October 26, 2008
David Gilbert snapped this shot of a vendor near a small lagoon in Manzanillo, Mexico, during a February 2007 trip with his wife, Stephanie. During the getaway, in celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Huntington Beach couple took a panga from the Wyndham Grand Bay to Tenacatita and did the jungle river cruise. "It was fantastic," David says. He took the colorful shot on the beach afterward, with a Panasonic Lumix.
February 9, 1990 |
The sloop Cheval finished in record time to claim line honors in the 1,100-mile San Diego to Manzanillo, Mexico, yacht race, the San Diego Yacht Club said today. H. J. Ward of the California Yacht Club in Long Beach steered Cheval over the finish line off Mexico at 8:55 p.m. Thursday. The elapsed time of 5 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 43 seconds trimmed more than 16 hours off the elapsed-time record set by Sorcery in 1986. Grand Illusion of the King Harbor Yacht Club finished second at 9:05 p.
October 30, 1985 |
The United States and Nicaragua met for their first formal talks in several months Tuesday but achieved no progress, officials said. U.S. special envoy Harry W. Shlaudeman and Nicaraguan Ambassador Carlos Tunnermann met for half an hour at the State Department and "basically repeated the existing positions of the two governments," a U.S. official said.
February 15, 1986 |
Sorcery, the 82-foot Mull-designed "maxi yacht," drifted across the finish line at Manzanillo, Mexico, at 12:59:43 p.m. Friday to set an elapsed-time record in the 1,100-mile race from San Diego. Sorcery's elapsed time was 6 days 59 minutes 40 seconds, surpsassing the old record of 6 days 2 hours 16 minutes 40 seconds set by the 67-foot yacht Merlin in 1978. Pat Farrah's 62-foot sloop Ragtime finished at 1:47:37 p.m., also ahead of Merlin's old record.
May 26, 1994
Business opportunities and tourism growth in Latin America have inspired a hotel building boom. More than 100 major projects, many of them associated with major U.S. chains such as Clarion, Holiday Inns and Radisson, are expected to open in the next two years. About half the new properties are in Mexico and Venezuela. Here are the 13 most expensive projects, which have a combined value of $487 million. Hotel/City Price (in Opening Country Rooms millions) date Conrad Resort & Casino/ 300 $75.
March 5, 1985 |
A high-ranking Nicaraguan diplomat said Monday that the Sandinista government's offer to send 100 Cuban military advisers home was a step designed to "prove the Nicaraguan readiness" to support withdrawal of all foreign military advisers from Central America.