Carlos Hank González
Mexican politician
Carlos Hank González
Carlos Hank González, nicknamed El Profesor ("the professor"), was a Mexican politician and influential businessman. Originally a teacher, he was an entrepreneur who built political contacts along with a business empire, leading to various government and political positions at the state and national level. He was prevented from seeking the presidency due to laws requiring both parents to be Mexicans by birth.
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Ricky Martin On His New Album, His Breakup And Those Shirtless Instagram Shots
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Ricky Martin opens up about new music, his much-publicized breakup and his gay sex symbol status in a new interview with PrideSource. The 43-year-old Latin superstar says his six-year relationship (and subsequent split) with boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella partly inspired "A Quien Quiera Escuchar," which translates as "To Whomever Wants to Listen," his first album of all-new material since 2011. The main themes of the music, he said, were "honesty" and "vulnerability." "After six years of being in a very steady relationship with him, yes, we have a lot of stories and we have a lot of moments of love and lots of light and yes, he is part of this album," Martin tells PrideSource's Chris Azzopardi. "It's not about what I've lived [through] this year that we broke up or even the last five years. It's decades of allowing myself to really go back and remember specific relationships that really [affected] me in many ways. And it became music." Although he is currently "enjoying bei ...
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Peace Corps in Cuba? You Heard It Here First
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The Peace Corps in Cuba seems like an oxymoron. Yet, after the new rapprochement between Washington and Havana, it's an idea that deserves serious future consideration. The Peace Corps already serves in former Soviet bloc countries and also sends volunteers to China, hardly a bastion of democracy. Volunteers stay strictly out of local politics, focusing only on tasks at hand. They may offer English or computer classes, or technical advice on remedying immediate practical problems, such as trash disposal, water conservation or pest control. To counter rumors that volunteers are spies, anyone who has ever worked in intelligence is barred. Nor are volunteers necessarily all recent college graduates: An increasing number are either seasoned professionals taking a humanitarian service break or retirees with a wealth of experience to offer. For those with specific language and other skills, the usual 27-month term is not required; instead, they may serve for only six months to a year. And ...
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Mexican monster truck wreck kills 8, hurts dozens
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (AP) — An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing at least eight people and hurting 80 others, dozens seriously, officials said. Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors' office, said the driver appeared to have lost control of the truck after leaping over a pile of cars it was crushing during a demonstration at the "Extreme Aeroshow" on Saturday. Some witnesses said the driver appeared to have hit his head on the interior of the truck as he drove over the old cars, with at least two reporting seeing his helmet come off before the massive vehicle drove into the crowd of terrified spectators, who tried to flee.
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WATCH: All-Star Highlights (And Lowlights)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW YORK -- From Manny Machado's sling to Aroldis Chapman's zing to a fan's sting, there was plenty to see at the All-Star game Tuesday night. Well, except for runs. A look at the American League's 3-0 win: HIGHLIGHT: Mariano Rivera got the royal treatment in his final All-Star appearance. AL teammates and NL opponents alike came to the top step of the dugout and emerged from the bullpen when the career saves leaders trotted on to pitch. It was a fitting tribute to the 43-year-old Yankees star, similar to the on-field tribute Cal Ripken received at his last All-Star game. Rivera responded in proper fashion, tossing a perfect inning. "It was an honor to play behind him in center field," Detroit's Torii Hunter said. Your browser does not support iframes. LOWLIGHT: The sight of Robinson Cano hobbling off the field in the top of the first. Hit in the right leg by a fastball from Mets ace Matt Harvey, the Yankees second baseman made an early exit with a bruised quadr ...
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Domingo doing well, to recover fully after health scare
Fox News - over 3 years
Spanish opera star Placido Domingo said on Sunday that he was feeling well after treatment for a blockage in his lung, as his doctor said the tenor would make a full recovery. The 72-year-old, popularly known for his "Three Tenors" performances with Jose Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti, was admitted to hospital in the Spanish capital on Monday and treated for a pulmonary embolism. "I am lucky to be feeling very well. What hurts me the most is not to be able to sing in front of Madrid audiences," said Domingo, who was forced to cancel a string of performances. "The doctor asked me to rest between three and four weeks," he told reporters at Madrid's opera house. Domingo's doctor said that the star was expected to make a full recovery and resume singing. "He will be able to recover completely and will not be constrained in his artistic and professional activities," said Carlos Gonzalez, who appeared with the tenor. Domingo's agent had earlier in the week said that the emboli ...
