February 14, 2005 |
A judge hearing child abuse and neglect cases in Tennessee has given an unusual instruction to some immigrant mothers who have come before him: Learn English, or else. Most recently, it was an 18-year-old woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, who had been reported to the Department of Children's Services for failing to immunize her toddler and show up for appointments.
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.
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July 26, 1994 |
Federal investigators are combing the Oxnard area looking for the third of three brothers wanted in connection with the killing of seven people in Mexico three years ago, the U.S. Marshal's Service in Los Angeles said Monday. Marshals already have two of the men in custody on warrants issued in Oaxaca, Mexico, last Thursday. "Three provisional arrest warrants were issued July 21 on behalf of Mexico," said supervising Deputy Marshal Tom Figmik.
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.
October 13, 1991
Regarding "The Frida Kahlo Sweepstakes Winner Is . . ." (Film Clips, Sept. 29).: I was angered and saddened by producer Eduardo Russoff's statement that "it's not essential that a Mexican woman be cast in the lead because Frida was German-Jewish." This is incorrect. Her paternal grandparents were Hungarian Jews who migrated to Germany, where her father Wilhelm (Guillermo) was born. Her maternal grandparents were Spanish and Indian. Her mother, Matilde Calderon y Gonzalez, was born in Oaxaca, Mexico.