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2009-02-11 14:20:31

Nearly 50 human skeletons have been found in a mass grave discovered in Mexico City, which archeologists believe may offer clues about the 16th century Spanish conquest, Reuters reported. Excavators searched for a palace complex in the Tlatelolco area, once a major religious and political center for the ancient Aztec elite, before uncovering the 49 skeletons, all lying face up with their arms crossed. Salvador Guilliem, in charge of the site for the government's archeology institute, said...

2008-09-03 12:00:19

MIAMI, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery en Espanol will celebrate this year's Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) with a unique and creative initiative entitled "El Mundo Hispano" (The Hispanic World) that not only seeks to highlight our strengths and best attributes, but also aims to foster the talent of young and up-and-coming Hispanic directors in the U.S. The project, which started in June of 2008, sought out promising directors for the purpose of producing short films that would illustrate...

2006-07-01 13:35:08

By Lorraine Orlandi MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Former Mexican President Luis Echeverria was under house arrest for a 1968 student massacre and will soon make an initial statement to the courts, his lawyer said on Saturday. Two days before the country's presidential election, an appeals court said on Friday it had enough evidence to support a charge of genocide against Echeverria and ordered the former leader's arrest and trial. Echeverria's lawyer, Juan Velasquez, told Reuters his...

2006-06-30 13:44:36

(Recasts, adds background MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A judge ordered the arrest on Friday of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria for a 1968 student massacre in a surprise move just two days before crucial elections. The arrest order for Echeverria, 84, came after two failed attempts in recent years to charge him with genocide. It is a breakthrough in outgoing President Vicente Fox's halting drive to punish those responsible for past government brutality before he leaves office in...

2005-10-12 14:26:59

By Alonso Soto MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - As Mexico struggles for justice in a 1968 massacre of students, the darkest chapter of political violence in its recent history, American and Mexican filmmakers are taking the bloodshed to the big screen. "Tlatelolco: Mexico 68" focuses on the student protest in Mexico City that ended in slaughter just days before Mexico hosted the 1968 Olympic Games. Government security forces opened fire on protesters on October 2, 1968, marking the start of...

2005-10-02 19:23:19

By Greg Brosnan MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Angry that hopes of punishing top officials for a 1968 student massacre are fading, thousands of Mexican protesters marched on Sunday to the scene of the blood bath exactly 37 years later to demand justice. The brutal October 2, 1968, crackdown in a Mexico City square by soldiers and police ushered in an era of state terror. President Vicente Fox, whose 2000 election ended 71 years of single-party rule, pledged to uncover the truth and to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.