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June 12, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a battle that highlights increasing demands here for accountability in politics, four city lawmakers filed a complaint Monday urging prosecutors to investigate possible irregularities during former Mexico City Mayor Rosario Robles' recently completed term. It was the latest twist in a battle that began in April when Robles brought a libel suit against the newspaper Reforma over a report suggesting that her administration had failed to provide receipts for about $600 million in expenses.
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June 12, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a battle that highlights increasing demands here for accountability in politics, four city lawmakers filed a complaint Monday urging prosecutors to investigate possible irregularities during former Mexico City Mayor Rosario Robles' recently completed term. It was the latest twist in a battle that began in April when Robles brought a libel suit against the newspaper Reforma over a report suggesting that her administration had failed to provide receipts for about $600 million in expenses.
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September 14, 1996 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A majority of Mexicans is convinced that their nation is in moral decline. They feel far safer at home than on the street. And raising their children is their most important goal in life--more so than wealth, fame, power or personal happiness. A survey of 1,500 Mexicans from all walks of life last month reveals such insights into how America's southern neighbors view their society.
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September 14, 1996 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A majority of Mexicans is convinced that their nation is in moral decline. They feel far safer at home than on the street. And raising their children is their most important goal in life--more so than wealth, fame, power or personal happiness. A survey of 1,500 Mexicans from all walks of life last month reveals such insights into how America's southern neighbors view their society.
WORLD
June 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
President Felipe Calderon's approval rating rose to 65%, up 7 percentage points since March, a poll by the Reforma newspaper found. Also, the daily said, 83% of those surveyed said they supported his deployment of troops to crack down on drug cartels responsible for about 1,000 killings so far this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2009 | Associated Press
Eva Longoria Parker, one of the stars of "Desperate Housewives," is taking on a Spanish-speaking role for the first time in a Mexican film about kidnapping. Film producer Leopoldo Gout says Longoria Parker's character will be crucial to solving the mystery at the heart of the film, "Day of Grace." Gout told the Reforma newspaper that the movie is being filmed in Mexico City. Its release date is not yet known.
WORLD
September 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Mexican bishop said that the Catholic Church had accepted alms from drug traffickers and that the money was "purified" when it reached church coffers. Ramon Godinez, bishop of Aguascalientes in central Mexico, said it was "not up to us to investigate where the money comes from," the daily Reforma newspaper reported. Government spokesman Ruben Aguilar said, "Nobody can be allowed to receive illegal funds under any circumstances, [and] no one can promote money laundering in this way."
WORLD
November 14, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A former Mexican consul to Lebanon has been arrested on charges of helping to smuggle Arab migrants into the United States from Mexico, federal agents said. Imelda Ortiz, a 25-year foreign service employee, was fired in May after 150 Mexican passports were stolen and two others were found to have been issued irregularly at a Mexico City consular office, the Foreign Relations Department said. That pending case is unrelated to the smuggling.
NEWS
November 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Mexican authorities have seized about $200 million in assets from drug traffickers in the Juarez cocaine cartel, including three luxury hotels, two of them in the Caribbean resort of Cancun, according to a report in Reforma newspaper. Mexican police, with the help of U.S. agents, took cars, the hotels and other property, the newspaper said. The two hotels seized in Cancun were the Costa Real and Laguna Real. The Porto Real in nearby Playa del Carmen was also taken over, the newspaper said.
NEWS
January 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Mexican federal agents discovered 146 illegal immigrants from Central America hidden behind banana boxes in a truck in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, Reforma newspaper reported. The 119 men and 27 women had been standing in the truck for 38 hours after paying a driver to take them to northern Mexico. Officials said 103 were from El Salvador, 37 from Guatemala and six from Honduras, all apparently hoping to cross into the U.S. to look for work.
NEWS
August 5, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Two suspects have been released in the death of U.S. journalist Philip True, who died while hiking in Mexico in 1998, a prison official said. Juan Chivarra and Miguel Hernandez were freed after recent investigations concluded that True was not murdered but fell to his death. Charged with robbery and murder, both suspects had been held for more than two years, prison official Martin Ortiz said. One autopsy found that True, a San Antonio Express-News reporter, had been strangled.
NEWS
December 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Scientific tests showed that two bodies found at border sites where drug gangs allegedly buried murder victims were of Mexicans who worked as FBI informants, newspapers reported. The "two individuals collaborated in 1994 and 1995 in operations that helped in the seizure of 18.5 tons of cocaine in Mexican territory," Reforma newspaper said, quoting an anonymous source.
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