| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:44 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The driver of a stolen truck trying to evade arrest was shot by a San Diego police officer and a Border Patrol agent after ramming three vehicles with the truck, police said.
The driver suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:30 PM
MEXICO CITY — A group of armed men posing as public servants talked their way into a prison in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero early Friday and unleashed a bloody attack on inmates and guards, according to the state prosecutor’s office....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When Hebe Tabachnik explains the growing number of Latin movies in the Palm Springs International Film Festival, she reaches for a familiar Spanish proverb that translates, "Water seeps slowly through the stones."
Over time, that steady drip-drip has...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:01 PM
MEXICO CITY – Vigilantes who took over the main government building of a small Mexican city in Michoacan state after a weekend shootout with suspected criminals were refusing to release 11 police officers held as prisoners, officials said Tuesday....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:32 AM
MEXICO CITY — Nearly seven in 10 Mexican city dwellers believe that crime has rendered their cities unsafe, according to a new poll that underscores the ongoing challenge facing President Enrique Peña Nieto, who took office more than a year ago...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:04 PM
MEXICO CITY — Armed vigilante groups who have risen up to combat the vicious Knights Templar drug cartel in the Mexican state of Michoacan were surrounding the city of Apatzingan, a main cartel stronghold, Monday morning and were threatening to...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:12 PM
MEXICO CITY — Federal authorities rushed Monday to head off a mini-civil war in the "hot land" of Mexico's Michoacan state, urging rural vigilantes to lay down their arms and go home rather than attempt to seize a city of 90,000 that has become a...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:06 PM
OUTSIDE NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico — The men came down from the highlands to the north of here. They were armed with shotguns, shod in sneakers and dusty boots. Their aim was to rid the Michoacan city of Nueva Italia of the dreaded Knights Templar drug...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:56 AM
MEXICO CITY -- Twelve people are reportedly dead in the southern Mexican state of Michoacan after federal troops clashed with vigilante “self-defense” groups late Monday, following government demands that the groups stand down in their fight...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:03 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's attorney general said Thursday that he has proof that some of the arms being used by the vigilante “self-defense” groups of Michoacan state were supplied by a drug cartel, the Jalisco New Generation, according to news...