|STATE OF THE MEXICAN UNION
with journalist MICHAEL STOTT
April 29, 1997
Other questions asked
in this forum:
Does The United States have the right to certify or decertify anyone? Will the new Mexican drug agency remain free from corruption? Should the U.S. be thinking more about the problem of demand instead of supply from Mexico? Is an environmental disaster occurring quietly in Mexico? Will a new ambassador change U.S.-Mexican relations? What is being accomplished by President Clinton's and President Zedillo's trips?
February 27, 1997:
Charles Krause interviews Sen. Diane Feinstein about her opposition to re-certifying Mexico.
Oct. 4, 1996:
Charles Krause analyzes EPR rebels attacks and their potential impact on the future stability of Mexico .
Sept. 13, 1996:
Learn about EPR activities in Mexico in an Online Forum with NewsHour foreign correspondent Charles Krause.
March 20, 1996:
An interview with Columbia's President Samper, discussing his country's decertification as an ally with the U.S. in it's war on drugs.
The complete NewsHour coverage of Latin America.
A Map of Mexico
Inter-American Development Bank
Senator Dianne Feinstein's press releases about Mexico.
The Online NewsHour asks:
What did President Zedillo accomplish in his trip to the United States? What is President Clinton expected to do in Mexico?
Michael Stott responds:
President Zedillo's visit to the United States this week has been seen by local media largely as a goodwill trip to help create the "right" atmosphere ahead of President Clinton's trip to Mexico. The Clinton visit, while considered important as a gesture of interest in Mexico, is not seen by Mexican officials as likely to produce substantial results, treaties or new initiatives; they say it will more likely set the seal on the already extensive cooperation going on and recognise the special relationship between two countries which are working more and more closely together.
During his visit, President Clinton is likely to set aside some time for a meeting with ordinary Mexicans, probably in a town near Mexico City, and to talk with the leaders of the political opposition parties. Other agenda items include a meeting with businessmen and a visit to some pre-Columbian ruins near Mexico City. Diplomats say President Clinton is likely to play down any differences between the U.S. and Mexico and emphasise the positive results of cooperation and growing trade.