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May 4, 2008 | Liesl Bradner
As A member of the performance group Culture Clash, Herbert Siguenza has been bringing his uncanny humor and political satire to the stage since 1984. Fresh off a monthlong run of its show, "Culture Clash in AmeriCCa" at South Coast Repertory, Siguenza is in production on "Private Eddie U.S.A.," a play he wrote examining the effect of the Iraq war during a funeral for a fallen soldier. It runs this weekend and next at Plaza de la Raza and May 23 and 24 at REDCAT.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1992 | DAVID WALSTED
HBO's adult sitcom "Dream On" has had numerous female guest stars to play opposite lead Brian Benben during its three-year run, but Salma Hayek is the prettiest and sexiest, so says Benben and his executive producer. Salma who? Salma Hayek, best known as the star of the enormously successful Mexican TV novela "Teresa" (seen on KMEX-TV Channel 34 at 2 p.m., Monday-Friday). She'll appear on Paul Rodriguez's Channel 34 late-night talk show tonight at 12:15 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1987 | VICTOR VALLE, Times Staff Writer
Univision, formerly the Spanish International Network (SIN), announced this week that it will launch the West Coast's first nationally broadcast Spanish-language weeknight news program on Jan. 19. The program will be produced here at the KMEX-TV Channel 34 studios. The 50-minute newscast, to be seen at 11 p.m., will be produced by Univision's recently formed sister company, ECO (Empresa de Comunicaciones Orbitales).
SPORTS
May 31, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Herzogenaurach, Germany -- Mexico trimmed its roster to the World Cup limit of 23 players Monday, cutting a top young player it may now lose for the future. Midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, a precocious 20-year-old who seemed assured of a place in South Africa before being slowed the last month by a torn muscle, was sent home after meeting with Coach Javier Aguirre and Nestor de la Torre, executive director of the Mexican soccer federation. "Jonathan … is a player with a great future," De la Torre said.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2003 | Cyntia Barrera Diaz, Reuters
Emilio Azcarraga Jean, the chief executive of Mexican media giant Grupo Televisa, said Monday he was considering applying for U.S. citizenship to expand the reach of his Spanish-language empire among U.S. Latinos. "If it would be in Televisa's best interest that I apply for double citizenship, then that's what I would do," Azcarraga said in an interview. "We are just studying it now. We are in talks, but no papers have been submitted yet." With a U.S.
SPORTS
November 7, 2008 | Kevin Baxter
Some key moments in the history of football in Mexico: * The largest crowd in NFL history is 112,376 -- and it came to Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for a 1994 exhibition between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers. * Although there's disagreement whether the teams were primarily composed of U.S. Navy sailors on shore leave or Mexican college students returning home from their U.S.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Grupo Televisa is getting into the wireless market. The world's largest Spanish-language broadcaster on Monday agreed to buy a 30% stake in the Mexican unit of mobile carrier NII Holdings Inc. for $1.44 billion in cash. Televisa said it would have the option to acquire an additional stake of 7.5%. The companies will be able to collaborate on telecommunications and entertainment services. Televisa is seeking a mobile-phone and wireless Internet service to add to the video, Web and home-phone plans it offers through three Mexican cable TV carriers.
SPORTS
August 7, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
The first thing you notice about Jorge Vergara are his socks. He's not wearing any. "One day when I was 11 or 12, I thought, 'Why do you wear socks?,' " he says. He couldn't come up with a suitable answer, so he hasn't worn them since. That kind of logic hasn't always played well in the button-down Mexican business world. But it's not the only sector of Mexican society the iconoclastic Vergara is shaking up.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2011 | Reed Johnson
A few years ago, Eugenio Derbez, Mexico's most popular comic actor, got some well-meaning advice from a Hollywood executive that still makes him smile. Derbez was playing a key secondary role in Patricia Riggen's "Under the Same Moon," a Fox Searchlight drama about a Mexican mother, played by Kate del Castillo, forced to leave her young son in her native village while she searches for work in Los Angeles. Derbez's otherwise serious character had a couple of lighthearted moments in the movie, and the studio honcho was impressed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The millions of Mayas that make their home today in the highlands of Guatemala constitute perhaps the most distinct and vibrant culture in Latin America today. Many of the Mayas continue to speak their own language, make and wear traditional clothing and take part in ceremonies and rituals that have roots in the days before the Spanish arrived. That culture is rapidly coming to an end, however, under an array of pressures from religious to political.
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