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March 2, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ford Strike in Mexico Ends: The auto maker's Mexico unit signed a new contract with workers, ending a two-week strike at Ford's Chihuahua plant. Ford Motor Co. workers walked off their jobs at the plant in northern Mexico on Feb. 9 after union leaders and company representatives failed to reach agreement. They returned to work after accepting the company's latest wage increase proposal. Under the new contract, the workers will receive a 5% wage increase and a 3% increase in productivity bonuses.
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August 30, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - The thousands of teachers who have been jamming the streets in this congested capital city for nearly two weeks to protest an education reform package have no immediate plans to leave, and the threat of their continued presence is prompting calls for the government to forcibly move them out. The teachers, members of the National Coordinator of Education Workers, or CNTE, have been marching daily and blocking major thoroughfares, trying...
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NEWS
April 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
A student-led strike that has crippled Mexico's largest university threatens to indefinitely suspend much of the nation's scientific research, a prominent researcher said Friday. The strike illustrated the vulnerability of Mexico's fledgling research efforts, many of which are based at the sprawling, 268,000-student National Autonomous University, or UNAM, one of the world's largest universities.
WORLD
November 15, 2012 | By Cecilia Sanchez and Richard Fausset, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
MEXICO CITY -- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rattled west-central Mexico early Thursday morning, but government officials have reported finding little damage so far. The quake occurred at 3:20 a.m. local time (1:20 a.m. PST) with an epicenter southwest of Mexico City, in the state of Guerrero, according to Mexico's National Seismological Service. Government helicopters were dispatched to search for potential damage in Mexico City, where the quake was felt strongly, but by around 4:30 a.m. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard was reporting "no damage" on his Twitter account.  Similar messages went out from President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, who reported "no information of serious damage," and the governor of Guerrero state, who said that children should be prepared for a normal Thursday at school.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mexican Pilots Postpone Strike: The walkout, which would have grounded more than 80% of Mexico's domestic flights and nearly half those between Mexico City and Los Angeles, was averted as management and pilots of Aeromexico and Mexicana agreed to extend contract negotiations until 6 p.m. Saturday. The government Labor Relations Board intervened when the pilots threatened to stop flying Wednesday unless a settlement was reached.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1998 | Bloomberg News
A dispute between Aerovias de Mexico and its flight attendants cut deeply into the seat occupancy rate of Mexico's largest carrier. The occupancy rate during the last two days on the airline known as Aeromexico fell to 53% from an average 62% in June 1997, said Juan Jose Domene, a government official who is temporarily running the airline.
WORLD
November 15, 2012 | By Cecilia Sanchez and Richard Fausset, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
MEXICO CITY -- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rattled west-central Mexico early Thursday morning, but government officials have reported finding little damage so far. The quake occurred at 3:20 a.m. local time (1:20 a.m. PST) with an epicenter southwest of Mexico City, in the state of Guerrero, according to Mexico's National Seismological Service. Government helicopters were dispatched to search for potential damage in Mexico City, where the quake was felt strongly, but by around 4:30 a.m. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard was reporting "no damage" on his Twitter account.  Similar messages went out from President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, who reported "no information of serious damage," and the governor of Guerrero state, who said that children should be prepared for a normal Thursday at school.
WORLD
August 30, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - The thousands of teachers who have been jamming the streets in this congested capital city for nearly two weeks to protest an education reform package have no immediate plans to leave, and the threat of their continued presence is prompting calls for the government to forcibly move them out. The teachers, members of the National Coordinator of Education Workers, or CNTE, have been marching daily and blocking major thoroughfares, trying...
NEWS
January 20, 1997 | From Reuters
Hundreds of Mexican riot police broke up a hunger strike Sunday that has gripped the nation's attention, and two protesters, near death after three months of fasting, were forced into a hospital. Just hours after the two street sweepers, who have consumed little but water and glucose since Oct. 14, had declared that they would take their fast "to the death," police launched a predawn raid on their makeshift camp, where nearly two dozen workers also were protesting.
