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By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,Special to the Sun | July 25, 2004
The world is full of places I would like to see; some I would like to see again. A few I would like to see again and again and again. Guanajuato is one of these. That's why during a recent three-month stay in Mexico, my wife, Susana, and I were so often there. No destination is more compelling for us in that country, except perhaps the Mayan cities of the Yucatan. But those are museums, really, places where history stopped dead in time. Guanajuato (pronounced gwan-ah-WHA-toh), about 150 miles northwest of Mexico City in the cactus-choked foothills of the Sierra Madre, is a living city that evolved within its challenging topography unlike any other in the New World.
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March 8, 2013
Recently, I returned home from a three-week stay in Guanajuato, Mexico. I lived with a gracious Mexican family, took Spanish classes and had the chance to immerse myself in Mexican culture. Mexican society was beautiful and vibrant - full of ideas, art and religion. Needless to say, the crude stereotypes of drug cartels and kidnappings were hardly relevant or applicable to my experience, or the experience of anyone I met. As my trip wound down, I said to my host parents, " Por favor, vengan a visitar a mi familia en los Estados Unidos!"
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By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Mexico City Bureau of The Sun | August 31, 1991
MEXICO CITY -- In a stunning turnabout, President Carlos Salinas de Gortari has prompted the resignation of his party's governor-elect in a key central state, following widespread charges of vote-stealing and election fraud.Ramon Aguirre announced his resignation late Thursday, just minutes after the Guanajuato state legislature declared him governor-elect. The resignation increases the chances of an opposition victory in a new election expected next year.Mr. Aguirre said he was resigning "to preserve the peace and social order of Guanajuato" and out of "unbreakable loyalty" to the president.
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By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,Special to the Sun | July 25, 2004
The world is full of places I would like to see; some I would like to see again. A few I would like to see again and again and again. Guanajuato is one of these. That's why during a recent three-month stay in Mexico, my wife, Susana, and I were so often there. No destination is more compelling for us in that country, except perhaps the Mayan cities of the Yucatan. But those are museums, really, places where history stopped dead in time. Guanajuato (pronounced gwan-ah-WHA-toh), about 150 miles northwest of Mexico City in the cactus-choked foothills of the Sierra Madre, is a living city that evolved within its challenging topography unlike any other in the New World.
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By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 19, 1991
MEXICO CITY -- Despite charges of widespread fraud, the opposition yesterday remained hopeful of winning an unprecedented two governorships in Mexico's midterm elections.If the victories hold true, it would be only the second time in modern Mexican history that an opposition party had captured a state house.Officials of Mexico's three major parties reported voter turnout in excess of 50 percent, especially in the hotly contested governors races in Guanajuato and San Luis Potosi states.High voter turnout is considered key in overcoming the massive advantages of the Revolutionary Institutional Party, or PRI, which has lost only one gubernatorial election.
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By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Mexico City Bureau of The Sun | August 25, 1991
LEON, Mexico -- Here in the shoe capital of Mexico, a 49-year-old boot maker is starting a revolution.Vicente Fox is holding a series of "civic actions" to demand that he be declared the governor of Guanajuato, the state in central Mexico long dominated by the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).Mr. Fox, the former president of Coca-Cola for Mexico and Central America and now the owner of a company that makes cowboy boots, is likely to be declared the loser today when the state election commission announces the official results in the governor's race.
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By SAM QUINONES and SAM QUINONES,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 11, 1999
Nineteen years ago Angel Calderon left his small isolated village of Timbinal, Mexico, atop a hill of arid red dirt because the only job available was raising parched livestock.Like many of his friends from Timbinal, he went to Napa, Calif. There he became a cook and raised and educated a family.He had been home many times since. But this summer, for the first time, he returned home as that most awe-inspiring of professionals in Mexico -- an "inversionista," an investor.Calderon is one of 23 Napa residents from Timbinal who put up about $4,000 each to start a small sewing factory in this impoverished village.
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July 2, 2004
Russian court bailiffs freeze bank accounts of top oil producer MOSCOW - Court bailiffs in the $3.4 billion tax dispute between the Kremlin and Russia's biggest oil producer took the extraordinary step of freezing the Yukos Oil Co.'s bank accounts and demanding payment in full within five days. The company said the action threatened to shut the company down, and offered to sell a major block of stock that Yukos holds in Sibneft, a competitor that it tried and failed to merge with last year, to pay the tax claim.
