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  • Starbucks of Marijuana Coming to San Francisco

    07/05/2013 8:16:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Jul. 5 2013 | Chris Roberts
    The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward making lots of money. That's Jamen Shively's thesis, anyway. The former Microsoft manager, 45, is embarking on a publicity tour for the marijuana enterprise he's happy to label the "Starbucks" of pot. "Yes, we can" is for Shively "yes, we are big marijuana" -- and he's getting ready for what he believes is The Next Big Thing: legal pot -- everywhere. With his trusty sidekick, former Mexican president Vicente Fox -- a partner of Shively's in Diego Pellicer, Inc., the nation's first "premium marijuana" retail brand -- in...
  • Vicente Fox Says Mexico Will Not Act To Stop Illegal Immigration

    03/25/2013 11:59:32 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 42 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 21 March 2013 | Jerry Kammer
    "Mexico cannot limit the freedom of its citizens to go anywhere they like. If we would do so, we would be like Cuba....that's not our job. Our job is to create the opportunities for them in Mexico."
  • Mexican ex-presidents open to legalizing drugs (Vicente Fox blames U.S. for drug war violence)

    06/25/2011 6:39:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 35 replies
    Reuters / MSNBC ^ | 2011-06-24 | Dave Graham
    MEXICO CITY — Once praised lavishly by the United States for waging a war on drugs, Mexico's last two presidents now say legalizing them may be the best way to end the rising violence the U.S.-backed campaign has unleashed. Ernesto Zedillo and Vicente Fox led efforts to crush drug trafficking gangs in Mexico between 1994 and 2006 but the rapid escalation of violence over the past four years under President Felipe Calderon has convinced them a change of tack is needed. "As a country, we are going through problems due to the fact that the United States consumes too many...
  • Mexico's Vicente Fox backs California measure to legalize pot

    10/29/2010 12:55:47 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 55 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | October 27, 2010 | Tim Johnson
    MEXICO CITY — Sounds like former President Vicente Fox wishes he could vote in California. Twice on Wednesday, Fox took to the airwaves to encourage Californians Nov. 2 to approve Proposition 19, the ballot initiative to legalize the commercial cultivation and sale of marijuana. “How great it would be for California to set this example. May God let it pass,” Fox told the W radio network in Mexico. “The other U.S. states will have to follow step.” If California legalizes marijuana, it may help Mexican peasant farmers, and boost Mexico's exports, he added.
  • Vincente Fox on Mexico Violence: US's addiction to drugs to blame

    01/22/2010 9:11:14 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 45 replies · 1,070+ views
    KGNS ^ | Jan 21, 2010
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox arrived in Laredo earlier this evening after being invited by local groups to discuss trade between the US and Mexico. But that’s not all that Fox decided to discuss when he got off the plane. Fox was taking on questions about what seems to be escalating violence in Mexico, and not surprisingly, he says the United States shares the blame for what’s happening across the border. Invited by local groups to discuss US-Mexico trade, former president of Mexico Vicente Fox, instead taking time to discuss other matters: “We’re working for the United States. The truth...
  • Mexico's Fox touts EU-like integration for the Americas

    03/28/2009 9:59:47 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 35 replies · 798+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/28/2009 | Elaine Ayala
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox was in San Antonio Friday, delivering a wide-ranging address about U.S.-Mexico relations that touched on trade, the drug war, comprehensive immigration reform and the United States' “mammoth” financial crisis that has spread worldwide. Fox also delivered a message of hope — hope that someday Canada, the United States and Mexico, indeed the rest of Latin America, would function like the European Union. “It's an extremely successful model,” said Fox, whose wife, Marta Sahagún, accompanied him. “My vision is to speed up the process of further integration.” Fox was in town to address the Congressional Hispanic...
  • Former Mexican president says wall not the answer