OPINION
April 9, 2000 | Sergio Munoz, Sergio Munoz is an editorial writer for The Times
Vicente Fox is not your typical Mexican presidential candidate. For starters, he's 6 foot 6 inches tall. He usually wears cowboy boots, even when dressed in a dark suit. He is relentlessly personal in his attacks on his main opponents, calling Francisco Labastida, the choice of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), "the more-of-the-same candidate" and Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, the candidate of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), a "has-been."
OPINION
April 9, 2000 | Sergio Munoz, Sergio Munoz is an editorial writer for The Times
Vicente Fox is not your typical Mexican presidential candidate. For starters, he's 6 foot 6 inches tall. He usually wears cowboy boots, even when dressed in a dark suit. He is relentlessly personal in his attacks on his main opponents, calling Francisco Labastida, the choice of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), "the more-of-the-same candidate" and Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, the candidate of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), a "has-been."
NEWS
April 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
A student-led strike that has crippled Mexico's largest university threatens to indefinitely suspend much of the nation's scientific research, a prominent researcher said Friday. The strike illustrated the vulnerability of Mexico's fledgling research efforts, many of which are based at the sprawling, 268,000-student National Autonomous University, or UNAM, one of the world's largest universities.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1998 | Bloomberg News
A dispute between Aerovias de Mexico and its flight attendants cut deeply into the seat occupancy rate of Mexico's largest carrier. The occupancy rate during the last two days on the airline known as Aeromexico fell to 53% from an average 62% in June 1997, said Juan Jose Domene, a government official who is temporarily running the airline.
NEWS
January 20, 1997 | From Reuters
Hundreds of Mexican riot police broke up a hunger strike Sunday that has gripped the nation's attention, and two protesters, near death after three months of fasting, were forced into a hospital. Just hours after the two street sweepers, who have consumed little but water and glucose since Oct. 14, had declared that they would take their fast "to the death," police launched a predawn raid on their makeshift camp, where nearly two dozen workers also were protesting.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ford Strike in Mexico Ends: The auto maker's Mexico unit signed a new contract with workers, ending a two-week strike at Ford's Chihuahua plant. Ford Motor Co. workers walked off their jobs at the plant in northern Mexico on Feb. 9 after union leaders and company representatives failed to reach agreement. They returned to work after accepting the company's latest wage increase proposal. Under the new contract, the workers will receive a 5% wage increase and a 3% increase in productivity bonuses.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mexican Pilots Postpone Strike: The walkout, which would have grounded more than 80% of Mexico's domestic flights and nearly half those between Mexico City and Los Angeles, was averted as management and pilots of Aeromexico and Mexicana agreed to extend contract negotiations until 6 p.m. Saturday. The government Labor Relations Board intervened when the pilots threatened to stop flying Wednesday unless a settlement was reached.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
At the sparkling new McDonald's hamburger shop here, the Ronald McDonald playground toys are defaced with a spray-painted inscription that reads "Long Live the Strike." The familiar golden arches are draped with banners calling for a collective union contract. Inside, the kitchen grills are cool and the plastic dining chairs empty. Outside, self-described union "shock troops" munch on tortillas, beans and peppers.
WORLD
May 30, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT - More than a year after the Obama administration announced it was shifting its defense policy to focus on Asia, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is trying to convince allies in the region that the so-called “Asia pivot” won't be stymied by the severe budget cuts being imposed on the Pentagon. “We are going to be limited in our budgets,” he told reporters as he flew to Singapore for a security conference during which he will meet with counterparts from Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam, among others.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
At the sparkling new McDonald's hamburger shop here, the Ronald McDonald playground toys are defaced with a spray-painted inscription that reads "Long Live the Strike." The familiar golden arches are draped with banners calling for a collective union contract. Inside, the kitchen grills are cool and the plastic dining chairs empty. Outside, self-described union "shock troops" munch on tortillas, beans and peppers.
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