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Encyclopedia > Ernesto Ruffo Appel
Ernesto Ruffo Appel
Ernesto Ruffo Appel

Ernesto Ruffo Appel (June 25, 1952, San Diego, California, USA) is an American-born Mexican politician famous for being the first state-governor not belonging to the PRI party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional) in modern Mexico. Image File history File links http://fronteranorte. ... Image File history File links http://fronteranorte. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... City nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Government County San Diego Mayor vacant Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 372. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calender Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) held power in Mexico for more than 70 years. ...

His parents and grandparents are Mexican-born. Ruffo attended elementary school in the coastal town of Ensenada in the state of Baja California which borders California. He attended college at the Monterrey campus of the ITESM graduating with a bachelor's degree in business. He became a member of the National Action Party (PAN) in 1985 and was elected municipal president of the county of Ensenada (which includes the towns of Ensenada and San Felipe). In 1989 he was elected governor of the state of Baja California. In the year 2000, he supported the candidacy of Vicente Fox, current President of Mexico, and is now his Coordinator of Migration Affairs for the Northern Border. The port of Ensenada Ensenada is a city in the state of Baja California, Mexico. ... Baja California is the northernmost state of Mexico; it is mostly located on the northern half of the Baja California peninsula. ... This article is about the Mexican city; for other uses, see Monterrey (disambiguation). ... ITESM is the Intentamos Tener Estudiantes Super Mamones, located in Monterrey, Mexico, also known as the Tec de Monterrey, or simply el Tec. The name is translated into English as the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies. It is the most important business school in Latin America, and is... The National Action Party is the name of various political parties El Salvador - National Action Party (Partido Acción Nacional) Mexico - National Action Party (Partido Acción Nacional) See also: National Party, List of political parties. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, is located 120 miles south of the international border at Mexicali (connecting with Calexico, California, USA). ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Term of office: December 1, 2000 – present Preceded by: Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León Succeeded by: incumbent Date of birth: July 2, 1942 Place of birth: Mexico City Profession: Industrialist First Lady: Marta Sahagún Political Party: National Action Party Vicente Fox Quesada (born July 2, 1942) is the...

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San Diego Metropolitan - The Connection - November 2003 (920 words)
Ruffo was not expected to long put up with the high stakes power grabs so ingrained in those seeking power, and whose priorities are not the border region.
Ruffo refused to involve himself, nor allow others to involve him, in politics as usual when he served as mayor of Ensenada, governor of Baja California and during his tenure as border czar.
Ruffo’s language of choice is not politics, but one of “opportunity” and “economics.” His words speak about investment, employment and border environment, all of which are the major needs throughout Mexico, but particularly acute along the fast-growing Mexico-U.S. border.
Mexican Ruffo Appel Tells Snagged Invaders to "Try Again" -- March 8, 2001 (1113 words)
Ruffo came into office six years after the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and his vision of the border as a "region" rather than a dividing line is consistent with the long-term vision of that pact.
Although human-rights groups on both sides of the border have attacked the working conditions in maquiladoras, Ruffo said the only problem that draws his immediate attention is the practice of forcing female applicants to prove they are not pregnant before signing on.
Ruffo said he would mount a public relations campaign in bus stations and airports to warn migrants of the dangers of illegal border-crossing -- but with an eye toward improving migrants' crossing practices rather than dissuading them altogether.
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