do so in a Little League World Series championship game.
May 1, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama will seek to cement relations with Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, over the next two days with vows of neighborly kinship and future cooperation. But the true test of their ability to work together may be whether they can hold their tongues. Obama's visit to Mexico City comes as the fight over border security and immigration reform has begun to consume Congress. Peña Nieto supports the effort but wants to avoid the mistakes of a predecessor, Vicente Fox, who lobbied for a 2001 immigration reform bill in Congress.
January 5, 1992
The media drumbeat over a free trade agreement between the United States and Mexico has reached deafening proportions. Under this agreement, goods produced in either country would be allowed to enter the other duty-free. Capital investment would be allowed to enter either country without penalty. The hype ignores the fact that the United States reached its peak in industrial production under tariff protection. Japan and Korea are prospering under government protection of their markets from invasion by outsiders.
November 14, 1993 |
The North American Free Trade Agreement will encourage foreign investment in Mexico and create jobs there. Because Mexicans will have jobs at home, they won't come north looking for work. NAFTA, there fore, will reduce immigration from Mexico to the United States. Right? Wrong. NAFTA could mean millions of additional immigrants over the next 20 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1989 |
Much is being made of the fact that Mexico's powerful ruling party has lost a major election for the first time. It could mean a monolithic political system is becoming more democratic, and anyone interested in the stability and progress of Mexico should hope that's the case. But just as interesting is where that defeat occurred--our neighboring state of Baja California.
December 29, 1994 |
Breaking a week of trauma, tension and fear, Mexico appeared on the path toward peace Wednesday, after Indian rebels agreed to negotiate through an official Roman Catholic mediator and President Ernesto Zedillo ordered the army to withdraw from two key towns in the southern state of Chiapas.