August 24, 2008
SPANISH SCHOOLS: I booked through Spanish Abroad (888-722-7623, http://www.spanishabroad.com ), which offers language programs around the world. In Mexico City, I took classes at International House Mexico (Alfonso Reyes 224, http://www.ihmexico.com ), part of a worldwide network of learning institutes. The school, which sits in the student-friendly neighborhood of La Condesa (Starbucks, bakeries), has classrooms and a computer center with free Internet. The one-week package, including 20 hours of group lessons and a...
April 12, 2008 |
Cardinal Ernesto Corripio Ahumada, who helped establish renewed Vatican relations with Mexico's government, died April 10 at his Mexico City home. He was 88. Cardinal Corripio died of complications from heart problems, thrombosis and diabetes, said the Rev. Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Mexico City Archdiocese. The archbishop was known for his skill at balancing relations between the Church and the state and was the country's most visible cardinal when Mexico reestablished formal diplomatic relations with the Vatican...
October 28, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY — In an aggressive bid to move beyond low-wage factory jobs and toward an entrepreneurial economy, Mexico is producing graduates in engineering and technology at rates that challenge its international rivals, including its No. 1 trade partner, the United States. President Felipe Calderon last month boasted that Mexico graduates 130,000 engineers and technicians a year from universities and specialized high schools, more than Canada, Germany or even Brazil, which has nearly...
July 7, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY — As accusations of fraud swirl around the presidential race, there is one Mexican election that is undisputed: the victory of Miguel Angel Mancera, the capital city's mayor-elect. The soft-spoken legal scholar, who until recently was the city's top prosecutor, won with 63 percent of the vote. Mancera was the candidate of the Democratic Revolutionary Party, or PRD, which has run Mexico City since 1997 and is credited with transforming the colossal capital from urban dystopia to tourist destination.
July 11, 2013
MEXICO CITY — U.S. immigration authorities began flying deportees deep into Mexico Thursday in an effort to discourage them from trying to return, U.S. and Mexican officials said. The first of twice-weekly flights from El Paso to Mexico City left Thursday with 133 deportees aboard, all of them men. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nicole Navas said the flights will accommodate up to 136 men and women but no children. Deportees fly from throughout the United States to Chaparral, N.M.,...
June 22, 2008 |
MEXICO CITY, June 21 -- Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard acknowledged Saturday that "grave errors" were committed in a drug raid that sparked a stampede at a dance club late Friday, leaving 12 people dead. Nine clubgoers -- ranging in age from 13 to 22 -- and three police officers were killed in the stampede at the News Divine club in Mexico City, which police targeted because of suspicions about rampant drug use and underage drinking. "What happened fills the city with consternation, pain and indignation," Ebrard...