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2014-01-30 08:36:25

Former Mexican trade minister and NAFTA negotiator considers the accord and its effects two decades later EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tecma Group of companies recently took a retrospective look at twenty years of the NAFTA with former Mexican trade minister and NAFTA negotiator, Luis de la Calle. Today, de la Calle is a partner in the Mexico City-based law firm of de la Calle, Madrazo and Mancera, while in the early 1990s he was part of the group that...

2006-06-30 13:44:36

(Recasts, adds background MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A judge ordered the arrest on Friday of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria for a 1968 student massacre in a surprise move just two days before crucial elections. The arrest order for Echeverria, 84, came after two failed attempts in recent years to charge him with genocide. It is a breakthrough in outgoing President Vicente Fox's halting drive to punish those responsible for past government brutality before he leaves office in...

2006-06-22 23:18:49

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has a narrow three-point lead over his conservative rival ahead of the July 2 election, the Mitofsky polling group said on Thursday. Its poll gave Lopez Obrador 36 percent support with conservative former energy minister Felipe Calderon on 33 percent. Third-placed candidate Roberto Madrazo of the Institutional Revolutionary Party which ran Mexico for most of the 20th century trailed with 27...

2006-06-05 12:17:11

By Alistair Bell CHIMALHUACAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Hit by infighting, a dark history and a weak candidate, the party that ruled Mexico for most of last century has put its faith in hard core supporters to help avoid its worst presidential election ever. The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, is in third place in opinion polls but boasts an efficient party machinery that might just give its candidate Roberto Madrazo a chance when Mexico votes on July 2. The red, green and...

2006-05-29 05:03:44

Corrects spelling of first name in fifth paragraph ... Roberto Madrazo of the Institutional Revolutionary Party ... instead of Robert Madrazo ... . A corrected story follows. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's presidential race is now a tie between conservative Felipe Calderon and leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a poll in the Milenio newspaper showed on Monday. The survey placed Lopez Obrador at 33.6 percent and Calderon at 33.1 percent. With a margin of error of 3.2 percentage...

2006-05-24 22:06:24

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The presidential candidate for Mexico's main opposition party, Roberto Madrazo, warned on Wednesday that campaigning might turn violent if his opponents do not tone down their rhetoric. Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is in an ugly war of words with President Vicente Fox, who he says is illegally using government resources to back conservative candidate Felipe Calderon. Lopez Obrador said on Monday the president had "verbal incontinence" and...

2006-03-28 01:33:37

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's lead slipped slightly in a poll released on Monday, after widening in other recent polls ahead of July elections. The new poll by Consulta Mitofsky gave Lopez Obrador 38 percent of the expected vote -- seven points more than his nearest rival, conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon. The survey showed Calderon and Institutional Revolutionary Party candidate Roberto Madrazo...

2006-01-25 01:10:59

By Miguel Angel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Thousands of Mexican students heckled presidential candidate Roberto Madrazo at a rally on Tuesday, forcing him to cut short a speech and handing him a major embarrassment only days after campaigning began. Students whistled, shouted slogans in favor of left-wing front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and booed Madrazo, from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, when he tried to give a speech in the central city of Pachuca,...

2006-01-21 20:46:20

By Anahi Rama GUELATAO, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's leftist presidential front-runner sought to woo the indigenous vote on Saturday and wrench support in the state of Oaxaca away from the rival PRI party that ruled for most of the last century. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, fresh from launching his campaign in Mexico's poorest town in the southwestern state of Guerrero, traveled to nearby Oaxaca and told Zapotec Indians he would put the poor first. "I will not betray the Mexican...

2006-01-19 18:21:18

By Kieran Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's presidential candidates headed out into poor neighborhoods on Thursday to open a rough election campaign with passions running high on the issues of crime, inequality and U.S. treatment of Mexican immigrants. Leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was given a boost as three opinion polls showed him with a clear lead over his two main rivals -- Felipe Calderon of the ruling National Action Party, or PAN, and Roberto Madrazo...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.