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Rockies Blown Out By Arizona Diamondbacks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
PHOENIX -- Colorado left-hander Drew Pomeranz worked himself back to the majors, believing he had straightened himself and his mechanics out. After a second straight shaky outing, it's clear he still has some work to do. Pomeranz struggled in his second start since being called up, allowing five runs in the first three innings to give the Arizona Diamondbacks all the momentum they needed for an 11-1 victory over the Rockies on Saturday night. "I feel like I have worked on a lot of things this year and have gotten better and haven't been throwing like this," Pomeranz said. "So it's something that I need to figure out and give us a better chance to win the game." Pomeranz, who made 22 starts for Colorado last season, spent most of this year at Triple-A Colorado Springs before being called up to pitch against San Francisco on Sunday. He allowed four runs on seven hits – two of those homers – in 4 1-3 innings of a 5-2 loss. The left-hander labored from the st ...
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Carlos González: Who Speaks for Tim Tracy?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In 2006 I produced and directed a self-financed documentary, "Children of the Clouds", about the repression of Sahrawi students by Moroccan authorities. As a director/cinematographer working in Hollywood on commercial projects, I felt the need to contribute to the human rights arena by using my craft. I decided to address the issue of the illegal occupation of the Western Sahara by Morocco and the human rights abuses committed in the former Spanish colony. With my own money and no support but from a few Sahrawi human rights activist on the ground, I sneaked into El Aaiún, capital of Western Sahara, with a camera and a few contacts. After six days of clandestine filming I was detained by the Moroccan authorities and taken to the police station on Smara street. I was interrogated for eight hours under much psychological duress and accused of being an agent of the CIA and Mossad. I was subsequently expelled on the first flight to the Canary Islands. A couple of days later ...
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Ben Heisler: What if John Sterling Took His Shtick on the Road? Home Run Calls for Remaining 29 Teams
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling's home run calls are like an awful, yet catchy top-40 pop song. No matter how hard you try to get it to leave your head, it just won't go away and you find yourself saying it out loud several hours later. Whether you hate them or love them, you remember the best ones: Bernie Williams: Bernie Goes Boom! Bern baby, bern. Derek Jeter: El Capitan! Jorge Posada: Jorgie Juiced One! And then there are the calls that you wonder if he just pulled right out of his ass or thought, "You know, I'm never going to need a home run call for a Dewayne Wise anyways." Brett Gardner: Gardy goes yardy Lance Berkman: Sir Lancelot rides to the rescue! C'est lui! C'est lui! Dewayne Wise: That's a very wise man With Sterling a part of the Yankees broadcast booth since 1989, it might appear that his signature shtick may be getting stale. So I thought of way to freshen it up a bit... home run calls for Yankees opponents! Imagine the conv ...
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Acapulco rape case overshadows peak tourist season
Fox News - about 4 years
The tourism world turned its eyes on Mexico after six Spanish women were raped by masked gunmen during a vacation in the long-troubled Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. While there has been talk of reviving the golden era of the '40s and '50s, international tourists have long steered away from Acapulco, even before the drug violence of recent years, as the city fell into disrepair and glitzier Cancun and Los Cabos gained favor. The question now is whether the attack will affect other resorts as Mexico prepares for its annual spring break onslaught and peak season. The hours-long assault was carried out by a gang of masked gunmen who burst into the beachfront home before dawn on Monday and tied up the six men inside, then raped the women. A seventh Mexican woman was unharmed. "We are really sorry about what happened with the Spanish tourists because ... it is something that affects Mexico's image," said Juan Carlos Gonzalez, to ...
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Ricky Martin: Australian Sightseeing at the Harbour Bridge!
Just Jared - about 4 years
Ricky Martin is red hot while grabbing coffee at Starbucks with his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella on Sunday (February 3) in Sydney, Australia. Later in the day, the 41-year-old singer was spotted visiting Lady Macquaries Chair for a photo of Sydney Harbour’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ricky Martin The day after, Ricky tweeted, “Buenos dias Australia. Buenas tardes a todos en las Americas. G’day Australia. Good afternoon to all in the Americas.” 15+ pictures inside of Ricky Martin doing some sightseeing…
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Rat kill in Galapagos Islands targets 180 million
Fox News - over 4 years
The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Chilean authorities say — and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them. A helicopter is to begin dropping nearly 22 tons of specially designed poison bait on an island Thursday, launching the second phase of a campaign to clear out by 2020 non-native rodents from the archipelago that helped inspire Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The invasive Norway and black rats, introduced by whalers and buccaneers beginning in the 17th century, feed on the eggs and hatchlings of the islands' native species, which include giant tortoises, lava lizards, snakes, hawks and iguanas. Rats also have depleted plants on which native species feed. The rats have critically endangered bird species on the 19-island cluster 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) from Ecuador's coast. "It's one of the worst prob ...
