CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1988 |
Mexican congressman Romeo Flores Caballero, a highly regarded scholar who as a child accompanied his family on treks north to the agricultural fields of Texas, has been named to head the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles, according to consular officials here. Flores, 52, a close friend of President-elect Carlos Salinas de Gortari, is widely known and respected in Southern California academic circles and is regarded as an expert in U.S.-Mexico relations.
November 20, 1993 |
A heated controversy has arisen here regarding the Mexican government's purported vow to extradite a suspected rapist to the United States in exchange for a Florida lawmaker's "yes" vote on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Apart from possibly violating Mexican law, critics here say, the reported agreement between Mexican Atty. Gen. Jorge Carpizo MacGregor and U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw Jr. (R-Fla.
May 24, 1991 |
The House on Thursday gave the Bush Administration the go-ahead to begin negotiations on a free-trade agreement with Mexico, and the Senate is expected to follow suit today. The 231-192 House vote was a major victory for President Bush, who had lobbied hard to overcome a powerful coalition of opponents that included labor, environmental and consumer groups. "I couldn't be more pleased," Bush told reporters. "The vote was, frankly, larger than I anticipated."
May 24, 1990 |
The Mexican government on Wednesday requested the extradition of a Guadalajara doctor who was abducted last month and spirited to the United States to stand trial in the 1985 torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. In a bulletin issued by the Foreign Ministry, the government said it was asking for the return of Dr.
October 15, 2000 |
This weekend marks the launching of the fourth incarnation of inSITE, an event whose look, feel and description have changed--at least slightly, but sometimes dramatically--each time it's been staged. Since its inception in 1992, the constants have been these: InSITE showcases installation and site-specific art; it takes place at multiple venues throughout San Diego and Tijuana; and it is as much a model of binational cooperation as it is of communal and individual ambition.
February 1, 2002 |
U.S. and Mexican authorities said Thursday that they were investigating what one official here called a huge smuggling ring that transports children to the United States. The ring, operating for several years, had delivered more than 100 children--at least 20 of them from El Salvador--to the U.S., according to federal law enforcement officials in Mexico. The countries of origin of the other children were not immediately clear.
September 5, 2001 |
On the eve of his summit with President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox on Tuesday said the two leaders will advance their new vision for improved U.S.-Mexican relations by taking "one, two, three steps forward" on the divisive issues of migration, trade and drug trafficking.
June 5, 1999 |
U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno declared Friday that she has "every confidence" in Mexico's top prosecutor, as she and other U.S. officials sought to quell a controversy over alleged drug corruption that cast a shadow over a high-level meeting here. The annual talks between members of the two country's Cabinets occurred just days after U.S.
July 2, 1999 |
With headlines trumpeting an "energy war," the Mexican government Thursday retaliated against charges by some U.S. oil companies that Mexico "dumped" low-cost crude onto the American market. Mexico halted the scheduled lifting of a 4% tariff on imported natural gas, dashing hopes of California and other U.S. gas producers for newly profitable markets south of the border. The tit-for-tat was triggered by an anti-dumping complaint by several small U.S.