    11/12/2008 8:38:42 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 42 replies · 1,276+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 11-11-2008 | Don Walton
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox called Tuesday for increased trade and drug enforcement cooperation rather than a wall that separates neighbors. “Building a wall is not the answer to our problems,” Fox told about 2,000 Nebraskans during a speech at the Orpheum Theater. “Instead of building walls, we should be building bridges of understanding and cooperation, and education exchange, and technology exchange, and friendship. “We are neighbors,” he said, “and we have been friends for a long, long time.” Trade represents “wealth creation and job creation,” Fox said. Not only in the United States, he said, but in Mexico, where...
  • Mexico's Ex-President Advocates Law Reform

    02/06/2008 6:55:19 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 35 replies · 73+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 02/06/08 | Don Mecoy
    Wed February 6, 2008 Mexico's ex-president advocates law reform By Don Mecoy Business Writer Oklahoma and other states have launched immigration legislation because Congress has failed to act, former Mexico President Vicente Fox said Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Fox, speaking at the Civic Center Music Hall, said the United States must develop a sensible national immigration policy. "At the very end, it's a federal issue so in the end it should be satisfied by the federal government, by the U.S. Congress,” Fox said. "Immigration is an asset to every nation. It's an asset to the United States, no doubt. What...
  • Former President Fox: Nations would benefit from female leader

    10/27/2007 11:58:44 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies · 95+ views
    WCCO.COM ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2007 | AP
    STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) -- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Friday his native country and the United States would benefit from electing a female president. The reason, Fox said, is that women in leadership have different characteristics than their male counterparts. These traits have long been embraced by businesses across the world, he said, but they have yet to take hold in government. ``Maybe it is because having kids is such a special thing. ... (Women) think about the future more, they think about their children,'' he said during a lecture at Buena Vista University in northwest Iowa. During...
  • Tolerance – The New Catch Phrase for Thought Policing

    10/17/2007 6:56:08 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 11 replies · 62+ views
    CrossActionNews ^ | 10-17-07 | Rev Michael Bresciani
    America’s penchant for accepting new hate crimes bills is becoming a strain on the idea that “the government can’t legislate the morality of the governed.” It is a reverse way of saying we can’t tell you to do what’s good; so we’ll lower the bar. Now doing what is evil is no longer all that bad.
  • Visiting Houston, Fox blasts U.S. xenophobia

    10/16/2007 10:05:13 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 48 replies · 60+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 16, 2007 | DANE SCHILLER
    The former Mexican president is touting his new memoirs in a cross-country trip Former Mexican President Vicente Fox doesn't get many breaks these days. He was slapped around on The O'Reilly Factor, had a new statue of his likeness yanked down by an angry mob in Veracruz, and along the way promoted his memoirs, which were published in English. Fox, whose U.S. tour is taking him from New York to California and points in between, stopped off in Houston on Monday, where he signed autographs, posed for photographs and spoke of his plans to follow the leads of former Presidents...
  • Dallas Cowboys overwhelmed in battle of unbeatens

    10/15/2007 2:34:31 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 70 replies · 133+ views
    dallasnews.com ^ | October 15, 2007 | DAVID MOORE
    A Cowboys team inspired by its best start in 24 years, a franchise desperate to return to the NFL's elite, now has a better idea of what lies ahead. The outlook was as problematic as the snarled traffic around Texas Stadium after the game. But New England is the team of this decade. The Patriots' 48-27 victory was an affirmation of the present. "Well," Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said sheepishly, "they are that good."
  • Mexican Opposition Protesters Tear Down Statue of Former President Vincente Fox

    10/14/2007 1:20:01 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 21 replies · 77+ views
    Opposition protesters egged and then tore down a bronze statue of former Mexican President Vicente Fox down on Saturday, just hours after it was erected.
  • Ex-Mexican leader's statue felled

