Los Angeles Times

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 00:00
In coming weeks the government will take down barricades erected by the self-defense groups at the entrance of many towns in the agricultural region known as the Tierra Caliente.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 00:00
One of the report's major findings involves the surge of methamphetamine smuggling across the California-Mexico border. The amount seized at the San Diego ports of entry tripled from 2009 to 2012, to more than 6,000 kilos.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 06:40
Participants agree to turn in their arms and sign a pledge of loyalty to Assad's government. In return, officials say, they are allowed to return to civilian life or to army units if they were deserters.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 00:00
Maduro said he was taking action because Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli criticized police actions against Venezuelan protesters.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:53
Now is the time to reassess the long-standing American anathema to military involvement in Africa's terrible wars.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 00:00
Scores of people have been killed in brutal land battles in rural Honduras but authorities have failed -- or refused -- to investigate, possibly bowing to moneyed interests.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 00:00
Without the resources to move big shipments of South American cocaine north to the United States, a smaller crime group may decide to go into the low-overhead businesses of kidnapping or extortion
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 00:00
It seemed there would be no invasion of Apatzingan, no bloody showdown with the cartel in its regional seat of power - at least for now.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 07:38
The coordinated operation against the Humanitarian Relief Foundation, or IHH, prompted the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to sack the senior police official responsible for conducting the raid.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 00:00
Mexican troops and federal police poured into the state of Michoacan on Tuesday in an attempt to restore order after clashes with the rural "self-defense" groups that at times have been their allies.

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