April 20, 1997 |
Sharing a 2,000-mile border, it is only natural that the United States and Mexico also should share sporting rivalries. In soccer, that rivalry is in its 63rd year and has always been more than a little one-sided. Until 1990, and the rise of the current generation of American players, Mexico dominated. Now, although the United States has not moved ahead of Mexico, it at least has pulled somewhat even. And that has had the following impact: * U.S.
December 6, 1997 |
On a historic day of confetti and speeches, leftist icon Cuauhtemoc Cardenas was sworn in Friday as Mexico City's mayor, assuming the most powerful job ever held by an opposition figure in this nation's modern political system. Because of the importance of the teeming capital--the center of Mexico's political, economic and cultural life--Cardenas' rule is anticipated as a key test of whether the left will be able to govern the country.
July 23, 1996 |
It was a typical Saturday afternoon on the corner of Chalco and Garay in Mexico City's poorest district--until the ground opened up and swallowed Pati Ortiz. Ortiz was sitting at Hortencia Gener's quesadilla stand when they heard the earth crack. Gener felt Ortiz grab at her skirt. She heard her scream. And then, Ortiz was gone--sucked into a 20-foot-deep hole that ruptured without warning in the concrete patio where she sat.
May 3, 1991 |
Mexico is expected to receive $306 million in World Bank financing during the next four years to fight pollution, two-thirds of it in an unprecedented loan to combat smog from car and truck fumes. "Because vehicles are the major source of pollution in Mexico City, we are becoming involved for the first time in a transportation-related program," said Carl-Heinz Mumme, the World Bank senior economist in charge of the project.
June 10, 1996 |
An army general has taken charge of law enforcement in the Mexican capital, promising to use force only as a last resort to arrest soaring crime rates, public insecurity and police corruption in one of the largest cities on the globe. As he assumed Mexico City's top police job over the weekend, Gen. Enrique Tomas Salgado indicated that he will appoint military officers to key public security posts to professionalize Mexico City's police ranks.
April 9, 1995 |
If people have been telling you that Xochimilco, the floating gardens on the south side of Mexico City, are too seedy to warrant a trip, don't believe them. I'd heard the same thing for years--all from people who hadn't actually been there. Bad word-of-mouth on the place. But no longer accurate. Xochimilco (so-chee-MEAL-co) has recently been renovated to quintessential Mexican splendor and Mexicophiles will feel like they've died and gone to heaven.