    10/13/2007 11:58:05 PM PDT · by managusta · 67 replies · 64+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 14 October 2007 | Staff
    Opposition protesters in Mexico have torn down a bronze statue of the former president, Vicente Fox, just hours after it was erected. They threw eggs at the monument in Boca del Rio in the state of Veracruz, before putting a rope around its neck and pulling it to the ground. Many of the crowd were reported to be supporters of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. It lost power after more than 70 years when Mr Fox was elected in July 2000. More than 100 angry protesters are reported to have attacked the statue on Saturday morning, just after it...
  • The amero? No greenbacking for it

    10/12/2007 10:54:20 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 37 replies · 59+ views
    <p>Could the US dollar be destined to join the D-Mark and the franc in the graveyard of defunct national currencies? Vicente Fox, former Mexican president, told CNN this week that he had talked to US president George W. Bush about the possibility of a regional currency for the Americas.</p>
  • Mexico's Fox openly calls for North American Union

    10/12/2007 4:11:06 AM PDT · by Man50D · 253 replies · 1,739+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 12, 2007
    WASHINGTON – Mexico's former President Vicente Fox is making no secret of his desire to promote a "North American Union" to compete economically with Europe and the Far East. In a promotional tour for his new book, "Revolution of Hope," Fox told NPR's "Talk of the Nation" audience: "That's part of my Americas dream, that we can build our future together. We are partners with United States and Canada through NAFTA. There are other blocs in Latin America, but at the very end a continental trade agreement and union on the long term would be a way to develop ourselves...
  • Ex-Mexican Prez: Yes, there will be an amero

    10/09/2007 10:30:48 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 109 replies · 1,486+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 9, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    In an interview last night on CNN's "Larry King Live," the former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, confirmed the existence of a government plan to create the amero as a new regional currency to replace the U.S. dollar, the Canadian dollar and the Mexican Peso. It possibly was the first time a leader of Mexico, Canada or the U.S. openly confirmed a plan to create a regional currency. Fox explained the current regional trade agreement is intended to evolve into other previously hidden aspects of integration.
  • Opposition in Mexico wants Fox's wealth investigated

    09/20/2007 5:13:17 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 176+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 20, 2007 | Houston Chronicle Mexico City Bureau
    MEXICO CITY — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, whose election seven years ago ended decades of corrupt, one-party rule, is learning that this democracy thing has a downside. Opposition legislators called Thursday for a congressional investigation into the sources of Fox's apparent wealth. The legislators joined a growing media and political uproar about the finances of Fox's and Marta Sahagun, the former spokeswoman who became his second wife. Compared with the lucre of other past presidents, Fox's purse may seem downright plebeian. But in today's Mexico, where political opponents publicly pummel and the press feels free to allege with abandon,...
  • Former Mexico pres. calls Bush 'cockiest guy I've ever met'

    09/17/2007 9:50:50 AM PDT · by AuntB · 129 replies · 215+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept. 17, 2007 | CNN
    The two leaders shared a border for six years, but former Mexico President Vicente Fox gives a tough assessment on President Bush in a new book out next month, according to U.S. News and World Report. In "Revolution of Hope," set to hit book stores October 4, Fox calls Bush "the cockiest guy I have ever met in my life," and is sharply critical of the president's Iraq policy and his immigration stance, according to the magazine. Though he describes warm relations with Bush, Fox in the book also calls the president's Spanish skills "grade-school" level and says, "I can't...
  • A North American road to nowhere

    08/21/2007 4:59:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies · 1,740+ views
    Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | August 21, 2007 | Gloria Galloway
    OTTAWA — It's a threat that has left-wing Canadian nationalists and right-wing U.S. congressmen in rare and dismayed agreement: a freeway, four football fields wide, stretching from Mexico to northern Manitoba. Groups on both sides of the political spectrum say the corridor - dubbed the NAFTA superhighway - is a primary goal of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America established two years ago by the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico. At separate press conferences in Ottawa yesterday, the road was held out as an example of the potentially repugnant effects of the trilateral partnership....
  • NAFTA Superhighway Has Giuliani As Key Player (RON PAUL opposed!)

