September 25, 2002 |
Actor Herbert Siguenza is leaning over a narrow counter in a backstage dressing room, coming face to face with himself in the mirror. The comedian is 43, balding, lumpy around the middle, and about to take on the role of a lifetime. This is opening night for "eforeCantinflas!"--a new play about the renowned Mexican funnyman written and performed by Siguenza, who is taking a leave from the Los Angeles-based, satirical comedy trio Culture Clash.
May 31, 1998 |
The most talked-about people in this California electoral season are not running for office, not even voting. They are standing off-stage. The rest of us know they are there. "They" are young, often immigrant, poor. They are everywhere in California--the future, el futuro. A few weeks ago, at a debate among the four leading candidates for governor, the questions were more interesting than the answers, which seemed canned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1985 |
The Mexican government Tuesday proposed a series of meetings with U.S. officials next month to negotiate a solution to the Tijuana-San Diego sewage problem, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City disclosed. Ambassador John Gavin called the proposal a positive reply to American concerns about the continuing flow of raw sewage across the border into San Diego, but he said the result must be "an adequate solution" leading to planning and design of a treatment plant soon after the final meeting.
October 8, 1989 |
"The Old Gringo" is a novel by Carlos Fuentes, a movie by Argentine director Luis Puenzo--starring Jane Fonda and Gregory Peck--and an occasion to dwell on the way Mexico tells its story to Americans. The film, which opened in the United States this past week, has already sparked a new and lively version of the age-old debate in Mexico about what is wrong with American, supposedly stereotypical portrayals of the nation and its people.
July 5, 1994 |
Nothing like a nice swim to cool down after a couple of hours of soccer practice. For Luis Garcia and Luis Salvador, that was the idea. The two forwards for the Mexican World Cup team were so hot after a recent workout in stifling northern New Jersey heat, they didn't even bother to put on bathing suits. They stripped off their shirts and jumped into the hotel pool in only their uniform shorts. It was relaxing, all right. Until they came up for air. Then they looked around and saw faces.
September 3, 1996 |
After a yearlong investigation, Mexican Treasury Department officials Monday charged boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, this nation's top sports idol, with committing more than $1 million in tax fraud. Chavez, a former world champion who also is much revered in the Latino community in Southern California, has called the probe a "public lynching" and a "conspiracy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2001 |
Like an exceptionally good godmother, Edelmira Arroyo Anderson religiously wired money to her godson in Mexico City. She sent an average of $150 per week for 15 months to the young man, who was selling cars in the Mexican capital. Anderson was generous to a fault. In fact, her giving went beyond charity. It was a crime.
February 19, 2003 |
Voters in a key central state have voted overwhelmingly in favor of capital punishment in a nonbinding referendum, reflecting the rising potency of the death penalty as a political issue in a country long opposed to it.
September 16, 1996 |
Ernesto Ibarra Santes began investigating the leaders of the so-called Tijuana drug cartel three years ago as a professional investigator's duty, his colleagues say. Then, when a close friend was gunned down in 1994 trying to arrest one of the notorious Arellano Felix brothers, he began to describe his work as an intensely personal mission, several who knew him said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2003 |
A former Roman Catholic priest described as one of the most wanted sex-crime fugitives in the Western Hemisphere fell to his death from the balcony of a Mazatlan hotel as Mexican officials closed in to arrest him, authorities said Monday. Siegfried F.