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September 23, 2008

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330 0495 (cell)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vicente Fox News Conference

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold a news conference for Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, at at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the UT Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall (the north side of the Cowan Center).

President Fox also will be featured in a student Q&A 5 - 5:30 p.m. following the press conference in the Braithwaite Recital Hall.

He will be the featured speaker of the Drs. Lawrence L. Anderson and Svetislava J. Vukelja Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) will introduce Fox at the lecture. Zaffirini serves as chair of the Senate Higher Education Subcommittee, vice chair of the Senate Finance Committee and the newly-created chair of Finance Higher Education Subcommittee.

Tickets are still available at the box office. Area public, private and college/university students can receive a complimentary ticket by contacting the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office.

Representing the National Action Party, Fox was elected the 62nd president of Mexico in July 2000 and served until 2006. The presidential election in 2000 was the first time in 70 years that the Revolutionary Institutional Party candidate was defeated, and it was the first presidential election since the end of the Mexican Revolution to be generally considered competitive and fair.

President Fox was one of the few presidents of Mexico to avoid a major economic upheaval during his term in office. He left his successor without any currency devaluation or other financial trouble. According to Banco de Mexico, inflation rates during Fox’s term went from 11 percent in January 2000 to 4.05 percent at the end of his term.

For more information, contact Beverley Golden, 903.566.7303/903.330.0495 or Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.


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