August 13, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - Here they were again, marching through the dark and the rain - the preppies from private universities, the hipsters in fat-lace skater sneakers, the young intellectuals with faces framed in wispy Che Guevara beards, the regular kids with backpacks and smartphones. They pooled by the thousands on Avenida Chapultepec in front of the headquarters ofMexico'smost powerful broadcaster, brandishing signs and banners, trailed by an opportunistic band of hot dog and taco vendors.
March 29, 2013 |
Soraya Jimenez, who won the 58-kilogram weightlifting competition at the 2000 Sydney Games to become Mexico's first female Olympic champion, died of a heart attack Thursday at her home in Mexico City. She was 35. Jimenez, who retired after numerous injuries and surgeries to her left knee. She was described in a statement by the Mexico Olympic Committee as one of her country's "most beloved athletes. " She won her gold medal with a lift of 497 pounds. Following her retirement from competition before the 2004 Athens Games, Jimenez became a broadcaster for Televisa, the largest Spanish-language media company in the world and parent of Univision in the U.S. Jimenez had been accused of doping in 2002 but was exonerated of the charges.
January 26, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- Carlos Slim's telecommunications empire, Telmex, is poised to get a new shot at realizing its long-held goal of entering Mexico's television market after a regulatory board this week approved rules that may allow the world's richest man to launch a for-pay TV channel. Mexico's television market is almost completely dominated by the duopoly of media giant Televisa and TV Azteca, which together control about 95% of what viewers see and hear on the country's airwaves.
December 15, 1991
It was refreshing to read the bold piece about Emilio Azcarraga and Televisa ("El Tigre," by Marjorie Miller and Juanita Darling, Nov. 10). During the early 1980s, I worked as co-executive producer and director of operations for a Televisa subsidiary, International Videofilms. The Televisa powers arrogantly and blindly, without adequate market research, decided to spend several millions of dollars to dub into English a half-dozen of their long-running Spanish language soaps. The project was a total failure.
November 26, 2010 |
If it were a soap opera (and it sure feels like one), Saturday's big event would be the pull-out-the-stops season finale. The script calls for wedding bells. After months of buildup, the man who could be Mexico's next president, Enrique Pena Nieto, is to marry a real-life soap opera star, Angelica Rivera, in a ceremony some hype-mongers here have dared dub "the wedding of the century. " Chatter over the nuptials is all over Mexican magazines, Twitter and Facebook, where the handsome couple posted a Brady Bunch-style photo of themselves and the six children they will soon blend into a family.
August 3, 1998 |
In what would be a crucial victory ahead of the 2000 presidential elections, the opposition National Action Party, or PAN, captured the governor's seat in the central state of Aguascalientes, according to television exit polls. The ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, however, said its own polls showed it was hanging on to Aguascalientes by 4 percentage points.