Volume XXVI Number 46 November 15, 2002

FrontPage Stories

The Mexican Revolution (Avenue) in Tijuana

By Pablo De Sainz

In a way, the Mexican Revolution keeps repeating, without fail, every weekend in the Tijuana clubs on Revolution Avenue. All the drinking, noisy, and dancing college students, with their beer-pucked shirts, remind us of the bunch of drinking, noisy, and dancing little generals and soldiers who made, according to them, the so-called Mexican Revolution.

This Wednesday November 20th, Mexico will “celebrate” another anniversary of the beginning of the revolutionary armed struggle. In Tijuana, like in the rest of the country, many, if not all, government offices will be closed. Banks, too. The mayor will deliver a speech. Children won’t go to school. Instead, they’ll join the street parade to the sound of La Marcha de Zacatecas, played by a local high school’s banda de guerra. Everything will be a revolutionary celebration.

Everybody against everybody: A little bit of history

In 1910, things in Mexico weren’t good. The injustices against the vast majority of poor Mexicans (peasants, factory workers) on behalf of dictator Porfirio Díaz’s regime were getting worst everyday. Wealth in the bank accounts of the few. Hunger in the stomachs of many.

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La Revolución Mexicana en Tijuana
Por Pablo De Sainz
El próximo miércoles 20 de noviembre, México “celebrará” un aniversario más del inicio de la lucha armada revolucionaria. En Tijuana, como en el resto del país, muchas, sino es que todas, las oficinas de gobierno estarán cerradas. Los bancos igual. El alcalde dará un discurso. Los niños no irán a la escuela, pero si desfilarán por las calles al son de la Marcha de Zacatecas, interpretada por una banda de guerra de alguna preparatoria local. Todo será festejo revolucionario.

Out of the ashes, the Pínto Poet arises
By Raymond R. Beltran
He orbits around the microphone with tattoos of penitentiary experiences and the tastes of the pachuco lexicon submerged in the body of his poems. His words mingle with the bass line by Bobby Figgins, while the audience sits stultified, experiencing his viajes in their mind as this poet-curandero tugs at the strings in the centers of their chests with Xicanindio poetry. His voice is deep and experienced. His words are intelligent, and they both parallel the hip-aged, Indio style of his long gray strands of curly hair, pulled tight and braided down his back.

Richard C. Atkinson anuncia su retiro como presidente de la Universidad de California
El Presidente de la Universidad de California Richard C. Atkinson - quien ha iniciado reformas nacionales en los exámenes de admisión universitarios, dirigido nuevos enfoques a las admisiones universitarias y el acercamiento comunitario luego que se aboliera la acción afirmativa en la UC, y propulsado innovación en el campo de la investigación científica para acelerar lo que la universidad contribuye a la economía de California - anunció hoy (13 de nov.) su intención de retirarse como presidente efectivo el 1 de octubre del 2003.

Bechtel vs. Bolivia — Time to Open Up Secret Trade Courts
By Jim Schultz
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia —Sometime in the next few weeks, behind closed doors at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., panelists in a secret trade court will decide if the people of South America’s poorest country will have to pay $25 million to one of the world’s most wealthy corporations.

Stories

Wells Fargo lanza servicios en español dentro del Internet hechos por y para los hispanos
Por: America Barcelo Feldman
Recientemente la compañía bancaria Wells Fargo ha creado un nuevo programa en la red mundial de comunicaciones Internet, para brindar un óptimo servicio automatizado para la comunidad hispana. Se trata de la nueva página web creada completamente en español, misma que contiene todos los productos que ofrece esta reconocida compañía.

Water Authority Board Approves Desalination Term Sheet
The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today took another step toward the development of the region’s first large-scale seawater desalination project. The approval of a term sheet with Poseidon Resources Corporation could lead to the development of the largest desalination project in the Western Hemisphere.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Yhamel Catacora
El SIDA se puede prevenir hablando
Hace poco un oyente se indignó ante un anuncio de servicio público radial que destacaba la forma correcta de utilizar un condón; según el oyente el hablar del condón, en un medio de comunicación, era de mal gusto, grosero, y  tenía la vil hazaña de pervertir a los oyentes.

SBC Foundation Awards Grants to Help Non-Profit Build Stronger Connections in Underserved Communities
The SBC Foundation today announced regional recipients of the SBC Excelerator competitive grants program, a philanthropic initiative for community-based organizations committed to building digital connections for underserved communities.

Skaggs Foundation Funds New San Juan Diego Center
The Diocese of San Diego has received a $2 million gift from The Skaggs Foundation of La Jolla, Calif., for the construction of a multi-purpose Mexican American Center on the grounds of Mission San Antonio Parish in Pala. It will be called San Juan Diego Center, and serve as a place for large worship assemblies, education, and cultural activities, including fiestas, for the growing Hispanic population in the Pala/Pauma area.

21 Years of Community Development Celebrated in City Heights
The City Heights Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) celebrates the unique spirit, history and future of City Heights with two special 21st birthday events in November.

Multi-Million Dollar Restorations Preserve Rich History of Old Mazatlán
MAZATLAN, Mexico - Mazatlán, the second largest coastal city in Mexico, is beginning to enjoy improvements in the historic downtown area of Old Mazatlán. Since the January 2002 Historical Center Project began, several multi-disciplinary groups of citizens and organizations joined forces to renovate historic buildings and promote the area & economy of Old Mazatlán.

