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July 20, 1993 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ricardo Salinas was frustrated for years that he could not afford to advertise his Elektra electronics store chain on television, even though with 275 shops it is Mexico's largest. That's because Mexican media giant Televisa--whose four networks enjoy a near monopoly of the TV advertising market here--virtually demanded a full year's payment in advance, and he did not have that much money on hand.
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July 12, 1998 | Sergio Munoz, Sergio Munoz is an editorial writer for The Times
There is a new "tiger" in Mexico's broadcasting industry. His name is Ricardo Salinas Pliego and, as president, chairman and chief executive officer of TV Azteca, he has accomplished a feat few dared even try. Less than four years ago, he set out to challenge Televisa, the media empire built by the late broadcasting "tiger" Emilio Azcarraga Milmo.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1997 | JORGE G. CASTANEDA, Jorge G. Castaneda is a political scientist and writer in Mexico City. His latest book, a biography of Che Guevara, will be published this year
So, finally Carlos Salinas de Gortari has provided an explanation of why things went wrong in Mexico in 1994. The former president, who for five years won applause and fame all over the world for being the Latin leader Americans loved to like, has become the Mexican all his compatriots love to hate. After 16 months in self-imposed exile and disgrace, Salinas has decided to fight back and justify himself in a newspaper interview. He probably should have kept quiet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1997 | JORGE G. CASTANEDA, Jorge G. Castaneda is a political scientist and writer in Mexico City. His latest book, a biography of Che Guevara, will be published this year
So, finally Carlos Salinas de Gortari has provided an explanation of why things went wrong in Mexico in 1994. The former president, who for five years won applause and fame all over the world for being the Latin leader Americans loved to like, has become the Mexican all his compatriots love to hate. After 16 months in self-imposed exile and disgrace, Salinas has decided to fight back and justify himself in a newspaper interview. He probably should have kept quiet.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, Steve Weinstein is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
Resist Much, Obey Little. -- Walt Whitman Yeah, but Walt Whitman never had to do a sitcom in Hollywood . --Richard Montoya, of Culture Clash The plan sounded simple: Put three, hip Latino guys in a prime-time sitcom. Latinos who spoke fluent English without an accent and didn't conform to the stereotypes that many whites have of Latinos as being lazy, or drug dealers, or murderous gangbangers.
OPINION
July 12, 1998 | Sergio Munoz, Sergio Munoz is an editorial writer for The Times
There is a new "tiger" in Mexico's broadcasting industry. His name is Ricardo Salinas Pliego and, as president, chairman and chief executive officer of TV Azteca, he has accomplished a feat few dared even try. Less than four years ago, he set out to challenge Televisa, the media empire built by the late broadcasting "tiger" Emilio Azcarraga Milmo.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2011
Carlos Slim Helu Age: 71 Net worth: $74 billion Key businesses: Telmex (land lines), America Movil (wireless), Grupo Carso (Sanborns restaurants, Sears Mexico) Ricardo Salinas Pliego Age: 55 Net worth: $8.2 billion Key businesses: TV Azteca, Elektra (retail electronics), Iusacell (wireless) Emilio Azcarraga Jean Age: 43 Net worth: $2.3 billion Key business: Grupo Televisa Sources: Forbes, Times research
BUSINESS
November 18, 2008 | Associated Press
Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego has gained a 28% stake in Circuit City Stores Inc., which is under Bankruptcy Court protection. Salinas, who controls a chain of Latin American electronics stores and Mexico's No. 2 broadcaster, TV Azteca, owned 47.2 million shares of Circuit City as of Nov. 14, according to documents filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He bought 30.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1998 | Bloomberg News
TV Azteca, Mexico's second-largest broadcaster, said it will cut costs and trim salaries to weather an expected slowdown in economic growth and consumer spending. Azteca, controlled by entrepreneur Ricardo Salinas Pliego, will slash the salaries of senior management by 10%, cut sales and administration costs by 20% and extend credit terms from suppliers to bolster cash flow.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
Composer and lyricist Frank Loesser, creator of the Broadway smash "Guys and Dolls," has another premiere scheduled -- 35 years after his death. A musical called "Senor Discretion Himself," left unfinished when Loesser died in 1969, gets its premiere tonight at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. The script has been completed and updated by the Latino group Culture Clash. "Senor Discretion Himself" is set in a small Mexican town.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1993 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ricardo Salinas was frustrated for years that he could not afford to advertise his Elektra electronics store chain on television, even though with 275 shops it is Mexico's largest. That's because Mexican media giant Televisa--whose four networks enjoy a near monopoly of the TV advertising market here--virtually demanded a full year's payment in advance, and he did not have that much money on hand.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, Steve Weinstein is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
Resist Much, Obey Little. -- Walt Whitman Yeah, but Walt Whitman never had to do a sitcom in Hollywood . --Richard Montoya, of Culture Clash The plan sounded simple: Put three, hip Latino guys in a prime-time sitcom. Latinos who spoke fluent English without an accent and didn't conform to the stereotypes that many whites have of Latinos as being lazy, or drug dealers, or murderous gangbangers.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2006 | From Reuters
Mexican tycoon Ricardo Salinas has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle charges in the U.S. that he deceived investors in a deal related to his broadcasting company TV Azteca, a U.S. regulator said. In January 2005, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged TV Azteca, Salinas and executives Pedro Padilla Longoria and Luis Echarte of taking part in a scheme to conceal Salinas' role in a debt deal that made him $109 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1989
Huntington Park police were trying to determine whether gambling or drinking or both contributed to the murder of a 35-year-old Inglewood man who was fatally beaten with a tire iron or crowbar only a few hundred feet from the Huntington Park Casino. An undetermined amount of money was taken from the victim, Ricardo Salinas. Police booked one man for investigation of murder but were withholding his name because they were seeking to arrest others.
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