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June 2, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
Santiago Creel, a soft-spoken lawyer who has struggled as the point man in many of the Mexican government's toughest political battles in recent years, resigned Wednesday as interior minister to run for president. Creel, 50, read a brief statement pledging to fight poverty and bring more jobs and safer streets to a country governed since 2000 by his boss, President Vicente Fox, who is legally barred from running again.
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June 2, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
Santiago Creel, a soft-spoken lawyer who has struggled as the point man in many of the Mexican government's toughest political battles in recent years, resigned Wednesday as interior minister to run for president. Creel, 50, read a brief statement pledging to fight poverty and bring more jobs and safer streets to a country governed since 2000 by his boss, President Vicente Fox, who is legally barred from running again.
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June 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
President Vicente Fox named Labor Secretary Carlos Abascal as his new interior secretary. Abascal, 55, replaces Santiago Creel, who stepped down Wednesday to seek the 2006 presidential nomination of Fox's National Action Party. Fox is barred from running again. Abascal pledged to remain impartial during the election, the first since Fox's victory in 2000 broke the 71-year rule of the PRI, the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
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June 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Environment Secretary Alberto Cardenas resigned to seek the presidential nomination of President Vicente Fox's National Action Party. Cardenas, a 47-year-old industrial engineer, was governor of the western state of Jalisco from 1995 until 2001, and became Fox's top environmental official in September 2003. He follows former Interior Secretary Santiago Creel into the race for the PAN nomination for the July 2006 election. Other contenders include former Chihuahua Gov.
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March 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Mexican President Vicente Fox was admitted to the hospital for urgent back surgery after a medical team detected a herniated disk in his spine. The problem was causing severe pain in his left leg and was affecting his ability to walk. The surgery is to take place at 8 a.m. today. It is expected to last about three hours, doctors said. Interior Secretary Santiago Creel will oversee national affairs during the operation, a presidential spokesman said.
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February 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Colima state Gov. Gustavo Vazquez Montes, three other state officials, a businessman and a two-man crew were killed in the crash of a small plane in Michoacan state, Mexican officials said. Interior Minister Santiago Creel did not offer any information on the possible cause of the crash. Vazquez Montes, 42, had been in office for only about a year after winning a hotly contested election that was held a second time after complaints of improprieties.
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July 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
State officials freed at least some prisoners Sunday night in hopes of winning freedom for hostages held by farmers protesting construction of a new Mexico City airport. Local television showed people who had been arrested after a clash with police on Thursday leaving a prison Sunday. Interior Secretary Santiago Creel also appealed for negotiations to end the four-day standoff, offering aid to the villagers.
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July 2, 2003 | From Associated Press
Mexico's interior minister pledged Tuesday to give Congress a proposal by Sept. 1 that would enable Mexicans living abroad to vote in the nation's 2006 presidential election. The 10 million Mexicans living abroad were technically granted that right in 1996, but delays in deciding how to set up registration and voting booths have in effect blocked them from doing so. About 8 million Mexicans live in the United States. "We will present a bill before Sept.
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August 7, 2004 | From Associated Press
President Vicente Fox's interior secretary took a jab at the leftist mayor of Mexico City, saying on Friday that the populist leader has acted "like a little man" in being uncooperative during a federal investigation aimed at him. Santiago Creel, who is expected to seek Fox's National Action Party's nomination for the presidency in 2006, said during a news conference that Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was "ducking things and pawning off blame on others." At the request of Atty. Gen.
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October 24, 2005 | From Associated Press
Mexico's ruling party chose the nation's former energy secretary Sunday as its candidate for presidential elections, all but setting the slate of major candidates in the July vote, officials said.
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