July 5, 1994 |
A strong earthquake rocked southern areas, killing at least two people, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., estimated the magnitude of the quake at 6.0. The quake was centered about 325 miles southeast of Mexico City, off the Pacific coast of Oaxaca state, the center said. It was felt strongly in the state capital of Oaxaca, a colonial town popular with tourists.
December 11, 2002 |
After a fierce campaign by artists and local protesters against McDonald's, Oaxaca's City Council turned down the fast-food company's request to open a restaurant in the colonial city's main plaza. "A McDonald's already exists in a modern shopping center, where it doesn't interfere with the cultural identity of the city," a city spokesman said. "They can open another restaurant in another street."
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June 3, 2004 |
Fernando Oaxaca, an entrepreneur who made inroads for Latinos in politics and business, wrote a well-regarded column on current affairs and helped found the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, died of cancer Friday at UCLA Medical Center. He was 76. Oaxaca helped launch the assembly in the late 1960s to foster Republican principles among Latinos. A former Democrat, he joined the Ford administration in 1975 as associate director of the Office of Management and Budget.
November 26, 1989 |
Grand Circle Travel has added a new Live Abroad vacation in Oaxaca to go with a similar long-term stay in Guadalajara and its two-week "Three Faces of Mexico" tour. Like all Grand Circle offerings worldwide, it's for the age 55-plus traveler. Offered through April, 1990, the Live Abroad two-week stay in Oaxaca costs from $800 to $940 per person, double occupancy, depending on the season and choice of accommodations.
June 23, 2002 |
Savor the vibrant flavors of Oaxaca during a seven-night tour to Mexico's sixth annual Food of the Gods Festival, beginning Oct. 5. Known for its diverse dishes, the state of Oaxaca is fast becoming southern Mexico's food capital. Its cuisine has become a popular topic for American TV cooking shows, magazines and cookbooks. The tour, operated by Travel 360, will introduce visitors to the markets and restaurants of the region.
October 30, 2006 |
Thousands of federal riot police using tear gas and water cannons battled demonstrators in this once-picturesque state capital Sunday, prompting striking teachers and leftist groups to abandon the central square they had held for five months. After hours of smoky clashes in the streets, the end of a political crisis that had left at least nine dead and tested President Vicente Fox came quietly.
September 15, 1991 |
On the gentle evening in June when my husband and I arrived in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca, we headed straight for the town's zocalo , or central plaza. Everyone was there. Women were selling gardenias and men were grilling corn, and although the square was packed with people, the sounds were the muted ones of children chasing balloons and adults out for an evening of gossip.
November 3, 2006 |
Federal police surrounded a university packed with leftist protesters here Thursday, clearing barricades and firing tear gas as the activists showered them with gasoline bombs. At least 20 protesters, 10 officers and three news photographers were injured. About 200 police officers in body armor and carrying riot shields advanced to the gates of Benito Juarez Autonomous University and fought the protesters for more than six hours before retreating.
October 12, 2006 |
Masked protesters hijacked buses and forced government workers from offices Wednesday, despite a tentative agreement this week to curb their actions while a federal Senate commission studies whether Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz has lost control. The group of about 100 demonstrators was shot at as it roamed Oaxaca city, the capital, in the hijacked public buses, and protest leaders said one demonstrator was wounded.
May 17, 1998 |
Street lamps spread their light over the cobblestones as the sun sank into the Sierra Madre. It was our first evening in Oaxaca, and our family was headed for the Zocalo, the central plaza. Sweethearts strolled arm-in-arm down the avenue, the picture of contentment, but I was anxious. We'd been in Oaxaca just three hours, and I worried about whether my husband and daughter would like it. In the weeks leading up to our trip last August, it had been the subject of much debate.