December 24, 2000 |
It was 11 o'clock at night. My husband, Paul, and I were walking off our supper along a dirt road in this farm town of 44,000 in the northern state of Chihuahua. There wasn't a car in sight. As we topped a small rise in the road, a large illuminated building loomed. A nightclub. When we stepped inside, we realized we were the only U.S. citizens. Someone asked what we were doing here. We replied that we liked to travel in Mexico, and that I often wrote stories about what we had seen.
April 6, 1997 |
We finished our margaritas and crossed under the stone archway to the dining room. Cristina, clad in a flowery dress, soon appeared with trays of sliced mango and pineapple. Then came stacks of steaming tortillas, which had left the griddle only moments before. Salad and steaks followed. Our small group of guests shared a wooden table decorated with embroidered place mats and dined from hand-painted stoneware. Kerosene table lamps provided the room's only illumination.
July 14, 1992 |
For only the second time in its 63-year rule, the Institutional Revolutionary Party conceded defeat in a gubernatorial election Monday, handing victory to the conservative National Action Party in the northern border state of Chihuahua. At the same time, the PRI, as the ruling party is universally called, claimed a sweeping victory over the left-of-center Democratic Revolutionary Party in a vote for governor of the central farming state of Michoacan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1999
Superior Industries, Van Nuys, said it has selected a site for a new aluminum wheel manufacturing facility near its existing plant in Chihuahua, Mexico. The plant is expected to open next year and cost $50 million. Superior supplies aluminum wheels and other aluminum parts to major automotive manufacturers.
March 23, 2005 |
A judge in Chihuahua, Mexico, sentenced the former manager of pop star Gloria Trevi to slightly less than eight years in prison for rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors, but would allow him to go free on time served after the manager paid reparations to his accuser and a nominal fine. Sergio Andrade has been behind bars for five years.
February 10, 1998
Superior Industries Inc. was awarded a contract from Volkswagen to supply aluminum wheels for the company's new VW Beetle. Superior will manufacture the wheels at its Chihuahua, Mexico, plant beginning in the middle of this year. Superior, which is based in Van Nuys, is a major supplier of aluminum wheels to the Big 3 auto makers, plus European and Japanese car makers, although this latest contract marks its first deal to supply aluminum wheels to Volkswagen.