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CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jul 01, 2000
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(Studio: Brian Nelson) Report introduced.

(Mexico City: Harris Whitbeck) Tomorrow's presidential vote in Mexico featured; details given of concerns about a fair election. [Former US president Jimmy CARTER - says the ruling PRI party has created the impression that the party and the government are the same.] Current President Ernesto Zedillo's legacy of the democratization of Mexico noted.

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Interview held with former United States ambassador to Mexico James Jones about the elections. [JONES - explains why the elections are important for Mexico and for the United States because Mexico is its second largest trading partner; says the transformation started in 1994 with the first honest election; outlines Zedillo's legacy; predicts that the election will be close, but there will not be violence on the part of the loser.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Coming interview with former Secretary of State James Baker, who is leading the United States observer delegation in Mexico City, announced.

Nelson, Brian;
Whitbeck, Harris

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