    07/24/2007 3:59:53 AM PDT · by OrthodoxPresbyterian · 35 replies · 1,003+ views
    HULIQ.com ^ | 6-26-2007 | Diane M. Grassi
    NAFTA Superhighway Has Giuliani As Key Player Submitted by admin on Tue, 2007-06-26 20:28.A NAFTA superhighway extends North through Texas into Oklahoma and Colorado, and it's a four lane huge superhighway.On March 23, 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin and former Mexican President, Vicente Fox, authorized the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), now under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Most Americans have little to no knowledge of this seemingly innocuous sounding unofficial treaty and therefore believe there is little reason to be alarmed.However, what could be misinterpreted as legislation which has...
  • Ex-President Fox of Mexico has no plan to fade from view

    06/02/2007 10:38:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 603+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/2/07 | S. Lynne Walker - CNS
    SAN CRISTOBAL, Mexico – Vicente Fox, the Coca-Cola executive who made history in 2000 when he won the Mexican presidency, is taking on a new challenge: remaking himself. As Fox puts the finishing touches on his memoirs and oversees construction of Mexico's first presidential library, he is shaping a new role for himself in a country that expects its former presidents to vanish from public life. He talks about riding his “horse of democracy” through South America to promote freedom. He daydreams about loading his family in an RV this summer and vacationing in California. He travels to Canada with...
  • Fox signs book deal to publish memoir (Vicente working on "Revolution of Hope")

    02/28/2007 4:52:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 276+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/28/07 | Traci Carl - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is writing a memoir that will detail his ups and down with world leaders around the globe, from Cuba's Fidel Castro to President Bush, Viking announced Wednesday. Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, will publish "Revolution of Hope" in October. The book will be co-written by Fox and his close friend, public relations consultant Rob Allyn, who spent much of December and January working with Fox at his ranch in central Mexico. "The president's goal is to share his views about issues like immigration, the war in Iraq, globalism, free trade...
  • Vicente Fox speaking in L.A. on Jan. 29; best question to ask?

    01/07/2007 12:59:09 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 29 replies · 1,181+ views
    On Monday January 29, Vicente Fox will be giving a speech at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. As near as I can figure out, the lowest price to attend is $50. What I'd like to suggest is putting our heads together and thinking up the most damning question possible, in case there's a Q&A session. It has to be a short question that Fox would have difficulty weasling out of. It can't just be an open-ended question, it has to be specific. Then, some brave, self-selected person (other than me) can go there and try to ask the...
  • Mexico leader has brief fainting spell (last day in office Nov. 30th)

    11/26/2006 7:26:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 469+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/26/06 | AP
    MEXICO CITY - Outgoing President Vicente Fox suffered a brief fainting spell on Sunday during an outing with legislators at his ranch, the president's office said. Fox's office said in a statement the leader "suffered a slight fainting spell due to overexposure to the sun." It was unclear if he actually lost consciousness or simply felt faint. Local media reported that Fox either walked or was helped into a nearby building to get out of the sun. After a medical examination, Fox rejoined the group at the ranch, located in the north-central state of Guanajuato. Fox's last day in office...
  • "I talk nonsense" quote gives Mexico's Fox red face

    11/10/2006 6:12:36 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 600+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10 Nov 2006 | Staff
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Vicente Fox, who is prone to verbal mishaps, put his foot in it again by admitting he talks nonsense, in an off-the-record comment splashed on front pages and played on television news. Fox, who ended 71 years of one-party rule at elections in 2000, leaves office on December 1 and his government has been plagued with political upheaval as it stutters toward the finishing line. "I can talk freely. Now I can say any nonsense. It really doesn't matter, I'm on my way out," Fox told the Spanish news agency EFE in an informal...
  • Fox comment underscores views of many [Imagine being born in the United States — oof!]