NEWS
March 8, 2013
Recently, I returned home from a three-week stay in Guanajuato, Mexico. I lived with a gracious Mexican family, took Spanish classes and had the chance to immerse myself in Mexican culture. Mexican society was beautiful and vibrant - full of ideas, art and religion. Needless to say, the crude stereotypes of drug cartels and kidnappings were hardly relevant or applicable to my experience, or the experience of anyone I met. As my trip wound down, I said to my host parents, " Por favor, vengan a visitar a mi familia en los Estados Unidos!"
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By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Mexico City Bureau of The Sun | September 2, 1991
MEXICO CITY -- In yet another stunning turnaround, Mexico's ruling party helped elect an opposition-party member as interim governor of Guanajuato, a key central state torn by election fraud.The election by the state legislature late Saturday opens the way for the center-right National Action Party (PAN) to capture the governorship in a special election next year. If the PAN captures the governorship, it would be only the second time an opposition party has occupied a state house since 1929.
NEWS
July 2, 2004
Russian court bailiffs freeze bank accounts of top oil producer MOSCOW - Court bailiffs in the $3.4 billion tax dispute between the Kremlin and Russia's biggest oil producer took the extraordinary step of freezing the Yukos Oil Co.'s bank accounts and demanding payment in full within five days. The company said the action threatened to shut the company down, and offered to sell a major block of stock that Yukos holds in Sibneft, a competitor that it tried and failed to merge with last year, to pay the tax claim.
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By SAM QUINONES and SAM QUINONES,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 11, 1999
Nineteen years ago Angel Calderon left his small isolated village of Timbinal, Mexico, atop a hill of arid red dirt because the only job available was raising parched livestock.Like many of his friends from Timbinal, he went to Napa, Calif. There he became a cook and raised and educated a family.He had been home many times since. But this summer, for the first time, he returned home as that most awe-inspiring of professionals in Mexico -- an "inversionista," an investor.Calderon is one of 23 Napa residents from Timbinal who put up about $4,000 each to start a small sewing factory in this impoverished village.
NEWS
By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Mexico City Bureau of The Sun | August 31, 1991
MEXICO CITY -- In a stunning turnabout, President Carlos Salinas de Gortari has prompted the resignation of his party's governor-elect in a key central state, following widespread charges of vote-stealing and election fraud.Ramon Aguirre announced his resignation late Thursday, just minutes after the Guanajuato state legislature declared him governor-elect. The resignation increases the chances of an opposition victory in a new election expected next year.Mr. Aguirre said he was resigning "to preserve the peace and social order of Guanajuato" and out of "unbreakable loyalty" to the president.
NEWS
By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Mexico City Bureau of The Sun | August 25, 1991
LEON, Mexico -- Here in the shoe capital of Mexico, a 49-year-old boot maker is starting a revolution.Vicente Fox is holding a series of "civic actions" to demand that he be declared the governor of Guanajuato, the state in central Mexico long dominated by the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).Mr. Fox, the former president of Coca-Cola for Mexico and Central America and now the owner of a company that makes cowboy boots, is likely to be declared the loser today when the state election commission announces the official results in the governor's race.
NEWS
By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 19, 1991
MEXICO CITY -- Despite charges of widespread fraud, the opposition yesterday remained hopeful of winning an unprecedented two governorships in Mexico's midterm elections.If the victories hold true, it would be only the second time in modern Mexican history that an opposition party had captured a state house.Officials of Mexico's three major parties reported voter turnout in excess of 50 percent, especially in the hotly contested governors races in Guanajuato and San Luis Potosi states.High voter turnout is considered key in overcoming the massive advantages of the Revolutionary Institutional Party, or PRI, which has lost only one gubernatorial election.
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By New York Times News Service | August 14, 1994
Q: I am planning a fall trip to Mexico's colonial cities of Guanajuato, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende and San Luis Potosi. Can you tell me of any interesting events during October or November?A: Your timing seems to be good; several events are taking place then.In Guanajuato, the 22nd annual International Cervantino Festival will take place Oct. 5-23 and will feature art exhibits, dances, concerts and films. This year's performers include the Kiev Ballet and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
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By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Mexico City Bureau of The Sun | September 1, 1991
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's ruling party was faced yesterday with an open revolt challenging the authority of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari and senior party officials in the key central state of Guanajuato.Officials of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) were pleading late yesterday with about 2,000 party militants to vacate the state legislature.About 15,000 militants stormed the legislature late Friday and early yesterday morning, preventing the 26-member body from naming an interim governor.
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