Part three of three. The third part of a three-part year-in-review program, hosted by Javier Alatorre, covering the main national and international events of 1997, with a particular focus on events from September to December. Alatorre opens the program. RenŽ Solorio summarizes crime reports that state that between January and November 1997, around 1,555,000 police operations were carried out in different neighborhoods, making 114,335 arrests by September. He also cites General Enrique Salgado Cordero, secretary of public safety, who claims that special police operations are the only solution to the increasing crime problem in the city. Alatorre narrates a summary of events during the month of September, including the following: crimes in Colony Doctores and Colony Buenos Aires, in Mexico City; the execution of five Mexicans in the U.S.; the second parliamentary crisis in Mexico; changes in government positions within the PRI; the death of Mother Theresa of Calcutta; an earthquake in Italy; and a stadium collapse in Paraguay that left thirty-three dead. Ana Mar’a Lomel’ presents a segment on Hong Kong's return to China. Footage shows Prince Charles and the British troops leaving on a boat, while Chinese troops entered the city as the people celebrated. Next, the program covers news in politics and government in Mexico in 1997. Gerardo Segura summarizes the activities of President Ernesto Zedillo, who was elected in 1996, and details improvements in the country that can be traced to his efforts, particularly in the economy. For example, Zedillo introduced Pronalfide, the National Program to Finance Development, attempting to meet the job needs of the people. Francisco Trejo covers politics focusing on the attempts made by the opposition parties PRD and PAN to form a coalition in 1997 to gain strength against PRI and the problems between them that prevented full cooperation. In France, Princess Diana died in a car accident with Dodi al Fayed, after being followed by reporters in a tunnel. Rosa Mar’a Prado details the story of Diana Spencer, who had become a symbol in Great Britain and around the world. Alatorre narrates a summary of events during the month of October, including the following: Hurricane Paulina sweep Acapulco and other areas of Guajaca; Jorge Lanquenao escaped from prison, but was soon captured; Pablo Chapa was extradited to Mexico for trial; reporters were banned from parliament; municipal elections took place in Tabasco, with the victory of the PRI, as well as in Veracruz, but the party lost in other states; a ring of fake valet parking attendants who stole cars at the Fine Arts Palace was uncovered; actor Luis Aguilar died; the world stock market felt a blow; elections in Colombia were dominated by opposition to the presence of the guerrillas; a young politician was murdered in Spain by the terrorist group ETA, leading to millions of people to protest on the streets; a nineteen-year-old British nanny was sentenced to life in prison after causing the death of the baby she was caring for -- later the sentence was lifted and a new trial scheduled. Lorena PŽrez J‡come then reports on the popular vote for the best female Mexican actress: in third place was Thal’a, in second place Lucero, and in first place AngŽlica Arag—n; Arag—n's career as an actress is detailed. Reporter Ernesto Madrid reports on the story of the involvement of police in the disappearance and murder of six men in Colonia Buenos Aires in Mexico City. Their bodies were found, and witnesses linked them to the Jaguares group, a group that included policemen who disappeared shortly after this attack. Close to twenty-five members of the public security sector were arrested in relation to this crime. Reporter Diana Monta–o then reports on the musical events which took place in 1997, focusing particularly on Alejandro Fern‡ndez, Thal’a, Fay, Luis Miguel, Mohemic, Control Machete, Julio y Enrique Iglesias, Monica Naranjo, Marta S‡nchez, the Spice Girls, Celine Dion, and Hanson. TV Azteca announced its plans to participate in high definition television service. Alatorre narrates a summary of events during the month of November, including the following: a protest in Mexico City against violence; a clash between the military and police; filmed footage showing thieves sharing the money from their latest theft with policemen; the sale of drugs at the UNAM (Autonomous National University of Mexico); three bodies found in toxic containers; Jorge Languerao being sent to the Topochico jail in Monterrey and Pauline Casta–—n being sentenced to thirty years in prison for perjury; the story of 200 employees of the train system who interrupted a session in parliament as a protest; a Mexican nun who was beatified; and the possibility of war with Iraq due to their unwillingness to allow weapons inspections. Ana Winocur reports with footage from India at the funeral of Mother Theresa of Calcutta, where people of all religions joined to honor her. Mar’a Elena Mart’nez de la Vega covers the dispute in parliament about reducing the VAT from 15% to 12%, a question which is not yet decided. Roberto Mor‡n reports on the problem of the devaluated peso; stock market crisis in Hong Kong initially affected the Mexican market, but it soon recovered since it was not an internal problem. Lorena PŽrez J‡come reports on the popular vote for the best male Mexican actor: in third place was Fernando Gangerotti, in second Rogelio Guerra, and in first Ari Telch: Telch's career as an actor is detailed. Pepe Abrego reports on actress and singer Lucha Villa who fell into a coma after a liposuction procedure but emerged less than a month later. Amada Casta–—n reports on the advances in cloning, which have raised serious ethical and moral issues around the world. UNESCO condemned human cloning worldwide, and a clip of Bill Clinton, who is also opposed to the practice, is shown. Jorge Zarza reports on the significant PRD victory in Mexico City -- the election of CuauhtŽmoc C‡rdenas as governor. Another report by Jorge Zarza presents the story of a massacre in Chiapas, where forty-six people were killed. Around forty people were arrested in relation to this crime, some with links to the PRI and the Cardinist group. Alatorre narrates a summary of events during the month of December, including the following: the massacre in Chiapas; C‡rdenas as governor of Mexico City; members of parliament accept the budget presented by C‡rdenas; the VAT discussions; Guillermo Ortiz's transfer from the Department of Taxation to the Bank of Mexico; Pablo Chapa's release from prison and his barring from public office for fifteen years; in Mexico City, a law went into effect that would give drivers who talk on mobile phones or drive without a seatbelt a fine; Pope John Paul II announced he will visit Mexico in 1998; and Carlos Flores was elected president of Honduras. This program ends with a series of comic situations showing bloopers by reporters from Azteca TV and the Peluches puppet characters giving mock newscasts. A montage of images from the year and the song "Mi Dios y Mi Cruz" ("My god and my cross") by Donato and Estelano concludes the program. Includes commercials.