Community Notes:
Public Administrator Puts Personal Items, Property Up For Bid
Personal property including vehicles, musical instruments and electronics will be on sale Saturday, Nov. 16, in an auction run by the County Public Administrator’s Office, while real estate will be auctioned the following week on Saturday, Nov. 23. Both auctions will be held at 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite A in San Diego.

Sugerencias para un Día de Gracias más saludable
Rellene su pavo con un poco de imaginación este año y sirva un platillo delicioso y a la vez saludable.

Editorials

Commentary
They’re Still A Bunch of Crooks!
By William Rivers Pitt
Amid the din of news stories on Tuesday about bin Laden tapes, Iraq nerve gas and Homeland Security deals, a man named William H. Webster quit his job. Webster had enjoyed a distinguished career to that point, having served as director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Not long ago, he was hired to head the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a recent creation of the Security and Exchange Commission. This board had been commissioned to police the accounting community, and the business community by proxy, in the aftermath of the astounding Arthur Andersen scandal.

Comentario
Contratan a Rudolph Giuliani para controlar el crimen en el DF
Por Lourdes Davis
Sin admitir que el crimen en la capital de México se encuentra fuera de control, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Jefe del Gobierno del Distrito Federal y Marcelo Ebrard, secretario de Seguridad Pública, decidieron contratar a Rudolph Giuliani como asesor en el desarrollo de un programa para reducir la delincuencia, llamado “Cero Tolerancia”.

Tezozomoc Speaks
Los Barrios de mi pueblo estan calmados since los politicos shut up! For a while I didn’t know if los politicos were using their own Calo! Nothing they said made sense. With El Bush acting like a Vato-Loco with his talk of major trancazos between Gringolandia y los Arabes, pues, one didn’t know when ese vato would launch la Bomba Atomica against the whole Arab world. He is loco, man!

Etc. Etc. Etc.
Entertainment,
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

Mambomanía y Lotería, Cándida Muestra de Sensibilidad
Por Claudia Hernández
El ritmo invadió los muros fríos de un recinto que por las noches cobijaba tremendo acervo artístico, dentro del cual, se encuentra Axis México: Objetos comunes y acciones cosmopolitas.

Presentan en San Diego la Famosa Obra Teatral “Don Juan Tenorio”
Por: Paco Zavala
La actividad que en pro y a favor de las bellas artes desarrolla la Compañía de Teatro Hispano de San Diego, impulsando el teatro en el idioma del Manco de Lepanto “Don Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra” que es el español.

Manuel Romero: A young but matured mariachi singer
By Pablo De Sainz
Mariachi music is a genre where children can develop and become icons in Mexican popular culture.

Los Tigres del Norte: Los reyes del narcocorrido cantan a La Reina del Sur
Por Pablo De Sainz
En décadas pasadas, la censura por parte del gobierno mexicano a toda manifestación artística y cultural era muy fuerte. Así, directores de cine veían desesperados como su película era mutilada o, en muchos casos, destruída por ser considerada una “amenaza para la sociedad”. Así también, escritores y periodistas no se podían expresar del todo en sus escritos, como por ejemplo, nunca se debía criticar al gobierno en un artículo periodístico o en una novela.

Los Tigres del Norte: The Kings of Corridos sing La Reina del Sur
By Pablo De Sainz
In past decades, censorship from the Mexican government was present in every artistic or cultural act. Film directors suffered when their movies were mutilated, scenes deleted, and many times, never released.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Ya se están preparando las festividades correspondientes a la celebración de la Revolución Mexicana para el próximo miércoles 20 de noviembre. Autoridades civiles, militares y escolares ultiman detalles para tal celebración. Ojalá muy pronto se vean cristalizados totalmente los preceptos emanados de esta gesta, que el pueblo mexicano tanto espera desde hace mucho tiempo.

“TEVETON 2002” CONCERT
“Teveton 2002”: “Juntos Haremos el Milagro”, is a concert and fundraising event joining Latinos in a common cause to provide education and services to children with disabilities in Mexico. On Friday, December 6, 2002, this well-known event from Mexico (“Teleton”) arrives for the first time to the United States, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Erik Morales: “El Terrible” Faces Ayala Tomorrow - Then the Future
By Fiona Manning
When Erik Morales meets Paulie Ayala for the vacant WBC featherweight championship in “Never Surrender” to be held at Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel tomorrow [Saturday, 11/16] night, the biggest issue on his mind will be weight.

Mexico Moves One Step Closer to Women’s World Cup
By John Philip Wyllie
The women’s national soccer team of Mexico drew one step closer toward competing in its second consecutive Women’s World Cup with its 4-1 Gold Cup victory over Costa Rica on Saturday. As the third place finisher from the Football Confederation which includes the United States and Canada and many Central American and Caribbean nations, Mexico must now win a home and away two-game series with an as of yet undetermined Asian nation.

Adrián Fernández sigue a la espera
Por Robin Miller
Indianápolis, Indiana – Adrián Fernández espera estar compitiendo el próximo fin de semana en la carrera final del Campeonato CART 2002, que se disputará en su tierra natal y el Dr. Terry Trammell está haciendo todo lo posible para asegurar que el veterano piloto de 37 años de edad, esté listo para el ‘combate’.

El Campeonato CART FedEx Regresa a Ciudad de México
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — La batalla por el subcampeonato de la Serie CART FedEx, y por el premio de 500 mil dólares que se entregará a quien lo consiga, llega en franca disputa a la última carrera del campeonato que este fin de semana se realizará en el renovado Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez en la Ciudad de México.

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