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dc.contributor.authorSourceMex
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-17T23:36:21Z
dc.date.available2010-10-17T23:36:21Z
dc.date.issued2000-06-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/11367
dc.description.abstractAfter two years of difficult negotiations, the US and Mexican governments agreed to divide a disputed 17,790-sq km zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The area, known as the Western Gap or doughnut hole, is thought to hold some deep-water reserves of crude oil and natural gas, although the amounts are uncertain. Mexico and the US began discussions on the topic in April 1998, after the US Senate ratified a 1998 treaty that recognized the territorial limit of the disputed area . The new agreement, announced in Washington by Foreign Relations Secretary Rosario Green and Energy Secretary Luis Tellez, gives Mexico control of 62% of the disputed area. The division was determined by measuring distances from each country's coast, giving Mexico 10,600 sq km and the US 6,594 sq km. The accord, which will become formal at a signing ceremony scheduled for June 9, must still be ratified by the Mexican and US Senates.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectnegotiationsen_US
dc.subjectgovernmenten_US
dc.subjectdoughnut holeen_US
dc.subjectdeepen_US
dc.subjectwateren_US
dc.subjectreservesen_US
dc.subjectcrudeen_US
dc.subjectoilen_US
dc.subjectnaturalen_US
dc.subjectgasen_US
dc.subject1998 Treatyen_US
dc.subjectaccorden_US
dc.subjectPartido Accion Nacionalen_US
dc.subjectPANen_US
dc.subjectPartido de la Revolucion Democraticaen_US
dc.subjectPRDen_US
dc.subjectpacten_US
dc.subjectexplorationen_US
dc.subjectdrillingen_US
dc.subjectresourcesen_US
dc.subjecthydrocarbonen_US
dc.subjectPEMEXen_US
dc.titleU.S. & Mexico Reach Agreement on Disputed Territory in Gulf Of Mexicoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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