April 11, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Debate is intensifying over armed vigilante patrols that have sprung up in crime-plagued sections of rural Mexico, particularly in the state of Guerrero, where some patrols joined forces this week with a radical teachers union that has been wreaking havoc with massive protests, vandalism and violent confrontations with police. The two groups, on the surface, would appear to have little in common. The vigilante patrols, typically made up of masked campesinos , are among dozens that have emerged in the countryside in recent months, purporting to protect their communities from the depredations of the drug cartels.
October 21, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- A hurricane with sustained winds of up to 120 mph was spinning off of Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, threatening to bring more suffering to a country still recovering from dozens of deaths and massive destruction caused by a combined hurricane and tropical storm last month. Hurricane Raymond, classified as a Category 3 storm, was about 125 miles south-southwest of the resort city of Zihuatanejo early Monday morning, its eye approximately 12 miles wide, according to Conagua, Mexico's national water commission.
November 16, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- At least 25 bodies have been reported found in two clandestine graves, underscoring Mexico's enduring problems of people who go missing and the dead who are never identified. Nineteen bodies were pulled from a mass grave on Jalisco state's border with Michoacan state, an especially troubled region where drug cartels are battling one another, authorities and armed civilian vigilante groups. An additional six bodies were found in another clandestine burial pit near the tourist-destination city of Acapulco, authorities said Friday.
January 22, 2006
I'M sure I won't be the only one to write about your suggestion to "take the risk of getting traveler's diarrhea" in your story on college students' travel tips ["Fear Not Frog Leg Soup, and Other Tips," Travel Insider, Jan. 8]. Perhaps I was thinking that when I ate seafood at a quaint little eatery on the waterfront of Puerto Montt, Chile. I contracted hepatitis A. I also ate oysters on the beach in Acapulco, Mexico, to my strong regret. My wife contracted E. coli from a meal at a nice restaurant in Lyon and spent five days in hospitals in France.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1985 |
Tom Flores has suffered from emphysema for most of his 70 years, but over the past 10 it has been so hard to breathe that he did not dare stray far from home during vacations. Then, last year, a medically supervised cruise sponsored by John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek gave Flores the chance to see the world, worry-free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1987 |
Three San Pedro residents whose yacht had capsized and sank in a storm were landed safely on the southern coast of Mexico Tuesday by the fishing vessel that rescued them after they had drifted for eight days in a life raft. "It was a terrible experience," recalled retired free-lance photographer Fred Poore, 56, Tuesday night after he and his wife, Patsy, and their friend, Ernest Carson, 47, reached the small port of Salina Cruz, more than 300 miles below Acapulco.
February 14, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who made history last year as the first double amputee runner to compete in the Olympics using prosthetic blades, will spend the night in jail Thursday after he was charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend at his house, prosecutors said. The National Prosecuting Authority said Pistorius would remain in custody until his hearing Friday, when police intend to oppose bail. Reeva Steenkamp, a 30-year-old model, died after being shot several times in the head and arm in Pistorius' house in an upscale suburb in Pretoria.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1987 |
Ten people in the Los Angeles area have begun receiving preventive treatment for rabies after being exposed to an infected stray cat that was found in Acapulco by an unsuspecting North Hollywood woman and brought to the United States two weeks ago. County health authorities said Monday it is the first recorded instance in 12 years in Los Angeles County of anyone being exposed to the deadly disease.
June 3, 1990 |
EVERYBODY IN LA JOLLA knew the Brodericks. Daniel T. Broderick III and his wife, Betty, seemed to have a classic society-page marriage. Dan was a celebrity in local legal circles. Armed with degrees from both Harvard Law School and Cornell School of Medicine, the prominent malpractice attorney was aggressive, persuasive and cunning--a $1-million-a-year lawyer at the top of his game.