Amex Chief To Mexico?

James R. Jones, a former U.S. Representative from Oklahoma and current president of the American Stock Exchange Inc., has the inside track to be named ambassador to Mexico, sources say. Jones is a pro-business Democrat who favors the North American Free Trade Agreement. His nomination would be intended to soothe Mexican jitters about Clinton's commitment to the treaty. A spokesman for Jones said "discussions have taken place" concerning the appointment.

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