August 17, 2008 |
"The most interesting part about [El Morro] is the signatures of all the people going through there," reader Laura LaCour-Johnson, a native of Albuquerque, write in her nominating letter. "The best time to go is just before winter, when it's chilly but you can still go up. If it has just snowed, it's really, really nice. " THE SETTING El Morro National Monument , a much-carved bluff in the high desert of western New Mexico. THE VIBE Anasazi, with one layer of Spanish colonialism and another of American Manifest Destiny, all seen through the lens of National Park Service stewardship.
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April 13, 2008 |
In Mexico, the story of the country's black population has been largely ignored in favor of an ideology that declares that all Mexicans are "mixed race." But it's the mixture of indigenous and European heritage that most Mexicans embrace; the African legacy is overlooked.
December 28, 2001 |
When Mexico's secretive counterinsurgency squad came looking for her in this industrial city two hours' drive from the U.S. border, Violeta Tecla Parra was already hardened by detention and savvy to their ways. So, as she opened her apartment door that day in April 1978, Violeta pulled out a pistol and opened fire, striking one agent in his flak jacket before she was bearhugged to the ground. And that, as far as the official record goes, was the last anyone heard of her.
November 28, 2001 |
Fulfilling a key campaign pledge, Mexican President Vicente Fox said Tuesday that his government will prosecute and punish officials who are found responsible for killing hundreds of leftists in the 1970s and '80s. Speaking in the courtyard of a former jail once filled with political prisoners, Fox also said that security files from that era will be opened, allowing public scrutiny for the first time of human rights abuses during the government's "dirty war" against leftist insurgents.
May 5, 2000 |
Authorities transferred a 41-year-old Encino parole violator to Men's Central Jail early Thursday, a day after he was shot trying to escape arrest by police officers. The man, identified as Vanulis Garafolo, remained in the jail's hospital ward pending recovery from gunshot wounds to his upper torso, LAPD Sgt. Greg Renner said. "He'll be downtown for a while," Renner said. "His injuries are not life-threatening." Police said that when officers arrived Wednesday afternoon to serve an arrest warrant over a parole violation--the nature of which they would not specify--two women and another man inside the house surrendered but Garafolo fled through a rear door into a backyard trailer.
April 30, 2000 |
The Mexican hacienda, conceived in the 16th century and condemned in the early 20th, is making a comeback. But this time, instead of crops to reap or minerals to mine, it has rooms to rent. In one such room last month, I dozed off to the sound of crickets and frogs, and woke on a massive bed beneath a slowly circling fan under a 25-foot-high ceiling of rough beams, within four very old, very thick walls.