| Sep 19, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Last fall's slaying of Mario Gonzalez, the brother of a Mexican state prosecutor, shocked people on both sides of the border. Sensational news reports revealed that cartel hit men had tortured Gonzalez, and forced him to make a videotaped "confession"...
| Jun 28, 2011
A Roman Catholic priest who has long championed the cause of migrant workers denounced on Monday what he said was another mass kidnapping of undocumented Central Americans, purportedly yanked from a train by masked gunmen in southern Mexico.
| Mar 3, 2011
The Los Angeles Community College District had launched a $5.7-billion campaign to modernize its nine campuses, and district leaders wanted the world to know. They hired marketing consultant Joan Marshall to help spread the word.
She worked closely...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
CULIACAN, Mexico — For generations, the extended Hernandez family tended fields of marijuana high in Sinaloa's western Sierra Madre highlands.
They sold their crops to representatives of the Sinaloa cartel for a fraction of what the drug would...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 4:26 PM
Amid a bloody war against drug cartels, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday that he was sending Congress a plan to overhaul the country's police system by doing away with local forces, long a weak link in law enforcement.
| Sep 28, 2010
A mayor who took the job when every other official in his town quit out of fear of drug traffickers was reported slain Monday, the fifth Mexican mayor killed in six weeks.
Authorities said Gustavo Sanchez, mayor of the town of Tancitaro in Michoacan...
| Sep 2, 2010
Fresh off this week's capture of a notorious drug lord, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared Wednesday that his sustained assault on organized crime and efforts to clean up the police were paying off.
In the president's annual state of the nation...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 4:29 PM
He is the rare Mexican lawman feared by organized crime. Tijuana's secretary of public security has chased out major drug traffickers, purged his force of corrupt cops, and helped set the stage for the return of investment and tourism.
It may not be...
| Aug 19, 2010
Spiraling drug-war violence in Mexico's wealthiest region has claimed the life of a prominent mayor — kidnapped Sunday and found dead Wednesday — and prompted demands from panicked residents for army protection.
Edelmiro Cavazos was mayor...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 5:01 PM
Mexican authorities on Friday announced the arrest of six police officers as suspects in the slaying this week of the mayor of a wealthy northern city.
The suspects include a police agent who served as the mayor's bodyguard. But as Jose Alberto Rodriguez...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Mexico Violence Peace Activist: Another member of a Mexican peace movement has been slain, the second such incident in less than two weeks. Also, Mexican President Felipe Calderon used a televised interview to defend himself against a lawsuit brought by a...