June 17, 2001 |
A very long and bitter scientific feud over one of the world's most important food crops, ordinary corn, has finally been resolved, scientists reported. Now they know, approximately, where corn came from. Recent discoveries based on gene-reading technology have finally ended this often rancorous conflict. The verdict: Corn's direct ancestor is a weedy type of grass called teosinte, which can still be found growing wild in Mexico.
June 18, 2006
JENNA DOSCH went on a photography class trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, in March and came back with this piece for her portfolio. Returning one afternoon from a nearby monastery, she was serenaded by the man with the guitar on the bus and took his picture with a Nikon D2X. "I like this one because it brought me back there," said Dosch, who just graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. "I can hear the guy playing the music."
May 15, 1993 |
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.
August 10, 2005 |
The bodies of 80 dead turtles washed ashore in Oaxaca, Mexico, last weekend, victims of poachers who eviscerated the animals at sea for their eggs, the Mexican environmental and natural resources ministry said. The bodies of the turtles, some measuring 3 feet long, were found on Escobilla beach, the most important nesting ground for olive ridleys, one of seven species of marine turtles that nest on Mexican beaches.
November 28, 2004
I was disturbed by "To Market, to Market in Oaxaca" [Nov. 14]. It was a primer in bad planning and having a poor disposition for traveling. Oaxaca, Mexico, is one of the most magical places I have visited, a beautiful colonial city with great historical and archeological sites. The Juarez Market, which writer Kevin Brass refers to as "Wal-Mart," is a treasure chest of food, crafts and everyday necessities. Each time I go there I am lost in the sights, sounds and aromas. He seemed to miss all this.
October 15, 1998 |
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed farm workers who live in shanties provided or maintained by growers to sue their employers for injuries caused by unsafe housing conditions. Over the dissents of Justices Marvin Baxter and Janice Rogers Brown, the court denied review of a lower-court ruling in July that reinstated a damage suit against a San Diego County grower over a fire that killed one farm worker and injured another.
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March 10, 1992
A 56-year-old woman whose Vista apartment was raided by sheriff's deputies who were looking for a previous tenant has filed a claim against San Diego County. Glafira L. Gutierrez, a native of Oaxaca, Mexico, has asked for more than $10,000 in damages after deputies obtained a search warrant and raided her home Sept. 12 while looking for a drug suspect who no longer lived there. The suspect had moved out before Gutierrez moved into the apartment with her husband and three of her 10 children.
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November 30, 1986
Mr. Vince Janikas' Nov. 23 article, "The Faceless Wetback Is a Real Person," describing his friendship with an illegal alien from Oaxaca, Mexico, is a warm, insightful and well-written commentary on the true motivation that compels many Mexicans to leave their families, friends, country and culture: survival. The devaluation of the peso, the world oil glut, the country's debt to the International Monetary Fund and the astronomical yearly increase in inflation have made it more and more difficult for all Mexicans to feed, clothe and educate themselves.