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February 7, 1989
The Mexican government has decided to accept the nomination of John D. Negroponte to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico despite widespread criticism from opposition political parties and the Foreign Ministry. Negroponte, who served as American ambassador to Honduras at the height of the Contra war against the Nicaraguan government, has been critical of Mexican foreign policy.
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August 1, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A trip by two American Embassy employees to violence-racked Chiapas state this week has produced a political uproar, reflecting Mexico's persistent suspicions of its powerful neighbor. The diplomats, from the U.S. defense attache's staff, were in Chiapas on a routine fact-finding trip, said the U.S. Embassy. Their low-key trip blew up into a national issue after the pair were detained Sunday by suspicious villagers of the hamlet of Los Platanos.
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February 10, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Embassy issued a statement Thursday contradicting CIA Director William H. Webster's assessment that Mexico's economic and political condition is fragile and that the country is potentially unstable. Meanwhile, a spokesman for President Carlos Salinas de Gortari charged that Webster's remarks at a breakfast meeting with reporters and editors of The Times' Washington Bureau "reflect a profound misunderstanding" of Mexico.
NEWS
June 9, 1990 | From Reuters
Secretive U.S. efforts to halt the vast flow of illegal narcotics pouring into the United States from Mexico have stirred a new controversy here on the eve of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's visit to Washington. The controversy was set off by a Los Angeles Times story reporting that the U.S.
NEWS
August 1, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A trip by two American Embassy employees to violence-racked Chiapas state this week has produced a political uproar, reflecting Mexico's persistent suspicions of its powerful neighbor. The diplomats, from the U.S. defense attache's staff, were in Chiapas on a routine fact-finding trip, said the U.S. Embassy. Their low-key trip blew up into a national issue after the pair were detained Sunday by suspicious villagers of the hamlet of Los Platanos.
NEWS
June 9, 1990 | From Reuters
Secretive U.S. efforts to halt the vast flow of illegal narcotics pouring into the United States from Mexico have stirred a new controversy here on the eve of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's visit to Washington. The controversy was set off by a Los Angeles Times story reporting that the U.S.
NEWS
March 24, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that one of the most wanted men in Orange County's war on drugs is being released illegally from a prison in La Paz, U.S. officials in Mexico said Friday that they have renewed a protest to keep the suspect jailed until attempts to extradite him have been exhausted. U.S.
NEWS
October 14, 1988 | Associated Press
A gun-wielding man complaining of mistreatment by Mexican authorities stormed into the U.S. Consulate here on Thursday and took the consul hostage, officials said. U.S. Embassy spokesman William Graves said Edwin Culp "is being held by a Mexican national. We have notified Mexican authorities, and they have been in touch with the individual who is in Mr. Culp's office." Culp is not a Foreign Service officer but a civilian consular agent serving as consul, Graves said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989 | MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writer
In his first official trip to Orange County, Mexico's consul general in Los Angeles toured a booming commercial strip, strolling past the Ruiz Salon de Belleza, a Mexicana Airlines ticket office and the Teatro Fiesta, which was showing the movie "Tequila Sunrise" with Spanish subtitles. The consul general, Romeo Flores Caballero, was in Santa Ana, the heart of the Latino community in Orange County. And there is no bigger symbol of that presence than 4th Street in downtown, which is lined with a variety of shops with Spanish-language signs.
NEWS
March 24, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that one of the most wanted men in Orange County's war on drugs is being released illegally from a prison in La Paz, U.S. officials in Mexico said Friday that they have renewed a protest to keep the suspect jailed until attempts to extradite him have been exhausted. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989 | MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writer
In his first official trip to Orange County, Mexico's consul general in Los Angeles toured a booming commercial strip, strolling past the Ruiz Salon de Belleza, a Mexicana Airlines ticket office and the Teatro Fiesta, which was showing the movie "Tequila Sunrise" with Spanish subtitles. The consul general, Romeo Flores Caballero, was in Santa Ana, the heart of the Latino community in Orange County. And there is no bigger symbol of that presence than 4th Street in downtown, which is lined with a variety of shops with Spanish-language signs.
NEWS
February 10, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Embassy issued a statement Thursday contradicting CIA Director William H. Webster's assessment that Mexico's economic and political condition is fragile and that the country is potentially unstable. Meanwhile, a spokesman for President Carlos Salinas de Gortari charged that Webster's remarks at a breakfast meeting with reporters and editors of The Times' Washington Bureau "reflect a profound misunderstanding" of Mexico.
NEWS
February 7, 1989
The Mexican government has decided to accept the nomination of John D. Negroponte to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico despite widespread criticism from opposition political parties and the Foreign Ministry. Negroponte, who served as American ambassador to Honduras at the height of the Contra war against the Nicaraguan government, has been critical of Mexican foreign policy.
NEWS
October 14, 1988 | Associated Press
A gun-wielding man complaining of mistreatment by Mexican authorities stormed into the U.S. Consulate here on Thursday and took the consul hostage, officials said. U.S. Embassy spokesman William Graves said Edwin Culp "is being held by a Mexican national. We have notified Mexican authorities, and they have been in touch with the individual who is in Mr. Culp's office." Culp is not a Foreign Service officer but a civilian consular agent serving as consul, Graves said.
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