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January 9, 1993 | JOHN M. BRODER and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President-elect Bill Clinton, reiterating his campaign position on the North American Free Trade Agreement, on Friday promised to seek approval of the pact provided it is amended to address his concerns about its effect on the environment and American jobs. After a meeting here with Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Clinton said he will appoint a senior official shortly after his inauguration to oversee ratification of the treaty.
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June 16, 1992 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an angry protest over the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the kidnaping of Dr. Humberto Alvarez Machain, the Mexican government on Monday suspended cooperation with the United States in the fight against narcotics trafficking and called for a revision of the nations' bilateral extradition treaty. The Foreign Ministry called the court ruling "invalid and unacceptable" and said it "violates the essential principles of international law."
NEWS
June 16, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruling in the case of slain drug agent Enrique Camarena, the Supreme Court gave U.S. agents broad power Monday to forcibly abduct foreign nationals on foreign territory. Even when the United States has signed an extradition treaty and has pledged to respect the sovereignty of a foreign country, U.S. agents may unilaterally seize a foreign national and bring him to the United States for trial, the justices said. "This is a matter for the executive branch," not judges, Chief Justice William H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1991
A federal judge in Los Angeles set bail Monday at $10 million for a doctor abducted from Mexico at the behest of U.S. officials to stand trial for the torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie initially said he would not set bail for Humberto Alvarez Machain, but he then changed his mind. Alvarez's lawyers asked Rafeedie for bail because the doctor has been in custody for 19 1/2 months waiting to find out if he is going to stand trial.
NEWS
October 22, 1991 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wide majority of Mexicans favor a free-trade agreement with the United States even though many fear it will make Mexico overly dependent on a neighbor they already view as wielding too much influence here, according to a Times Poll conducted for World Report. Nearly half the Mexicans interviewed in the nationwide survey predicted that Americans would treat their country unfairly in business dealings, and many felt the U.S.
NEWS
October 22, 1991 | PATRICK Mc DONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miguel Angel Rodriguez, 18, recently left his job in a U.S.-owned furniture manufacturing plant here to strike out for his ultimate destination: New York, where relatives and, he hopes, better-paid work awaits. "There's no future for me here," Rodriguez said as he stood by the rusted steel curtain that marks the border, eager to make his break north. A few miles to the east, Irma Aragon, a mother of eight, said her job assembling radar components at another U.S.
NEWS
October 22, 1991 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tomas Gonzalez expected a sharp increase in his exports to the United States when he signed a joint marketing agreement with Whirlpool four years ago. Instead, the domestic appliances division he runs for industrial giant Vitro has become a major importer, supplying Mexico's middle and upper classes with trash compactors and two-door, frostless refrigerators made north of the border.
NEWS
October 22, 1991 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexico's negotiations to join the United States and Canada in a free-trade agreement are whetting the appetites of other Latin countries. Chile wants in, too--and soon. So does Colombia. Virtually all countries in the region, except for Communist Cuba, endorse President Bush's Enterprise for the America's Initiative, a proposal for a free-trade area that would stretch from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. It would be an economic community to rival Europe's, and the U.S.
NEWS
October 22, 1991 | MARJORIE MILLER and JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A decade ago, when the Perisur shopping center opened its glitzy doors in southern Mexico City, consumers marveled at the state-of-the-art mall with multilevel parking, three department stores and dozens of pricey specialty shops. Here was the best that Mexico had to offer in clothing, furniture and appliances. That was the problem.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1991 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If a free-trade agreement between the United States and Mexico is ratified, it will bring a wealth of economic benefits to California and Mexico, including a tripling of trade between the two in the 1990s, according to a study released Monday by Bank of America. California will "gain considerably" from such an agreement primarily because Mexico will become more prosperous, the study predicted. "We are quite optimistic about the effects of a free-trade agreement," said Frederick L.
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