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dc.date.accessioned2010-11-10T15:58:53Z
dc.date.available2010-11-10T15:58:53Z
dc.date.issued2008-11-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/11554
dc.description.abstractThe mysterious disappearance of a small island off the coast of Yucatan more than a decade ago is being linked to a 2000 agreement negotiated between the US and Mexico that redefined the territorial limits in the Gulf of Mexico. The pact negotiated by former Presidents Ernesto Zedillo and Bill Clinton established boundaries in previously undefined areas in order to determine drilling rights for crude oil. Some Mexican legislators contend that the Mexican government ceded a large part of its territorial rights to the US during the negotiations. A key to determine Mexico's boundary was the tiny Isla Bermeja, which had been 160 km off the coast of Yucatan and Campeche states but was no longer visible when the negotiations were concluded in 2000. Island was key to territorial accord with US Six senators from the governing Partido Accion Nacional (PAN) raised the question about Isla Bermeja on the floor of the Senate in early November, citing "plentiful suspicions" that the island may have been caused to vanish on purpose. The senators said the island disappeared "mysteriously" some time before the Zedillo and Clinton governments began negotiations on an agreement on the disputed area. Under the agreement, the US and Mexican governments divided a zone spanning 17,790 sq km in the Gulf of Mexico known as the Donut Hole.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectYucatanen_US
dc.subject2000 agreementen_US
dc.subjectUSen_US
dc.subjectterritorialen_US
dc.subjectlimitsen_US
dc.subjectErnesto Zedilloen_US
dc.subjectBill Clintonen_US
dc.subjectboundariesen_US
dc.subjectdrillingen_US
dc.subjectrightsen_US
dc.subjectcrudeen_US
dc.subjectoilen_US
dc.subjectIsla Bermejaen_US
dc.subjectYucatanen_US
dc.subjectCampecheen_US
dc.subjectPartido Accion Nacionalen_US
dc.subjectPANen_US
dc.subjectDonuten_US
dc.subjectHoleen_US
dc.subjectcommiteeen_US
dc.subjectFelipe Calderonen_US
dc.subjectJose Angel Conchelloen_US
dc.subjectsecret planen_US
dc.subjectexplorationen_US
dc.subjectcompaniesen_US
dc.subjectReading and Bates Corp.en_US
dc.subjectinvestigationen_US
dc.subjectefecto popoteen_US
dc.subjectdrinking straw effecten_US
dc.subjecthydrogenen_US
dc.subjectbomben_US
dc.titleCongress Seeks Investigation of Disappearance Of Island In Gulf Of Mexico More Than A Decade Agoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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