    11/02/2006 9:45:14 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 38 replies · 1,578+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 11/02/2006 | Dane Schiller
    MEXICO CITY — When President Vicente Fox said Mexicans should be glad they weren't born in the United States, it was a reminder of an ugly little truth. Aside from the U.S. economy, many Mexican citizens — especially those still living in Mexico — don't care much for the United States. "We are already a step ahead, having been born in Mexico. Imagine being born in the United States — oof!" Fox said Tuesday with a chuckle, according to the Associated Press, after a remark that Mexicans should be thankful for their heritage. The comment, made at a public event...
  • Illegal aliens and the secret monster highway (barking moonbat alert)

    10/09/2006 11:43:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies · 1,813+ views
    Renew America ^ | October 9, 2006 | Wes Vernon
    Here's what the denizens of the political class are doing right now: Standing at the front door, they're saying, "Look here! See this new border security bill we just passed. You can see we're on the job protecting the borders night and day!" At the same time, sneaking through the back door is a quiet but well-greased effort to build a monster highway that is part and parcel of a plan to wipe out the borders altogether. And by the way, that border bill does create a fence — maybe, somehow, sort of — it all depends on how the...
  • Cheeky Like A Fox

    09/26/2006 10:46:48 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 693+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 26 Sept 2006 | Staff
    The Border: It takes a lot of nerve for a chief of state to criticize another nation's crime rate. It takes even more nerve to ship one's own criminals there and then complain about the crime rate. Two weeks ago, when U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza warned tactfully about an explosion of crime on the Mexican border and urged U.S. citizens to be cautious there, he was only doing his job. But it didn't take long for Mexican President Vicente Fox and Foreign Minister Ernesto Derbez to jump all over the U.S., piously claiming that crime at the border...
  • Mexican leader knocks U.S. crime rates - Chutzpah or stupidity?

    09/24/2006 2:38:28 PM PDT · by JingoJim · 24 replies · 719+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Sat Sep 23, 2:17 AM ET | By MARIANA MONTEMAYOR, Associated Press Writer
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Mexican President Vicente Fox said Friday that violence was a problem on both sides of the border and that U.S. officials need to work on their own rising crime rates. U.S. officials have criticized the high murder and kidnapping rates in Mexican border cities and the danger they pose to Americans. The U.S. ambassador recently advised U.S. citizens to exercise extreme caution when traveling in Mexico.
  • Mexican leader knocks U.S. crime rates (Fox, "violence a problem on both sides of the border")

    09/23/2006 1:31:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 515+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/23/06 | Mariana Montemayor - ap
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Mexican President Vicente Fox said Friday that violence was a problem on both sides of the border and that U.S. officials need to work on their own rising crime rates. U.S. officials have criticized the high murder and kidnapping rates in Mexican border cities and the danger they pose to Americans. The U.S. ambassador recently advised U.S. citizens to exercise extreme caution when traveling in Mexico. "There is work to be done on both sides. As we've always said, it's a shared responsibility," Fox said while traveling in Puerto Penasco, a tourist destination in the northern...
  • Protests force Mexico's Fox to change Independence Day ceremony (Backs Down in Face of Mexican Left)

    09/14/2006 2:21:02 PM PDT · by StJacques · 39 replies · 1,052+ views
    Reuters AlertNet ^ | September 14, 2006 | Reuters
    MEXICO CITY, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Leftist protests forced Mexican President Vicente Fox to abandon plans to lead a traditional ceremony in the capital on Friday, the eve of independence day, the Interior Minister said. Fox, targeted by leftists angry at what they say was fraud at July's presidential election, will instead hold the highly-symbolic cry of independence in the central town of Dolores Hidalgo, minister Carlos Abascal told reporters on Thursday. The ceremony, known as "el grito", takes place every Sept. 15 in the central Zocalo square but leftists have vowed to demonstrate against conservative Fox in the plaza.
  • Leftist Protest Encampments Coming Down in Mexico City (Translation)

