September 4, 2001 |
The U.S. men's basketball team cruised to a 132-58 victory over Mexico Monday in the opening game of round-robin play in the Goodwill Games at Brisbane, Australia. Rashard Lewis led all scores with 21 points and Wally Szczerbiak added 20. The total points and the 74-point margin of victory were the largest in Goodwill Games history. After a close first quarter, the U.S. closed with a 6-0 run for a 31-22 lead, then routed Mexico in the second period for a 71-33 halftime lead.
August 24, 2001 |
Three young American girls and their Mexican mother were shot to death and dumped in a cornfield outside Mexico's western city of Guadalajara, officials said Thursday, and police said they were seeking the father for questioning. The bodies were found early Wednesday with gunshot wounds to the head and chest. The four had been returning from a trip to the beach. Authorities found dozens of 9-millimeter shell casings next to towels, empty soft drink bottles and pairs of sandals.
July 19, 2001 |
After 17 months in a Mexico City prison and two harrowing nights in a nearby immigration detention center, American cosmetologist Joseph Pantuso was given his freedom and permission to continue living in Mexico. Although immigration officials ruled that Pantuso, 59, can stay in the country, it is unclear whether he will be able to resume his chemical face-peeling business.
July 18, 2001 |
Just after Joseph Pantuso finally walked out of prison early Tuesday following an appeals court decision overturning his murder conviction, the former Californian was detained by Mexican immigration officials and moved to an even less pleasant cell. Pantuso, 59, is expected to be released from the immigration detention center today.
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July 15, 2001 |
Three Americans killed when a glass-bottom boat capsized off Cabo San Lucas were cruise-ship passengers who sailed to Mexico from Los Angeles, Carnival Cruise Lines said Saturday. Paulina Armijo, 54, of New Mexico, Elizabeth Steven, 64, of Alaska, and Dorothy Farnman, 32, whose home state was unknown, drowned Friday after the small boat capsized near the Stone Arch, a coastal landmark near the popular tourist spot in Baja California.
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July 9, 2001 |
For an evening, the "Tomato King" reigned. Andres Bermudez, the first U.S. citizen to win elected office in Mexico, took a weekend victory lap through Southern California to the thunderous applause of fellow natives of Mexico's central Zacatecas state. Bermudez, a Yolo County vegetable producer known as the "Tomato King," was elected mayor of Jerez, Zacatecas, on July 1, a victory that signals increasing flexibility in Mexico's political system.