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Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez feels loss of Troy Tulowitzki
Denver Post - over 4 years
Nobody goes to a ballpark in a hurry. The sport's most famous song, "Take Me Out to The Ball Game," encourages people never to go home.
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Tigers Beat Slumping Rockies
Huffington Post - over 4 years
DETROIT -- Max Scherzer struck out 12 in eight dominant innings, rookie Quintin Berry had a career-high five hits and the Detroit Tigers beat the staggering Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Sunday. Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each had an RBI double. Gerald Laird added three hits and Berry finished 5 for 5 to help the Tigers win their third straight series, all against National League teams. Jeremy Guthrie lasted only three innings for the Rockies, who have lost 10 of 11. Colorado was missing slugger Carlos Gonzalez, scratched moments before the first pitch with a sore right hamstring. He was replaced in the lineup by Dexter Fowler, who struck out in his first three at-bats, all with runners on base. The game was delayed by rain for 53 minutes in the top of the fourth, but Scherzer stayed on the mound to finish that inning and four more. He has struck out at least nine batters six times this season, most in the majors. Scherzer (6-4) fanned every Rockies star ...
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Rockies Get Huge Number Of Runs In 8th Inning
Huffington Post - over 4 years
DETROIT — A simple bunt triggered the highest-scoring extra inning in Colorado Rockies history. Wilin Rosario hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the 10th and Colorado went on to score a franchise-record eight runs in an extra inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 12-4 on Friday night to snap a season-high, eight-game losing streak. Jose Valverde (3-2) gave up a leadoff single to Michael Cuddyer in the 10th and allowed him to get to third on a throwing error to first base after Eric Young laid down a sacrifice bunt. "Eric Young didn't take it for granted once he got the bunt down," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "That set up what exploded into an eight-run inning. Valverde got Jordan Pacheco to ground out to shortstop Jhonny Peralta, whose throw home got Cuddyer out. Rosario broke the tie and Luis Marte gave up back-to-back homers to Carlos Gonzalez and Cuddyer. "Everyone talks about home runs and doubles, but it was a little bunt that caused us all kind of c ...
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Cockfighting operation busted in Tulare County, officials say
LATimes - over 4 years
Tulare County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a couple suspected of running a cockfighting operation and seized what is being described as one of the largest hauls of cockfighting knives in the country. Deputies seized 388 fighting cocks and more than 1,100 cockfighting knives Tuesday, according to a statement released by the sheriff's office and the Humane Society of the United States. The raid took place at a home in Goshen, a rural community in Tulare County, said Sgt. Chris Douglass, spokeswoman for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrested Juan Carlos Gonzalez and his wife, Leticia Aguilar Gonzalez. They were booked on suspicion of possession of cockfighting paraphernalia, possession of fighting cocks and maintaining a place for cockfighting, Douglass said. Douglass said deputies were alerted to the house by Humane Society officials. Humane Society officials who investigated the couple said Juan Gonzalez is listed in advertisements in a cockfighting magazi ...
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Dodgers Take Down Rockies Offense
Huffington Post - over 4 years
DENVER -- During their five-game winning streak, the Colorado Rockies scored 53 runs and hit 13 homers. Carlos Gonzalez was the catalyst, hitting six homers and driving in 11 runs. Gonzalez struggled Saturday, going hitless in three at-bats with runners in scoring position and 1 for 4 overall, and the Rockies lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2. "It was a frustrating day," Gonzalez said. "It was just one of those days where I wasn't going to get an RBI if I played all day." Aaron Harang certainly had something to do with that, pitching six strong innings for the Dodgers, who ended a season-worst five-game losing streak. Bobby Abreu homered for the first time this year. Andre Ethier and Elian Herrera had two hits and two RBIs each and James Loney also had two hits for the Dodgers. Just as frustrating for the Rockies was losing Juan Nicasio because of a strained left knee with two outs in the second. Herrera hit a two-run single through Nicasio's leg to ...