    09/13/2006 1:26:21 PM PDT · by StJacques · 21 replies · 826+ views
    eluniversal.com.mx ^ | September 13, 2006 | Alejandra Martinez ( translated by self )
    Protest Encampment on Reforma Avenue is Slowly Being Removed In the stretch which goes from the Petroleum Fountain to the Zocalo capital square few guards are observed, there are now practically no kitchens, storage and food distribution centers Alejandra Martinez El Universal Mexico City Wednesday 13 September 2006 The protest encampments of the For the Good of All coalition which are located about the Paseo de la Reforma are beginning to be removed through an ant-like process, which is to say, in a discrete and gradual way. This Wednesday they have now initiated the removal of gas tanks, sound...
  • Mexican Left Warns Army and Federal Police Regarding Independence Day Celebration (Translation)

    09/04/2006 3:50:34 PM PDT · by StJacques · 25 replies · 1,045+ views
    eluniversal.com.mx ^ | September 4, 2006 | Jorge Ramos ( translated by self )
    Fernandez Noroña: "We are arriving first at the Zocalo Capital Plaza" The PRD spokesman rejects that they can be evicted by federal forces, because "they will need some five policemen per protestor, because they will have to carry us away." "We are arriving first" at the Zocalo capital plaza of Mexico City, Gerardo Fernandez Noroña, spokesman of the PRD, maintained while arguing that they will celebrate the National Democratic Convention on this spot,1 independently of what the Mexican Army anticipates, which is that the 16th of September will be an Independence Day parade. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has summoned more...
  • Timeline of the Progress Toward a North American Union

    09/04/2006 11:23:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,688+ views
    Vive le Canada ^ | August 31, 2006 | Vive le Canada
    Canadian, U.S., and Mexican elites, including CEOS and politicians, have a plan to create common North American policies and further integrate our economies. This plan goes by various names and euphemisms, such as "deep integration", "NAFTA-plus", "harmonization", the "Big Idea", the "Grand Bargain", and the "North American Security and Prosperity Initiative". Regardless of which name your prefer, the end goal of all of these plans is to create a new political and economic entity named the North American Union (NAU) that would supercede the existing countries. Theoretically, it would be similar to and competetive with the European Union (EU). The...
  • Unfortunately, This Is What Leftists Do

    09/03/2006 4:27:14 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 242+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/03/06 | Purple Mountains
    Mexican leftists silence Fox YahooNews.com By Miguel Angel Gutierrez, Sat Sep 2, 12:38 AM ET “Mexican President Vicente Fox was forced to abandon his last state of the nation address to Congress on Friday after leftist lawmakers alleging election fraud seized the podium and refused to let him speak. Shortly before Fox was due to give his speech, dozens of legislators who support leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador marched up to the podium, some with banners calling the president a traitor to democracy.
  • Excerpts from Vicente Fox's Presidential Address Last Night (Translation)

    09/02/2006 1:55:31 PM PDT · by StJacques · 36 replies · 1,283+ views
    eluniversal.com.mx ^ | September 1, 2006 | Vicente Fox ( translated by self )
    Entire text of the message of President Fox to the nation Message of President Vicente Fox Quesada to the Nation on the occasion of his VI Government Report Mexican men and Mexican women: As President of the Republic, the Constitution obligates me to attend the Congress each year, to present before the Deputies and Senators, a report about the results of the management of the Federal Government. On this occasion, a group of legislators of the Party of the Democratic Revolution prevented the President of the Republic from being able to direct his message to the Congress and to the...
  • Mexico deputies stop Fox speech

