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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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1. MEXICAN AMBASSADOR..................................VO/SOT

2. SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION........................VO/SOT

3. GAY TEXT BOOK PROTEST...............................VO/SOT

4. TOBACCO MEMORIAL........................................VO/SOT

5. SESSION ENDS....................................................VO/SOT

1. MEXICAN AMBASSADOR VO/SOT

LIVE:

THE MEXICAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES SAYS HE SUPPORTS MEXICAN TRUCKS ENTERING THE UNITED STATES, THE DAY AFTER THE U-S SENATE VOTED TO CUT OFF FUNDS TO GIVE MEXICAN TRUCKS ACCESS TO AMERICAN HIGHWAYS. THE AMBASSADOR DISCUSSED TRADE AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS TODAY WITH THE CALIFORNIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

SUPER: TODAY/ CALIFORNIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:30)

THE U.S. TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS RUNNING A PILOT PROGRAM ALLOWING TRUCKS AND THEIR DRIVERS FROM 100 TRUCKING FIRMS ON EACH SIDE OF THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER TO DRIVE IN EITHER COUNTRY. THE PROGRAM IS PART OF NAFTA, THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. ON A 74-24 VOTE TUESDAY, SENATORS PROHIBITED THE U.S. TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT FROM FUNDING THE PILOT PROGRAM. AMBASSADOR ARTURO SARUKHAN SAYS OPPOSITION TO THE PILOT PROGRAM IS HARD TO UNDERSTAND. CURRENTLY, SHIPPING CONTAINERS ARE TRANSFERRED FROM TRUCKS ON ONE SIDE OF THE BORDER TO A SECOND SET OF TRUCKS FOR CUSTOMS INSPECTIONS, THEN TRANSFERRED TO TRUCKS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER.

SUPER: ARTURO SARUKHAN /MEXICO'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES

SOT: (0:36)

SAYS: "THIS LITTLE RIGMAROLE WHICH IS NOTHING BUT AN EXCUSE TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF CERTAIN GROUPS IN THIS COUNTRY, IS COSTING THE CONSUMER AND THE BUSINESSES, 80 DOLLARS PER TRUCK, I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE GOING, WELL, YOU NOW, 80 DOLLARS ISN'T THAT BAD. JUST MULTIPLY 80 DOLLARS TIMES 75,000 TRUCKS THAT CROSS THAT BORDER EVERY DAY, TIMES 365 DAYS IN A YEAR. THAT'S WHAT THE CONSUMER IS PAYING AT THE END OF THE DAY. THAT'S WHAT BUSINESSES ARE LOSING BECAUSE OF THIS RIGMAROLE THAT TRUCKS HAVE TO GO THROUGH

VO TAG:

AMBASSADOR SARUKHAN SAYS HE SUPPORTS EXPANDING NAFTA, WHICH HE HAS SAYS HAS TRIPLED TRADE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MEXICO IN THE PAST TEN YEARS, AND INCREASED THE SIZE OF MEXICO'S ECONOMIC MIDDLE CLASS. MEXICO IS CALIFORNIA'S TOP EXPORT MARKET.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE AMBASSADOR DENIED REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS, SO NO SPANISH SOUNDBITES ARE AVAILABLE.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ARTURO SARUKHAN / MEXICO'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES

SOT: (0:25)

SAYS: "AND IN MANY WAYS, EVEN THOUGH NAFTA HAS CERTAINLY NOT HAD THE FULL TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT THAT MANY POSITED THAT IT WOULD HAVE WHEN WE WERE LOBBYING IN FAVOR OF NAFTA BACK IN 1993, I THINK THE FACT THAT MEXICO HAS HAD THE ABILITY TO SUSTAIN MACRO ECONOMIC STABILITY AND FOR THE FIRST TIME RECREATE AN URBAN AND SUBURBAN MIDDLE CLASS, MIDDLE INCOME SECTOR, IS ONE OF THE LARGER SUCCESS TORIES OF NAFTA."

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