May 8, 1997 |
A beaming President Clinton told Mexicans on Wednesday that "our economic integration is inevitable" and urged them to help him fight common scourges such as drugs and defend the North American Free Trade Agreement. In the most extensive speech of his three-day state visit, Clinton stressed the heightened importance of the partnership with Mexico--the United States' No. 3 trading partner but also its No. 1 provider of illegal immigrants and primary transit point for cocaine.
February 7, 2001 |
The United States on Tuesday lost one of the most contentious disputes under the historic North American Free Trade Agreement when a special panel found that Mexican trucks should no longer be denied unfettered access to U.S. roads. The decision immediately forces the Bush administration to somehow honor its free trade beliefs while ensuring that Mexico's trucks and lax regulations aren't allowed to jeopardize U.S. highway safety.
December 10, 1997 |
Here in the land of wide-open spaces and clean living, as well as in other communities across the midsection of America, Mexican drug cartels are opening new and lucrative markets for contraband brought north past the Rio Grande.
September 13, 1996 |
Despite lingering suspicion of their superpower neighbor, Mexicans tend to view the United States far more favorably than Americans view Mexico, a new poll has found. Still, Mexican perceptions of the United States have deteriorated in the past five years. And in a nation where unemployment and inflation are citizens' overriding concerns, an overwhelming majority of Mexicans views the issue of immigration entirely differently from Americans: They believe that tougher law enforcement on the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1989 |
The small city of West Terre Haute, Ind., needed a fire truck. The city of Brea had one that had been in service for 28 years and was being pushed into retirement. A deal was struck. In a recent ceremony, officials of the West Terre Haute Volunteer Fire Department took possession of the 1961 Crown fire truck--for $1. As he accepted the truck at a Brea City Council meeting Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1990 |
Over the weekend, more than 30 Mexican narcotics agents off the island port of Cozumel seized and boarded the Rusalka, an 87-foot motor yacht worth more than $2 million and based in Newport Harbor. The owner says some agents ripped open the suede ceiling covers, slashed the mauve and white upholstery made of silk and rummaged through the holds as other agents tore up teak woodwork from stem to stern with sledgehammers.
August 7, 1989 |
The United States will challenge the Soviet Union this week over what U.S. officials charge is an unkept promise by Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to stop arms deliveries to Nicaragua, aides said Sunday. Gorbachev told President Bush in a letter in May that the Soviet Union had responded to U.S. complaints by cutting off its supply of weaponry to Nicaragua's Marxist regime. But officials traveling to Mexico with Secretary of State James A.
April 6, 1991 |
San Diego's sportfishing fleet, the largest and most sophisticated in the world, faces an uncertain future because of new regulations imposed by the Mexican government, and its operations could hinge on a meeting Monday between Mexican officials and a team headed by Bob Fletcher, president of the Sportfishing Assn. of California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990 |
Police arrested three people Thursday who allegedly kidnaped at least 18 people from the streets of Tijuana last week and drove some to Inglewood, where they were forced to call friends and relatives to raise their own ransom. Police Lt. Ed Tunstall said the alleged kidnap and extortion plot was uncovered Thursday when one of the victims, Irmalinda Flores Sanchez, 35, of Orange, called police.
March 21, 1990 |
Mexico, stung by new estimates of massive Mexican marijuana production, has challenged U.S. experts to come into the country and point out the illicit crops that the CIA reported were spotted by surveillance satellites. The unusual invitation was disclosed Tuesday by Drug Enforcement Administration chief John C. Lawn, who acknowledged that even he is skeptical about the CIA estimates that Mexico is growing 10 times more marijuana than earlier thought. In an interview, Lawn said that a U.S.