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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Relations warm as U.S. envoy weds Mexico heiress

By Alistair Bell

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Mexico has married the country's richest woman in a union between a Texas Republican and the well-connected heiress to the Corona beer fortune that may help to improve strained diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Ambassador Tony Garza, a friend of U.S. President George W. Bush, and Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala were married at a quiet service in a Catholic chapel near Mexico City on Saturday.

But just as he was brewing up a romance with Mexico's most eligible divorcee, Garza, 45, was upsetting his host government. In January he wrote a frank letter to Mexican leaders complaining about the level of drug-related violence in cities on the border with the United States.

An angry President Vicente Fox termed Garza's missive, and a State Department travel advisory the same week, as interference in Mexico's internal affairs.


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