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U.S. & Mexico Reach Agreement on Disputed Territory in Gulf Of Mexico


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U.S. & Mexico Reach Agreement on Disputed Territory in Gulf Of Mexico

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dc.contributor.author SourceMex
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-17T23:36:21Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-17T23:36:21Z
dc.date.issued 2000-06-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11367
dc.description.abstract After 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject negotiations en_US
dc.subject government en_US
dc.subject doughnut hole en_US
dc.subject deep en_US
dc.subject water en_US
dc.subject reserves en_US
dc.subject crude en_US
dc.subject oil en_US
dc.subject natural en_US
dc.subject gas en_US
dc.subject 1998 Treaty en_US
dc.subject accord en_US
dc.subject Partido Accion Nacional en_US
dc.subject PAN en_US
dc.subject Partido de la Revolucion Democratica en_US
dc.subject PRD en_US
dc.subject pact en_US
dc.subject exploration en_US
dc.subject drilling en_US
dc.subject resources en_US
dc.subject hydrocarbon en_US
dc.subject PEMEX en_US
dc.title U.S. & Mexico Reach Agreement on Disputed Territory in Gulf Of Mexico en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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