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Rockies CRUSH Dodgers
Huffington Post - over 4 years
DENVER — Aaron Harang pitched six strong innings, Bobby Abreu homered for the first time this year and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended a season-worst five-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Andre Ethier and Elian Herrera had two hits and two RBIs each and James Loney also had two hits for the Dodgers. Michael Cuddyer and Wilin Rosario had RBI doubles and DJ LeMahieu had two hits for the Rockies, who had their five-game win streak snapped. A day after the Rockies roughed up Los Angeles pitchers for 13 runs on 15 hits, Harang (4-3) held Colorado's suddenly potent offense to one run on four hits. He worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth when he got hot-hitting Carlos Gonzalez to foul out to third and Cuddyer to ground out to second. Colorado had 53 runs, 71 hits and 13 home runs during its winning streak but had only six hits Saturday. Gonzalez came into the game with six homers and a .577 average over his last six ...
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 74
    Died in 2001.
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  • 1999
    Age 72
    In 1999, Forbes estimated his wealth at about 1.3 billion USD but other sources say that figure should be much higher.
    More Details Hide Details He married Guadalupe Rhon, with whom he had five sons, 3 boys and 2 girls. He is the father of Carlos Hank Rhon, Cuauhtemoc Hank Rhon, and Jorge Hank Rhon and grandfather of Carlos Hank González who now heads the company called Grupo Financiero Interacciones.
  • 1997
    Age 70
    In 1997, Carlos Hank González suffered an embolism and died in 2001 of cancer, spending the last few years of his life in the United States for treatment.
    More Details Hide Details According to a report by the U.S. National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) nicknamed Operation White Tiger, he -and now his two sons- are so involved in drug trafficking and money laundering that they "pose a significant criminal threat to the United States." While U.S. law enforcement officials have spent years investigating Carlos Hank Gonzalez and his sons Carlos Hank Rhon and Jorge Hank Rhon, the assessment by several agencies marks the first time that all three have been linked directly to the operations of major Mexican drug organizations. The report drew on information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, U.S. Customs Service, CIA, Interpol and others. The report says intelligence agencies had intercepted conversations of the Hank family coordinating drug shipments. The document concludes that the Hank family has laundered money on a massive scale, assisted drug trafficking organizations in transporting drug shipments, and is engaged in large-scale public corruption, and was closely associated with the late Juárez Cartel leader Amado Carrillo Fuentes. A report by the World Policy Institute presented to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, described Carlos Hank as the "primary intermediary between the multinational drug trafficking enterprises and the Mexican political system".
  • 1988
    Age 61
    Federally, he served as Secretary of Tourism from 1988 to 1990 when he was then named as Secretary of Agriculture and Hydraulic Resources.
    More Details Hide Details He was considered one of the leaders of the old guard wing of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) He began as chief of the Delegación del Sector Popular at district, state and national convenctions of the PRI, then was a delegate for the party for the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche and Quintana Roo. He worked his way up to be a member of the Comisión Pólitica del Comité Ejecutivo Nacional, advising presidents of the party. His death not only left a vacant place in the party structure of the PRI but it also signaled the end of a cycle in Mexican politics where the PRI dominated everything. Constitutionally barred from running for the Mexican presidency by a provision then in force which excluded those with a foreign-born parent from holding the office. His father, Jorge Hank Weber, was German) and was a colonel in both the German and Mexican armies. However, Carlos Hank had great influence in the PRI party, culminating in the late 1980s and early 1990s during the presidency of Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Other evidence of his wide-ranging connections came in the form of his birthday celebration every year on August 28, when "The professor" would have a grand party at his ranch called "Don Catarino" in Santiago Tianguistenco with thousands of invited guests.
  • FORTIES
  • 1969
    Age 42
    However, at the height of his political career, he served as the governor of the State of Mexico from 1969 to 1975 and was appointed "regent"(similar to mayor) of Mexico City in 1976.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 34
    His federal service began in 1961 when he became a congressman (diputado federal) for the XLIV Legislature.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 28
    From 1955 to 1957 he was the presidient of the ayuntamiento of Toluca.
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  • 1952
    Age 25
    Hank González's political career began when he moved from Atlacomulco to Toluca to take charge of the State of Mexico's Departmento de Escuelas Secundarias y Profesionales (Department of Professional and Secondary Schools) as well as the Oficina de Juntas de Mejoramiento Moral, Cívico y Material (Office of Committees for Moral, Civic and Material Improvement) between 1952 and 1953.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he was in charge of the treasury for the municipality of Toluca.
  • 1947
    Age 20
    From 1947 to 1951 he was a teacher at the Secundaria Federal de Atlacomulco.
    More Details Hide Details To supplement his income, he sold candy on the side. He grew and exchanged his small businesses into larger ones, along the way adding names of prominent politicians to his list of contacts. He founded a business empire of banking and transportation interests, including the foundation of airline Taesa.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Age 0
    Born in 1927.
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