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  • Pedro Aguilar

     Pedro Aguilar
    In 1996, according to police and court records, 32-year-old Mexican-born cook Pedro Aguilar shot and killed his former boss Maria Rodriguez — a restaurant owner and single mother of four who had initially befriended him but then spurned his romantic...
  • Mexico's Father Miguel Hidalgo, a 'father' in more ways than one

     
    It may not be the best of times for Mexico, but the country is nonetheless facing an enormously symbolic signpost in its history today with a parade and massive public party in Mexico City to celebrate 200 years of independence from Spain. Celebrations...
  • Another bloody night in Sinaloa, Mexico

    Another bloody night in Sinaloa, Mexico
    The fourth corpse pulled from the bullet-shattered pickup truck didn't have the benefit of a body bag. Only the face was covered (with a useless bulletproof vest). The victim's red shirt was even redder, soaked with blood. His bare arm hung limply from...
  • In Sinaloa, the drug trade has infiltrated 'every corner of life'

    In Sinaloa, the drug trade has infiltrated 'every corner of life'
    Yudit del Rincon, a 44-year-old lawmaker, went before the state legislature this year with a proposition: Let's require lawmakers to take drug tests to prove they are clean. Her colleagues greeted the idea with applause. Then she sprang a surprise on...
  • 'Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas' at the Autry National Center of the America West

    'Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas' at the Autry National Center of the America West
    A framed poster of Leo Carrillo starring as Mexican caballero Francisco "Pancho" Villa in the 1950 film "Pancho Villa Returns" rests, in all its pristine splendor, on a cobalt wall. Tag lines such as "The man who made history with cyclonic fury!" and "The...
  • At L.A. carwashes, taking a stand

    "Compañero, how do they treat you here?" The stranger addressed Manuel Varela, a worker at Nary's Hand Car Wash on Beverly Boulevard, in Spanish. "Badly," Varela answered, continuing to pass tickets to motorists as they pulled in. Curious, Gabriel...
  • Los paisajes orgánicos de Monty

    Los paisajes orgánicos de Monty
    Argentina es el país que lo vio nacer. Monty vivió en Nueva York, Miami y ahora es residente de West Hollywood, California donde vive rodeado de las montañas y donde a diario se queja de la mala recepción de su celular. Sin embargo, ha aprovechado ese...
  • Newcomers Zocalo and Zapatista zero in on purely Mexican fare

    Pan-Latin and Nuevo Latino restaurants are such the rage these days that it seems almost quaint for a restaurant to restrict its focus to just one Spanish-speaking country. But two Mexican restaurants--4-month-old Zocalo in River North and year-old...
  • Mexico City: A sea of Juarez streets

    No matter where you drive in this megalopolis, it's hard to miss Juarez Street. That's because there are 632 of them. Hidalgo Street is almost as ubiquitous, with 624 incarnations. At least 500 streets are named Zapata. But you can also find Sea of...
  • What's up with Mexico's bicentennial?

     
    Whatever the root of the somewhat anti-climactic countdown, there is still plenty of activity going on around the dates, September 16 and November 20. The federal government has a dynamic bicentennial Website up, and on Thursday announced plans to...
  • The good life in Xalisco can mean death in the United States

    The good life in Xalisco can mean death in the United States
    As a boy, Esteban Avila had only a skinny old horse and two pairs of pants, and he lived in a swampy neighborhood called The Toad. He felt stranded across a river from the rest of the world and wondered about life on the other side. He saw merchants...