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November 16, 1995 | JONATHAN GOLD
In East Los Angeles, there may be as many places to eat seafood as there are fast-food chains: fancy places that specialize in big-bucks lobster parilladas and converted burger shacks that serve octopus cocktails; places with octopus ceviche and others with Baja-style fish tacos; representatives of the coastal states Colima, Nayarit, Sinaloa, even Ensenada.
June 6, 2003 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Monterrey and Veracruz have the upper hand going into Saturday's decisive second-leg games in the Mexican league championship semifinals. Two goals by Guillermo Franco, both on headers off corner kicks, and one each by Jesus Arellano and Omar Avilan earned Monterrey an impressive 4-1 victory Wednesday over Universidad de Nuevo Leon in the first game of the series in front of 43,000 at Monterrey. Brazilian striker Kleber scored the opening goal for UNL, but Monterrey then took charge.
When Hernan Cortes first landed in Mexico in 1519, he brought with him an African slave he'd bought in Cuba. Thousands more would follow in the coming centuries, forever changing the face, the rhythms and the flavor of Mexico. Mexico is commonly thought of as the meeting place of the Spanish and native Mexican worlds. But in the Caribbean states--and particularly in Veracruz, where the conquest of Mexico began--the African slaves and their descendants have played a significant role.
January 12, 2006 | Grahame L. Jones
Mexican teams Veracruz and Monterrey qualified for Sunday's Interliga finals by defeating Morelia and tying Pachuca, respectively, in a Wednesday night doubleheader at the Home Depot Center. They will be joined in the final four by Chivas de Guadalajara and the UANL Tigres, who advanced Tuesday night.
June 28, 1987 | DICK TURPIN, Times Real Estate Editor
The 24th annual "Best in the West" home-building and design competition was dominated once again by Southern California builders and architects who snared 19 grand awards, including two coveted "Home of the Year" prizes.
September 3, 1989 | From Reuters
Rival Mexican political parties predicted big wins in today's legislative elections in the southern state of Veracruz following weeks of post-election unrest in two other Mexican states. Both the center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) claim firm support in the 40-seat legislative election in Veracruz, traditionally a PRI stronghold.
October 14, 1988 | Associated Press
A gun-wielding man complaining of mistreatment by Mexican authorities stormed into the U.S. Consulate here on Thursday and took the consul hostage, officials said. U.S. Embassy spokesman William Graves said Edwin Culp "is being held by a Mexican national. We have notified Mexican authorities, and they have been in touch with the individual who is in Mr. Culp's office." Culp is not a Foreign Service officer but a civilian consular agent serving as consul, Graves said.
December 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
About 1,500 workers in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz struggled to clean oil and oil-soaked sand and vegetation after 5,000 barrels of crude leaked into a river leading into the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico's state-owned oil monopoly, Petroleos Mexicanos, known as Pemex, said that by Friday, workers had recovered about half the oil that spilled after an explosion at a pumping station near Santiago Tuxtla, southeast of Mexico City. Five people were hurt in the blast.
September 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Two candidates were in a close race for the governor's seat in Veracruz, preliminary returns showed early today. A loss would be a blow to the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which has held the state since the party's creation in 1929. With 56% of the votes counted, the PRI's Fidel Herrera, a 55-year-old lawyer and senator, had 33.
Alberto Limon Padilla started with a shabby clapboard store in a working-class neighborhood. He went on to build Tijuana's first shopping mall and today presides over a business empire. Aurora Pelayo came to Tijuana a penniless single mother to work in a factory. Today she is secretary-general of the Baja California Democratic Revolutionary Party. Justina and Rafael Brambila opened a street-side taco stand, La Especial, on Avenida Revolucion when they came from Jalisco in 1948.
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