CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2005 |
Leonardo Rodriguez Alcaine, 86, the leader of Mexico's largest and most politically influential labor organization, died Saturday at a hospital in Mexico City of a heart illness, union officials said. Rodriguez Alcaine served as secretary-general of the Mexican Workers' Confederation since the death in 1997 of Fidel Vazquez, who had dominated Mexico's union movement since the late 1930s.
March 17, 2002 |
We're all trying to get our lives back to normal six months after Sept. 11. Maybe that explains why President Bush is focusing on the region of the world he knows best--Latin America--even as the war in Afghanistan winds down, another war in the Middle East rages on and policymakers in Washington debate the possibility of a new war against Iraq. Normally, Latin Americans applaud whenever a U.S.
December 13, 2001 |
An alleged white supremacist was convicted Wednesday of trying to kill two Mexican laborers in an attack that inflamed racial tensions in several Long Island communities. Ryan Wagner, 20, was found guilty of two counts each of attempted murder and assault. He faces up to 50 years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 9. "Ryan, I love you!" his sobbing mother, Arlene, shouted as her son was led from the courtroom. Several jurors cried as the verdict was read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2001 |
The towns of Jackson and San Simeon appear to have little in common: One is a ski town where the average home is $1.25 million; the other is a village in central Mexico where indoor plumbing is a luxury. But their economies have been linked, some say inextricably, since residents of San Simeon and neighboring Hueyotlipan began coming to Jackson about 10 years ago to fill the surfeit of hotel and restaurant jobs.
September 5, 2001 |
Msgr. John Brenkle opened the door at the rectory here one recent morning to pick up the newspaper and almost tripped over a man sleeping on the doorstep with the welcome mat pulled over his shoulders for warmth. Brenkle suggested that the Mexican farmhand go around to the back of the church where the others were sleeping. Maybe you can find a blanket, the priest said. This time of year the grapes hang heavy in Napa Valley, and the Mexicans come to pick them.
August 17, 2001 |
A man accused in an incident allegedly fueled by ethnic hatred was found guilty Thursday of attempted murder for severely beating two Mexican day laborers. Wearing a suit, an American flag tie and a long-sleeved shirt that covered his many skinhead and swastika tattoos, Christopher Slavin, 29, was convicted on two counts each of attempted murder and assault. Slavin showed no emotion as the verdict was read. A second suspect, Robert Wagner, 19, will be tried later on the same charges.