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  • Cartel violence ramps up in Mexican border state of Tamaulipas

    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico In the troubled state of Tamaulipas, authorities are bracing for widening conflict that in recent days has left more than 30 people dead and, in this city bordering Texas, led to a spate of kidnappings and extortion. The mayhem comes...
  • L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form

    L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form
    It could be argued, maybe not by snooty art historians but certainly by congenitally low-brow connoisseurs of kitsch, that to be famous in America, truly iconic, one's likeness must be painted on black velvet. Step into a cramped, dimly lit storefront...
  • At least 36 people killed in Mexican bus crash

    At least 36 people killed in Mexican bus crash
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 36 people were killed and four injured on Sunday when a bus crashed into the back of a truck in eastern Mexico and caught fire, the government of the state of Veracruz said. The bus had left Villahermosa in Tabasco...
  • Mexican 'self-defense' group demands government free prisoners

    Mexican 'self-defense' group demands government free prisoners
    A top leader of a vigilante "self-defense" group in the western state of Michoacan on Friday gave the Mexican government an ultimatum: free captured members of the movement by May 10 or expect all hell to break loose. Jose Manuel Mireles said if members...
  • Gunfights kill at least 15 in Mexican border state

    MEXICO CITY -- At least 15 people were killed in brazen shootouts over the weekend in the large coastal city of Tampico, in a border state that had been experiencing a relative lull in organized-crime-related violence. Mayor Gustavo Torres said Monday...
  • 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...
  • Don't rush to judge Supreme Court on gay rights or religious rights

    Don't rush to judge Supreme Court on gay rights or religious rights
    Whether a business can refuse to do business with same-sex couples may be a hot political topic, but it’s apparently not ready for prime time at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the court declined to review a decision by the New Mexico Supreme...
  • 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...
  • Mexico cartel figure has been cooperating with US

    WASHINGTON In what appeared to be a new blow to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, the imprisoned son of the cartel's co-leader offered a secret guilty plea to narcotics trafficking charges last year and has been cooperating ever since with U.S. agents, prosecutors...
  • Alleged California-based hit man 'ready to 'fess up,' official says

    A Central California man who claims to have killed more than 30 people during his time as a contract killer for an unnamed Mexican drug cartel has told authorities he's "ready to 'fess up," an official involved in the investigation said. Jose Manuel...
  • 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...