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  • Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents

    Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents
    WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by The Times/...
  • Central American amputees, once migrants, seek help in Mexico

    Central American amputees, once migrants, seek help in Mexico
    TAPACHULA, Mexico — The last time Norman Varela made an unauthorized crossing into Mexico, he was headed to the United States, in search of a job, riding atop the infamous northbound freight train known as La Bestia — the Beast. Mexican...
  • Injured Central American migrants granted passage to Mexico City

    Injured Central American migrants granted passage to Mexico City
    A group of Honduran men who lost limbs during their transit through Mexico on the train known as La Bestia (the Beast) have been granted permission to travel to the Mexican capital to protest the treatment of migrants bound for the U.S., the group’s...
  • Mexico detains Michoacan state interior minister

    Mexico detains Michoacan state interior minister
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican federal authorities have detained the interior minister of Michoacan state after determining that he has "possible contacts with criminal organizations," according to a statement released by prosecutors Saturday night. The...
  • Mexican vigilante leader refuses government order to disarm

    Mexican vigilante leader refuses government order to disarm
    MEXICO CITY—A key leader of the vigilante “self-defense” movement in Mexico’s Michoacan state said Monday that he was refusing a government order to disarm, and roadblocks to keep out federal forces charged with taking away the...
  • Mexico calls on self-defense groups to join police or disarm

    Mexico calls on self-defense groups to join police or disarm
    MEXICO CITY — Citizen "self-defense" groups that have emerged to fight off a ruthless drug cartel in the state of Michoacan should take steps to join the government security apparatus or disarm, Mexican officials said Thursday. Interior Minister...
  • New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years

    New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years
    Carlos Canino cut his teeth as an undercover agent in Los Angeles, in an era when violent crime was hitting record highs. It was the summer of 1991, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had transferred Canino to the Los Angeles...
  • Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds

    Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds
    Just over a year ago, the highest-ranking leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel ever to be arrested on U.S. charges stood in a quiet federal courtroom in Chicago for a secret hearing. Raising his right hand and speaking through a Spanish...
  • Coachella 2014: Parties bring Hollywood excess to the desert

    Coachella 2014: Parties bring Hollywood excess to the desert
    As day one of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival heats up, so does the epic party scene. While hundreds of thousands of people have swarmed the Empire Polo Field to gorge on their favorite bands, thousands of others -- mostly celebrities,...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood taps into 'Despicable Me's' minion power

    Universal Studios Hollywood taps into 'Despicable Me's' minion power
    Their yellow, begoggled faces have covered billboards, blanketed toy store shelves, appeared in music videos and mobile games. So it's only logical that family cinema's ubiquitous, gibberish-speaking stars, the minions of "Despicable Me," now have their...
  • Seized phone 'turning point' in arrest of cartel leader

    Seized phone 'turning point' in arrest of cartel leader
    The seizure of a phone belonging to the son of Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman's deputy at the U.S.-Mexico border was an important break in the operation that led to the drug lord's capture, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said on Sunday. Guzman, who long...
  • Mexican drug kingpin Guzman dodges U.S. extradition for now

    Mexican drug kingpin Guzman dodges U.S. extradition for now
    Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman won a temporary injunction to block his extradition to the United States where he faces narcotics and arms trafficking charges, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. Guzman, who was Mexico's most wanted criminal...