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Organized Crime

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  • Martin Scott Catino: Drug traffickers latest trouble for U.S. at Mexican border

    Highway 80 in southeastern Arizona is an eerie ride in this otherwise beautiful stretch of jagged mountains, boulder-strewn landscapes and powder-blue skies. U.S. border patrol vehicles punctuate this scenic and lightly traveled road, which stretches...
  • Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture

    Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture
    In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture. Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
  • In Mexico, activist mother of missing man is slain

    In Mexico, activist mother of missing man is slain
    For 2 1/2 years, Sandra Luz Hernandez, like so many Mexican mothers, searched for her missing son. Her activism grew steadily over time. She hung posters of her son and others who had disappeared. She led marches through her hometown of Culiacan, in the...
  • Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband

    Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband
    The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces. The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy...
  • Alleged California-based hit man pleads guilty to murder in Alabama

    Alleged California-based hit man pleads guilty to murder in Alabama
    An alleged hit man charged in 11 killings in California and Florida pleaded guilty to murder in Alabama on Thursday. Jose Manuel Martinez, a 52-year-old self-described enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel, pleaded guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in...
  • L.A. is 'epicenter' of cartel money laundering, U.S. official says

    L.A. is 'epicenter' of cartel money laundering, U.S. official says
    Federal agents launched a series of raids in the downtown Los Angeles fashion district on Wednesday and seized an estimated $65 million in cash and other assets they allege were part of a widespread attempt by Mexican drug cartels to launder narcotics...
  • Alabama killer extradited to California to face multiple murder charges

    Alabama killer extradited to California to face multiple murder charges
    A man who allegedly told authorities he had been a hit man for a Mexican drug cartel has been extradited to California to face multiple counts of murder for a string of killings that plagued the Central Valley for three decades, officials said Friday....
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • La Crescenta, La Caņada residents caught up in downtown Los Angeles raid

    Two local residents, one from La Crescenta and another from La Caņada Flintridge, were among those caught up in an early morning raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday in connection with investigations into alleged money laundering schemes...
  • L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe

    L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe
    Sinaloa cartel bosses had a problem. They were holding a hostage and needed to get the $140,000 ransom his family agreed to pay from the United States to Mexico in the form of pesos. Worried a wire transfer would alert authorities, the drug...
  • George Yu hungers to bring new restaurants to Chinatown

     George Yu hungers to bring new restaurants to Chinatown
    George Yu is navigating his midnight blue Chevy Traverse down Chinatown's narrow Bamboo Lane on an early August afternoon, envisioning a row of street food stalls as part of the neighborhood festival Chinatown Summer Nights that he helps organize. Maybe...