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Mexico / Elec. Aftermath #117715

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 30, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Mexico City, Mexico: Beth Nissen) Failure of Mexico to decide who won recent president elecs. featured; details given of unprecedented challenge to old authority; scenes shown of candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas continuing campaign [MEXICAN - (thru translator) says Cardenas won, but PRI does not want to leave power.] Stmt. by ruling party, PRI, that its cand., Carlos Salinas de Gortari, won. [CARDENAS - (thru translator) says anything can happen if people feel closed out.] [Pol. analyst Jorge CASTANEDA - discusses problems in ruling Mexico.] Econ. conds. in Mexico reviewed; scenes shown. [WORKER (ed.: identification as Institution Revolutionary party Carlos Salinas) - (thru translator) says we wanted to see if situation would be changed by changing politicians.] [Parent of 14 children, WOMAN - (thru translator) explains econ. problems.] [CASTANEDA - says standard of living has diminished.] Mexico's problem of repaying debt detailed. [SALINAS - (thru translator) offers debt plan.] [Econ. professor Francesco BAEZ - says Mexico may be less willing to pay its debt.] Future of US-Mexico relations analyzed. [CASTANEDA -comments on pols.]

Nissen, Beth;
Serafin, Barry

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