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.
October 30, 1999 |
In a victory for Mexico and the U.S. owners of its thousands of maquiladora factories, Mexico and the United States on Friday announced a deal boosting Mexico's tax revenue from the factories by 50% and cutting Uncle Sam's share by the same amount. The agreement heads off, for at least three years, the threat that the firms would face double taxation--a prospect that could have cooled the industry's rapid growth in Mexico and diverted new factories to other Latin American nations.
September 11, 1999 |
Two of the thorniest issues in U.S.-Mexico relations--immigration and drugs--took center stage in surprising new forms Friday as governors from states along both sides of the border wound up their yearly get-together. Arizona Gov. Jane Dee Hull won the support of her counterparts in Texas and New Mexico for a proposal to create a guest worker program that would enable more immigrants to work legally in the United States on a temporary basis. California Gov.
August 9, 2001 |
In the U.S.-Mexico talks on immigration, it is the unspoken word, a term so sensitive that officials on both sides of the bargaining table avoid using it in public. The word is "amnesty." Today, as Cabinet officials of the United States and Mexico meet to discuss an array of immigration issues, their agenda includes border safety, a new guest worker program and other strategies to impose order on the chaotic human flow across America's southern boundary.
February 18, 2001 |
President Vicente Fox said Saturday that he has won a pledge from President Bush to work toward legalizing some of the millions of Mexicans employed illegally in the United States. Speaking on his weekly radio program, Fox expressed delight with the two leaders' meeting Friday, saying it opened a path to increased cooperation on issues ranging from migration to drug trafficking and energy.
February 16, 2001 |
When George W. Bush steps on foreign soil today for the first time as president, he will find himself in familiar surroundings. His grasp of foreign policy may be tentative, but by going to Mexico first, Bush has all but ensured that he will be on firm footing during his seven-hour debut on the world stage. Since he first went to Mexico with his wife, Laura, shortly after their 1977 marriage, Bush has visited the country about a dozen times.
February 9, 2001 |
Safety advocates opposed to granting Mexican trucks unrestricted access to U.S. roads under the North American Free Trade Agreement are pushing a compromise that would limit the number of trucks allowed. The move could give the Bush administration a political opening to resolve a contentious trade conflict between the United States and Mexico while also addressing concerns about the safety of Mexican trucks. Rep. James L. Oberstar (D-Minn.
April 5, 2001 |
The top foreign policy and justice officials of the United States and Mexico vowed Wednesday to make their shared border a more friendly place by allowing additional Mexican workers to cross legally and curbing the abuse of illegal immigrants. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Atty. Gen.