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Congress Seeks Investigation of Disappearance Of Island In Gulf Of Mexico More Than A Decade Ago


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Congress Seeks Investigation of Disappearance Of Island In Gulf Of Mexico More Than A Decade Ago

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dc.contributor.author SourceMex
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-10T15:58:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-10T15:58:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11554
dc.description.abstract The 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Yucatan en_US
dc.subject 2000 agreement en_US
dc.subject US en_US
dc.subject territorial en_US
dc.subject limits en_US
dc.subject Ernesto Zedillo en_US
dc.subject Bill Clinton en_US
dc.subject boundaries en_US
dc.subject drilling en_US
dc.subject rights en_US
dc.subject crude en_US
dc.subject oil en_US
dc.subject Isla Bermeja en_US
dc.subject Yucatan en_US
dc.subject Campeche en_US
dc.subject Partido Accion Nacional en_US
dc.subject PAN en_US
dc.subject Donut en_US
dc.subject Hole en_US
dc.subject commitee en_US
dc.subject Felipe Calderon en_US
dc.subject Jose Angel Conchello en_US
dc.subject secret plan en_US
dc.subject exploration en_US
dc.subject companies en_US
dc.subject Reading and Bates Corp. en_US
dc.subject investigation en_US
dc.subject efecto popote en_US
dc.subject drinking straw effect en_US
dc.subject hydrogen en_US
dc.subject bomb en_US
dc.title Congress Seeks Investigation of Disappearance Of Island In Gulf Of Mexico More Than A Decade Ago en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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