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Seven reputed Montebello-area gang members have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in at least half a dozen killings stemming from ongoing rivalries over drugs and turf, authorities said Wednesday. The arrests made by Montebello police and...
TONATICO, Mexico — Armando Guadarrama was navigating his taxi through the narrow streets of this central Mexico pueblo on a recent Saturday morning, some 2,000 miles from the Beltway. But like many here, Guadarrama was up-to-the-minute with the...
Tags: Politics, Photography, Migration, Arts, Immigration
This post has been corrected, as noted below.San Francisco prosecutors are looking for a former member of the Billionaire Boys Club accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving a taxi last year. San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascón announced Thursday that Reza Eslaminia, 52, was...
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Guadalajara police commander Juan Carlos Martinez took Mexico's national police vetting exam in April 2012. He failed. But no one in government would tell him why. A few months later, he received a phone call from a man...
MEXICO CITY -- Central American migrants crossing Mexico’s Veracruz state were attacked by a violent drug-and-extortion gang, an activist organization said, the latest bloody harassment of people attempting to reach the United States. At least...
NEW YORK -- As Zach Braff and the people behind “Veronica Mars” could tell you, crowd sourcing isn’t a half-bad way to raise some money for a film. But can it enable new forms of creativity too? That's what the longtime Hollywood...
MEXICO CITY—Mexican drug cartels are striving to become “key players in the European drugs market,” Europol officials said Friday. Their statement, issued from Europol headquarters in the Hague, said that Mexican criminals have...
Two Silicon Valley men were sentenced Monday for a "sextortion" plot in which they tried to extort professional poker players with threats of publicizing naked photographs and other private information stolen from email accounts. Tyler Schrier, 23, of...
Tags: Prosecution, Email, Court Preliminary, Punishment, Lawyers
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.Paramount Pictures may stand to gain a great deal from its forthcoming "Pain & Gain," but for Marc Schiller, it's only generating pain. Schiller, an accountant who resides in Boca Raton, Fla., was a victim of the Sun Gym gang, whose exploits are...
Re "Brown vows fight over prisons," April 13 Federal courts have found the overcrowding and inmate healthcare in California's prisons intolerable, even though Gov. Jerry Brown says officials are "doing the best job possible." Maybe they're both right...
CARACAS, Venezuela — When state Gov. Henrique Capriles ran unsuccessfully for president in October against longtime incumbent Hugo Chavez, he largely ignored a series of smears alleging that he was a Nazi or sexual pervert, saying he wouldn't...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Government
MEXICO CITY -- Activists are attempting to spotlight human rights issues during President Obama's visit this week to Mexico, urging him to publicly condemn what they describe as Mexico’s abysmal record of torture, killings and forced...
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