Posts Tagged ‘mexico’

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout “Goal!” Aiming a header to bounce off the hard field, Pele was certain the ball would creep inside the England goalkeeper’s right post and threw his arms into the air to celebrate what he thought…

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Gavin Newsom has been more antagonistic to Trump than Jerry Brown was. And he’s just getting started

Gavin Newsom’s decision to reassign National Guard troops from the Mexico border is likely just the beginning of a more aggressive stance by California and its new activist governor against President Trump’s policies. In his first month in office, Newsom has taken a more antagonistic approach to…

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Border showdown: Trump and Beto O’Rourke hold dueling rallies on immigration in El Paso

President Trump falsely told a raucous rally in El Paso on Monday night that he is already building a wall on the adjacent border with Mexico, as a potential Democratic challenger assailed him at a large protest nearby and, in Washington, congressional negotiators announced a tentative funding…

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Trump administration waives environmental review to replace more San Diego border fencing

Describing San Diego’s border with Mexico as “an area of high illegal entry,” the Trump administration announced this week it is waiving environmental review requirements to speed up replacement of 12.4 miles of the secondary border fence. This project was funded by a 2018 spending bill that allocated…

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‘Roma’s’ Yalitza Aparicio wasn’t plucked from obscurity: How she got to Oscars and what’s next

It’s a story that reads like a fairy tale: Yalitza Aparicio, a young pedagogical student attends a casting call in her hometown of Tlaxiaco, Mexico, at the urging of her older sister. Somehow she gets the role — which is not just any role, but the lead in the critically acclaimed “Roma,” directed…

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Blame the meth-fueled homicide epidemic in Tijuana on drug prohibition

To the editor: We tried a ban on alcohol 100 years ago. In 1933, recognizing that Prohibition was a colossal failure and that it enormously enriched criminal enterprises, we amended the Constitution to repeal the ban.

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Alfonso Cuarón reveals the hidden layers of ‘Roma’

If you haven’t yet seen “Roma,” it’s not what you think.

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A stem cell clinic touts its links with leading scientists. Some say they have no such connections

Giostar, a La Jolla firm that pitches stem cell treatments to desperate patients willing to travel to Mexico to receive them, likes to portray itself as a cut above the rest. The so-called Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research boasts that its medical advisory board comprises “luminaries…

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A family-powered Lebanese feast

Good morning. This past week we’ve been particularly focused on feasting, whether at a big table in a Hollywood Lebanese restaurant, pulled up at an Echo Park Japanese sandwich counter or at almost a dozen taco shops in Mexico City. This surfeit of craveable cuisines is celebratory, as it should..

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A family-powered Lebanese feast

Good morning. This past week we’ve been particularly focused on feasting, whether at a big table in a Hollywood Lebanese restaurant, pulled up at an Echo Park Japanese sandwich counter or at almost a dozen taco shops in Mexico City

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