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Whereas in a recent incident, a United States citizen injured

in an automobile accident in Mexico was not transferred to a United States hospital for 18 hours, even after medical personnel in Mexico recommended his immediate transfer to the United States for emergency treatment, until the family posted the bond set by Mexican authorities: Now, therefore, be it

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Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate

2 concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that, in order

3 to protect the safety and well-being of United States citi

4 zens travelling in Mexico, the President should begin nego

5 tiations with the Government of Mexico to establish a hu

6 manitarian exemption to Mexican bond requirements, in

7 order to ensure that United States citizens injured in Mex8 ico can be immediately transferred to United States facili

19 ties for adequate medical treatment, if necessary.

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(Showing H. Con. Rea 232 As Reported by the Subcommittee

on the Western Hemisphere on June 14, 2000)

106TH CONGRESS

18T SESSION

H. CON. RES. 232

Expressing the sense of Congress concerning the safety and well-being of

United States citizens injured while travelling in Mexico.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOVEMBER 17, 1999
Mr. HUNTER (for himsell, Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. PACKARD, and Mr.

CUNNINGHAM) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was
referred to the Committee on International Relations

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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of Congress concerning the safety and

well-being of United States citizens injured while travelling in Mexico.

Whereas hundreds of United States citizens travel by auto

mobile to Mexico every day;

June 27, 2000 (1:10 PM

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Whereas United States automobile insurance in not valid in

Mexico and travellers may purchase additional insurance.

to cover potential liability or injury while in Mexico; Whereas in cases where additional insurance is not purchased

and a United States citizen is involved in an automobile
accident, the American will be subject to a bond require
ment before being permitted to return to the United

States; and
Whereas in a recent incident, a United States citizen injured

in an automobile accident in Mexico was not transferred
to a United States hospital for 18 hours, even after med-
ical personnel in Mexico recommended his immediate
transfer to the United States for emergency treatment,
until the family posted the bond set by Mexican authori-

ties: Now, therefore, be it 1 Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate 2 concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that, in order 3 to protect the safety and well-being of United States citi4 zens travelling in Mexico, the President should continue 5 to negotiate with the Government of Mexico to establish 6 procedures, including a humanitarian exemption to Mexi7 can bond requirements, to ensure the expedited return of 8 United States citizens injured in Mexico to the United

9 States for medical treatment, if necessary.

HCON 29 IB June 27, 2000 11:10 PM

106TII CONGRESS

21 SESSION

H. RES. 531

Condemning the 1994 attack on the AMLA Jewishi Community Center in

Buenos Aires, Argentina, urging the Argentine Government to punish those responsible, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JUNE 23, 2000 Vs. ROS-LENTINEX (for herself, Mr. Lavtos, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr.

WEXLER, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. ROTHMAX, and Mr. MENENDEZ) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to thic Committee on International Relationis

RESOLUTION

Condemning the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish Commu

nity Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, urging the Argentine Government to punish those responsible, and for

other purposes. Whereas on July 18, 1994, 86 innocent human beings were

killed and 300 were wounded when the AMLA Jewish Community Center was bombed in Buenos Aires, Argen

tina; Whereas the United States welcomes Argentine President

Fernando de la Rua's political will to pursue the investigation of the bombing of the AMLA Jewish Community Center to its ultimate conclusion;

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Whereas circumstantial evidence attributes the attack to the

terrorist group Hezbollah, based in Lebanon and spon

sored by Iran; Whereas evidence indicates that this bombing could not have

been carried out without local assistance from elements of the Argentine security forces some of which are reported to be sympathetic to anti-Semitic positions and to have participated in the desecration of Jewish cemeteries

in recent years; Whereas additional evidence indicates that the tri-border area

where Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil meet and which is known to be rife with terrorist activity as well as drug and arms smuggling was used to channel resources for

the purpose of carrying out the bombing attack; Whereas the 6 years since the bombing have been marked by

efforts to minimize the involvement of these Argentine se

curity elements; Whereas Argentine officials have acknowledged that there

was negligence in the initial phases of the investigation and that the institutional and political conditions must be created to advance the investigation of this terrorist attack;

Whereas failure to duly punish the culprits of this act serves

merely to reward these terrorists and help spread the scourge of terrorism throughout the Western Hemi

sphere; Whereas the democratic leaders of the Western Hemisphere

issued mandates at the 1994 and 1998 Summits of the Americas that they condemn terrorism in all its forms and that they will, using all legal means, combat terrorist acts anywhere in the Americas with unity and vigor;

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