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US-Mexico Relations / Reagan Visit / Economy Conds. #560684

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 12, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado and President Reagan reported meeting in Mazatlan, Mexico. Ldrs. noted planning to discuss drug enforcement, trade and Mexican debt. Report introduced.

(Mexico City, Mexico: Robin Lloyd) Poverty featured in town (named) in Mexico. [Maria RODRIGUEZ - (thru translator) says has had enough.] Rodriguez noted blaming government for high food prices. Luis Fuentes shows pictures of son since he moved to United States for work. Mexico's economy crisis discussed; scenes shown. [Pol. scientist Jorge CASTANEDA - comments on Mexican political system.] De la Madrid and successor Carlos Salinas de Gotari shown. Salinas shown being greeted by angry mobs. Opposition cands. noted being seriously considered. [Opposition candidate Manuel CLOUTHIER - comments on chances.] Mexican debt. crisis discussed. Spending cuts noted becoming campaign issue. Leftist cands. quoted. Future of Mexican political situation noted uncertain.

Brokaw, Tom;
Lloyd, Robin

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