Tag Archives: Mexico

Feb. 3, 1959: Paul Coates on Americans Held in Raid on Mexican Casino

Feb. 3, 1959: Paul Coates could dig into real reporting and in this column he is looking at the case of 20 Americans seized in a raid on a casino and held in an unheated city jail in Tijuana  — … Continue reading

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Jan. 9, 1969: ‘Hair’ Cast Kicked Out of Mexico

Jan. 9, 1969: A Martin Bernheimer byline on a story about the misfortunes of a Mexican production of “Hair.” “Upbraided?” Now there’s a clever headline. Keith Thursby writes: The ABA and LA should have been a good fit. The game … Continue reading

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Nov. 9, 1907: ‘We Are Revolutionists!’ Supporters Call for Release of Ricardo Flores Magon

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 9, 1907 Los Angeles Local sympathizers, anarchists and socialists are organizing a mass meeting to protest the imprisonment of Ricardo Flores Magon, Librado Rivera, Antonio Villareal and L. Gutierrez De Lara, … Continue reading

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June 14, 1947: U.S. Customs Bars Welcoming Committee From Greeting Mexican Official

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Finger-pointing gestures and assurances that the State Department and other higher echelons will hear protests were features of an “international incident” yesterday when Dr. Francisco Villagran, … Continue reading

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‘I Took the Gun and Shot Him Once in the Leg, Just for Fun’

Maybe it was murder. Maybe it never happened at all. Was she telling the truth or was it all a lie? Early on the morning of Nov. 20, 1953, acting on a tip, LAPD Detectives John Olsen and P.R. Brooks … Continue reading

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July 7, 1908

e have a bounty of news today. Above, Mexican troops put down an insurrection in the state of Coahuila. And turmoil in the Mideast. At left, Mayor Harper urges Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan to accept Capt. Eugene Merrick … Continue reading

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May 28, 1958

Above and at left. two World War I planes are parked with a Super Sabre to publicize a flight to Pittsburgh for an air show. Times aviation writer Marvin Miles noted that the planes had machine guns, Vickers on the … Continue reading

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March 21, 1938

Below, despite concessions from Lithuania, war remains a possibility between the nation and neighboring Poland … Mexico nationalizes foreign oil companies … An estimated 30,000 troops have died in fighting between Japan and China … And United Press helpfully identifies … Continue reading

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Immigration and labor notes

Aug. 9, 1957 Los Angeles The Times ran a series of brief stories in 1957 on the braceros, workers brought from Mexico to the U.S. In January, it noted that 460,000 to 470,000 braceros would be working in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Pepe Arciga

May 13, 1957 City of varied ills as Tijuana is mostly regarded to be, there’s one aspect about the town which the majority of people, stateside, haven’t heard too much about. It concerns the number of orphanages there which give … Continue reading

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Gay party raided

  May 7, 1957 Tijuana Dear parents of Los Angeles, Some of you will be hearing from your sons today. It seems that there was a get-together of young men at a watering hole between Tijuana and Ensenada called the … Continue reading

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