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Joseph Treviño

History of Nasty

Photos by Debra DiPaolo (top) and Virginia Lee Hunter TO NICK PACHECO, IT'S REAL SIMPLE: HE PAID HIS dues, and his mentors let him down three years ago when they failed to endorse him in L.A.'s 14th City Council District. He won without them and vows to get even, now......

Gray’s Latino Problem

They are up for grabs. Once taken for granted by Democrats, California Latinos are expected to be the swing voters in the governor‘s race next month. Several Latino groups that rallied for Gray Davis in 1998 now oppose him. They say Davis failed them on several key issues, and they......

Lobbying for El Jefe

IT USED TO BE A SOCIAL CLUB FOR MEN in blue, a place to down a few beers and to chitchat about cop lore. When it came down to business, the organization seemed to be a rubber-stamp committee for the police chief. Now, the Latin American Law Enforcement Association no......

The Sinner Behind the Saint

Photo by Slobodan Dimitrov MILLIONS OF LATINOS IN MEXICO and Southern California watched joyfully this week as Pope John Paul II made Juan Diego the first full-blooded Mexican Indian to be elevated to sainthood. But this day of pride and festivity might never have occurred were it not for Bishop......

Fox Hunting in Mexico

MEXICO -- PRESIDENT Vicente Fox has caved in to pressure from both political opponents and members of his ruling party and removed a cabinet member with close ties to the Southland and the United States. Fox ally Juan Hernandez had been on the defensive for some time, but his problems......

The Labyrinth of Fútbol

The dreams of reason are intolerable. --Octavio Paz WHILE AMERICAN SOCCER FANS TOOK LAST week's quarterfinal loss to Germany in stride and even took some pride in it, Mexicans saw their team's loss to the U.S. as much more than a defeat: It was a sign of their own cultural......

The L.A. Connection

JUAN HERNÁNDEZ IS THE FIRST U.S. CITIZEN APPOINTED TO A PRESIDENTIAL cabinet post in Mexico. To his admirers, he is a visionary who can bring both worlds together. Now, however, Hernández's name is coming up in Mexico's campaign-finance scandal. The issue is whether U.S. citizens were asked to contribute money......

A Cardinal Conspiracy

IT'S BEEN NINE YEARS SINCE HE WAS GUNNED DOWN, BUT TO MOST OF Mexico the smoke has yet to clear. Caught between the crossfire of two rival drug gangs, Guadalajara's Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas' killing has spawned a series of conspiracy theories that seem to have no end. Citing new......

El Tri's Trials

Bruce Arena's U.S. squad may be America's official World Cup entry, but Mexico's "El Tri" will be by far the most popular team in cities like Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, and to the millions of Mexican immigrants who live in them. How far that support -- and the team......

Crucified Again

IN HIS TWO DECADES AS ONE OF EAST L.A.'S MOST beloved and famous spiritual leaders, Father Juan Santillan excelled in many roles: as a gang counselor, a community activist, a miracle healer and an exorcist. Last week, the legions who admired the politically connected and outspoken Santillan learned he has......
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