(This program is in Spanish.)

The acquisition and cataloging of this program was made possible by TV Azteca, 2002.


  • NETWORK: TV Azteca (Mexico)
  • DATE: 1997 6:57 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:71620
  • GENRE: News
  • SUBJECT HEADING: International Collection - Spanish - Zone 3 - Mexico
  • SERIES RUN: TV Azteca 13 (Mexico) - TV, 1997
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  • Javier Alatorre … Host
  • Pedro Abregon … Reporter
  • Amada Castanon … Reporter
  • Ana Maria Lomeli … Reporter
  • Ernesto Madrid … Reporter
  • Martinez de la Vega, Maria Elena … Reporter
  • Diana Montano … Reporter
  • Roberto Moran … Reporter
  • Perez Jacome, Lorena … Reporter
  • Rosa Maria Prado … Reporter
  • Gerardo Segura … Reporter
  • Rene Solorio … Reporter
  • Francisco Trejo … Reporter
  • Ana Winocur … Reporter
  • Jorge Zarza … Reporter
  • Luis Aguilar
  • al Fayed, Dodi
  • Angelica Aragon
  • Cuauhtemoc Cardenas
  • Pauline Castanon
  • Celine Dion
  • Pablo Chapa
  • Charles, Prince of Wales
  • Bill Clinton
  • Control Machete
  • Diana, Princess of Wales (See also: Spencer, Diana)
  • Fay
  • Alejandro Fernandez
  • Carlos Flores
  • Fernando Gangerotti
  • Rogelio Guerra
  • Hanson
  • Julio Iglesias
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • John Paul II, Pope (Karol Wojtyla)
  • Jorge Languerao
  • Lucero
  • Luis Miguel
  • Mohemic
  • Mother Theresa of Calcutta
  • Monica Naranjo
  • Guillermo Ortiz
  • Salgado Cordero, Enrique
  • Marta S‡nchez
  • Spice Girls
  • Ari Telch
  • Thalia
  • Lucha Villa
  • Ernesto Zedillo