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March 22, 2005 | GRAHAME L. JONES
For seven decades, the Mt. Everest for U.S. soccer, unscaled and unconquered, has been beating Mexico in Mexico. The U.S. national team's record south of the border is 0-21-1 in a series that dates to 1934. Pablo Mastroeni thinks the mountain is about to be climbed. The defensive midfielder, who captained the U.S.
December 22, 2009 | By Tracy Wilkinson
In a move that may put Mexico City at odds with the rest of the country, the local legislature approved a far-reaching gay rights bill Monday, voting to allow people of the same sex to marry and to adopt children. The leftist-dominated legislature of this massive city of about 20 million people turned aside opposition from the influential Roman Catholic Church and ended lively debate to approve the measure by a 39-20 vote. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard is expected to sign the bill into law. "Mexico City has put itself in the vanguard," said legislator Victor Hugo Romo.
June 19, 2013 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Miguel Angel Mancera, the former top prosecutor in Mexico's capital, rode his crime-fighting reputation to the mayor's office, promising voters a superior level of safety as the cornerstone of a revitalized metropolis. But six months into his term, Mancera, is fighting accusations that he has mishandled the highest-profile case of his mayoral career: the disappearances last month of 12 people from a bar in the heart of Mexico City. The case remains unsolved, and the criticism of Mancera, a potential presidential candidate for the left-wing Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, has been withering.
June 23, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Victor Hugo Romo marches past the walled mansions of Las Lomas, surrounded by an entourage. Staffers with clipboards and tablets. Skinny men with brooms and machetes. A handful of residents. More than a few cameras. "Tree trimmers!" he shouts. And the tree trimmers scurry to a droopy willow, chopping away at branches that threaten power lines. "Pot-hole patchers!" And their machine spits into a crater in the middle of the street. Romo is the new borough president in the wealthiest enclave of Mexico City, possibly of all Mexico.
April 18, 2013 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, an architect who changed the face of Mexico City by designing a number of landmark modernist structures, died on Tuesday, his 94th birthday. The cause was pneumonia, according to Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts. Ramirez Vazquez was known for stunningly original designs that blended a European modernist sensibility with pre-Columbia aesthetics. His most famous modernist buildings, all in Mexico City, include the Basilica of Guadalupe, one of the country's holiest shrines; the National Museum of Anthropology, distinguished by a vast, square concrete umbrella; and Azteca Stadium, open since the mid-1960s and home to Mexico's national soccer team.
February 26, 1996 | Reuters
Aftershocks from a strong earthquake off the Pacific coast shook Mexico City early Sunday, but there were no reports of injuries or damage, officials said. The strongest aftershock struck at 9:27 a.m. EST off the coast of Oaxaca and Guerrero states and had a magnitude of 5.2, the National Seismological Service said.
December 6, 1987 | United Press International
The government warned in a report published Saturday that Mexico City's traditional, nearby sources of water are being exhausted by the steadily increasing growth of the capital's population. Calling for efforts to conserve water throughout the city of 20 million, the report said that latest statistics show the rate of water consumption in Mexico City to be 9,620 gallons per second. The rate increases daily, the report said.
January 9, 1988 | Associated Press
The area around the Zocalo, a huge plaza in the heart of Mexico City, will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Feb. 15 to reduce air pollution, the government newspaper El Nacional said Friday. Since July 26, vehicles have been barred from the congested area on weekends in preparation for its conversion into a pedestrian-only zone.
May 15, 1993 | Associated Press
A strong tremor shook Mexico City at about 9:13 p.m. local time Friday, followed by a stronger aftershock a few minutes later. The quakes, estimated at magnitude 5, lasted about one minute each and shook buildings and knocked pictures off walls. Some traffic lights went out. But there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Bruce Presgrave, spokesman for the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo.
March 27, 2011 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
When the highway shootouts and roadblocks by gunmen in her hometown finally became too much, Karla Garza found sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places: the big, bad capital, Mexico City. Garza, a 21-year-old marketing student, switched campuses in December after her parents decided that even with its rampant robberies and kidnappings, Mexico City was safer than their home in Monterrey, a once-quiet northern city that for months has served as a battlefield for warring drug gangs. "Ten years ago, my parents never would have imagined sending me to live in [Mexico City]
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