    09/01/2006 8:22:41 PM PDT · by Flavius · 98 replies · 3,726+ views
    south asian media ^ | Saturday, September 02,2006 | south asian
    Left-wing deputies in Mexico have taken over the stage in Congress, forcing outgoing President Vicente Fox to abandon his final annual address. Before Mr Fox arrived, the legislators, who allege fraud in recent elections, marched onto the main podium where they shouted slogans and sang songs. Mr Fox will deliver his speech on television from his official residence. The deputies back Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who says fraud denied him victory in July presidential elections. Thousands of his supporters have also been protesting outside Congress. They have been engaged in a tense stand-off with hundreds of riot police, although the...
  • Mexican lawmakers take stage at Congress

    09/01/2006 5:25:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,727+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/06 | Julie Watson - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Dozens of opposition lawmakers took control of the stage at the Mexican Congress Friday minutes before President Vicente Fox was scheduled to deliver his last state-of-the-nation address. The lawmakers held placards calling the Mexican leader a traitor to democracy and refused to leave until authorities removed police barricades that had been set up in advance of Fox's annual speech. The lawmakers ignored demands that they return to their seats, shouting "Vote by Vote" — a rallying cry for leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's bid for a full recount in the July 2 election. Thousands of...
  • UPDATE 1-Mexico leftists to disrupt Fox speech in election fight

    09/01/2006 12:09:23 PM PDT · by Dane · 7 replies · 461+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2006 | Catherine Bremer
    MEXICO CITY, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Mexican riot police sealed off Congress on Friday to protect President Vicente Fox from protests during his final state of the nation speech from leftists claiming fraud in last month's election. Police deployed 6,000 officers equipped with water cannons and blocked nearby streets and metro stations with metal barricades to discourage protesters from massing. Fox, who steps down in December, was to deliver his annual state of the nation speech on Friday evening. Aides said he would not back down to leftist who aimed to disrupt him "He will give a speech to the...
  • Guest Workers Aren't Cheap; They're Expensive {Phyllis Schlafly Breaks with GWB}

    07/26/2006 1:54:51 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 47 replies · 1,129+ views
    Phyllis Schlafly Newsletter ^ | 07-26-06 | Schlafly, Phyllis
    Guest Workers Aren't Cheap; They're Expensive President Bush entered the White House in 2001 hoping he would be known in history books as the education president who improved public school standards with "No child left behind." It now looks like his legacy will really be "No illegal alien left behind." As President Bush's poll numbers drop even among his base, the question most frequently asked by angry Republicans is, why, oh why, is Bush so stubbornly rejecting the advice of his supporters even though that advice is consistent with the thunderous message from public opinion surveys? The reliable Rasmussen survey,...
  • INVOICE TO VICENTE FOX FOR COST OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

    07/10/2006 11:04:34 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies · 1,036+ views
    DFU | 7-10-06 | Doug from Upland
  • Andrés Manuel López Obrador's Speech at the PRD Demonstration Today (Translation)

    07/08/2006 10:42:41 PM PDT · by StJacques · 54 replies · 1,395+ views
    eluniversal.com.mx ^ | July 8, 2006 | eluniversal.com.mx ( translated by self )
    The presidential candidate of the For the Good of All coalition calls for a national march for democracy which as of this Wednesday July 12 will depart all of the electoral districts of the country to concentrate in the Zócalo capital plaza1 on Sunday the 16th; to hold President Fox and the IFE2 responsible for having converted the elections into a simulation. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, presidential candidate of the For the Good of All coalition, called for a national march for democracy to depart all the electoral districts of the country Wednesday July 12, in delivering a message to...
  • US divided by superhighway plan

    06/16/2006 10:20:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 202 replies · 3,759+ views
    Scotsman ^ | June 16, 2006 | Craig Howie
    A MASSIVE road four football fields wide and running from Mexico to Canada through the heartland of the United States is being proposed amid controversy over security and the damage to the environment. The "nation's most modern roadway", proposed between Laredo in Texas and Duluth, Minnesota, along Interstate 35, would allow the US to bypass the west coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to import goods from China and the Far East into the heart of middle America via Mexico, saving both cost and time. However, critics argue that the ten-lane road would lay a swathe of concrete...
  • U.S. trip leaves (Vicente) Fox feeling good

