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DEBT RESTRUCTURING LEADS TO BANKING CONTROVERSY

By Kelly Simmons and Ana Vinas The January 1995 peso devaluation and ensuing financial and economic crisis in Mexico has created havoc for the nation’s creditors and debtors. According to reports in Diario de Juarez and El Norte, the Mexican government created a program to restructure debts, the Additional Benefits Program, with a deadline for…
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BORDER ENVIRONMENT

Special on Air Quality by Kelly Simmons and Ana Vina Mexico’s air quality standards for ozone have been violated in Juarez on 14 occasions over the past 5 months according to the director of the Urban Development and Municipal Ecology agency, Oscar Ibanez. Among the main contributors are vehicle emissions. There are currently 350,000 registered…
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BORDER TRANSPORTATION

The Governor of California, Pete Wilson, and a Texas Senator who is running for re-election, Phil Gramm, are both calling for a change in the U.S. position on Mexican trucks entering and traveling in the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a letter to President Bill Clinton, Governor Wilson requested permission…
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CHIHUAHUA GOVERNOR’S 4th ANNUAL REPORT

By Kelly Simmons and Ana Vinas Following on the heels of a demonstration by the federation of teachers over the state’s “erratic” education efforts, Chihuahua Governor Francisco Barrio Terrazas gave his fourth Report on the Government before the State Congress in early October. Barrio has served four years of a six year term and is…
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CHANGES TO LAWS IN U.S. AND MEXICO AFFECT IMMIGRATION

by Kelly Simmons and Ana Vinas Mexico The Republic of Mexico is considering changes to its federal law that would increase penalties for “trafficking” in human beings. At issue are those criminals, known as polleros, who smuggle immigrants abroad principally across the border into the United States. It is estimated that between January and June…
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BORDER HEALTH: AN OVERVIEW OF CHALLENGES ALONG THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

by Jeffrey E. Brandon, Associate Dean, College of Health and Social Services, Head, Department of Health Science, New Mexico State University Border health has become a topic of significance during the past decade. This increased attention relates to the population increase along the border separating the U.S. and Mexico; to the increase in migration (stimulated…
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