January 12, 2001 |
One of two rival governors for Tabasco stepped aside as a federally mediated compromise eased a political crisis in the Mexican Gulf Coast state. "I decline my aspirations to lead the interim government of Tabasco," Adan Augusto Lopez said after political leaders meeting in Mexico City agreed to recognize his rival, Enrique Priego. The compromise also calls for a Nov. 11 election to choose a new governor. It ended a deadlock that arose Dec.
March 18, 2007 |
Hundreds of soldiers and federal officers seized the police headquarters of Tabasco state after a surge of violence in the tropical region, local media reported. Soldiers forced dozens of state police to hand over their weapons for registration, detained at least three people and suspended at least one senior official in the city of Villahermosa, the reports said. Last week police found a severed head in front of the state police headquarters, apparently a threat by criminals.
September 24, 1994 |
Trainer Wayne Lukas says a victory today by his Tabasco Cat in the Kentucky Cup Classic, and victories in the Jockey Club Gold Cup on Oct. 8 at Belmont and in the Breeders' Cup on Nov. 5, would give his colt a chance to be voted horse of the year over the leading candidate, Holy Bull. Tabasco Cat is the 7-5 morning line favorite in the $400,000 Kentucky Cup Classic. The 1 1/8-mile race is the highlight of Turfway Park's first $1-million Kentucky Cup Day of Champions.
August 29, 1992 |
Tabasco lovers can relax. McIlhenny Co., whose peppery sauce is one of Louisiana's hottest products, survived Hurricane Andrew intact. Well, pretty much intact. The company says some of its pepper crop was damaged, and power outages forced it to suspend production, but it still has enough inventory--about four weeks' worth in 20 warehouses around the country--to keep hot sauce flowing. "They're not skipping a beat," said a spokeswoman.
January 1, 1995 |
The newly elected governor of Tabasco state was sworn in Saturday while 3,000 protesters in the capital's central square demanded new elections. Hundreds of riot police guarded government buildings, but no clashes were reported. The demonstrators, mainly peasants, claim Roberto Madrazo Pintado of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) won the Nov. 20 election through fraud and voter intimidation.
June 17, 1995 |
Tabasco Cat, the 1994 Preakness and Belmont winner, was retired from racing Friday only hours after injuring a tendon during a morning workout. Owners William T. Young and David P. Reynolds announced 4-year-old Tabasco Cat will stand stud at Young's Overbrook Farm in Lexington. Tabasco Cat began trainer Wayne Lukas' winning streak of five consecutive Triple Crown races. He ran second by a neck in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic, bringing his lifetime earnings to $2,347,000.
January 11, 2001 |
Mexico's Congress cleared the way Wednesday for a member of the country's former ruling party to take over as provisional governor in the oil-rich state of Tabasco. The federal Congress authorized a leave of absence for Enrique Priego of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, who last month was named interim governor of Tabasco, throwing the state into upheaval.
January 3, 2001 |
Legislators in Mexico's Tabasco state found themselves with two interim governors--and no agreement about which one should stay. Opposition lawmakers appointed a second interim governor after rejecting the candidate appointed Sunday by the outgoing legislature dominated by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. The PRI candidate, interim Gov. Enrique Priego, was also sworn in Sunday.
October 26, 1999 |
A new surge of flood water in the devastated state of Tabasco has apparently killed six people, officials said, adding to the toll of hundreds who have died in storms over the last month. An estimated 120,000 of the 465,000 residents of the Villahermosa area remained evacuated. Almost incessant rain that began in mid-September has repeatedly flooded coastal communities and filled dams to the bursting point. Local and state officials have now reported at least 404 deaths.