    06/10/2006 10:40:34 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 34 replies · 989+ views
    Dallas Morning News via San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Jun. 10, 2006 | LENNOX SAMUELS
    MEXICO CITY - With Mexicans going to the polls July 2 to choose a new president, President Vicente Fox soon will be a lame duck. As his six-year term draws to a close, Fox has necessarily had to cede much of the spotlight to the leading presidential candidates, Felipe Calderon of the president's National Action Party, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Party of the Democratic Revolution and Roberto Madrazo of the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party. Nevertheless, a recent poll shows that Fox the may leave office Dec.1 as one of the most popular Mexican presidents in recent history,...
  • Mexico is changing attitude toward issues of migration

    06/02/2006 10:13:32 AM PDT · by RS · 71 replies · 1,328+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 6/2/06 | S. Lynne Walker and Sandra Dibble
    ~snip~ With roughly one in 10 Mexicans now living in the United States, President Vicente Fox acknowledges that his country must do more to keep people from looking north for employment. “We want to make it clear to the United States that we have obligations in Mexico. The obligation is to generate jobs. The obligation is to ensure opportunities for our people,” Fox said. ~snip~ Fox's statements signal a change in Mexico's attitude about the immigration problem, political analysts said.
  • Not Everyone Happy with Mexican President's US Visit

    05/30/2006 5:03:44 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 6 replies · 645+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 5/30/2006 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    Mexico's President Vicente Fox extended his gratitude to, and praise for, the US Senate for passing an immigration bill he termed "a monumental step forward". The bill, if made law, would provide more than 12 million of illegal aliens with a path to eventual citizenship. However, it must be reconciled with a tougher bill passed in the House of Representatives. Mr Fox, following a four-day trip to the US, said this was "a moment that millions of families have been hoping for". Mr Fox said in an address to the California legislature in Sacramento late on Thursday: "This is the...
  • Boycott of Fox a protest

    05/29/2006 6:36:39 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies · 615+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Sunday, May 28, 2006 | Ray Haynes
    Boycott of Fox a protest By: RAY HAYNES - Commentary The president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, spoke to the California Legislature on Thursday; this while the U.S. Senate was voting on an immigration bill. I chose not to go to the Fox speech. Since many people may misconstrue what occurred, I believe a statement explaining my actions is needed. I have been in the Legislature for some time, and I have seen many heads of state pass through. The American republic and its operations are fascinating to these foreign politicians, and addressing the California Legislature is often a high point...
  • Why I Boycotted President Fox(At least one person in Sacramento has some stones!)

    05/28/2006 5:18:51 PM PDT · by kellynla · 79 replies · 1,101+ views
    California Chronicle ^ | May 26, 2006 | Assemblyman Ray Haynes
    The President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, spoke to the California State Legislature on Thursday; this while the U.S. Senate was voting on an immigration bill. I chose not to go to the Fox speech. Since many people may misconstrue what occurred, I believe a statement explaining my actions is needed. I have been in the Legislature for some time, and I have seen many heads of state pass through. The American Republic and its operations are fascinating to these foreign politicians, and addressing the California Legislature is often a high point in many dignitaries' travels. Appropriate decorum dictates that we...
  • Fox credits paisanoson immigration reform

    05/27/2006 10:16:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 612+ views
    OC Register ^ | 5/27/06 | Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
    SACRAMENTO – Mexican President Vicente Fox today lauded President Bush and U.S. senators for passing a comprehensive immigration bill that offers employment and citizenship opportunities, but said most of the credit should go to Mexican immigrants. "Nobody deserved more credit than the ... paisanos here," he said, using the Spanish colloquial word for "countrymen" during a speech to the California Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "They have fought for it." He offered his "most caring salute to all Mexicans here in the United States," whom he praised for their work ethic and loyalty not only to...