CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2010 |
Bruce Beresford-Redman, a successful reality TV producer, and his wife, Monica, the owner of a popular Westside nightclub, left Los Angeles with their two children last week for a resort in Cancun, Mexico. Family members say the couple were trying to repair a marriage that had been fraying in recent months. Monica Beresford-Redman had recently discovered that her husband had had an affair, relatives say. The pair were scheduled to come home Thursday -- Monica's 42nd birthday.
March 14, 2010
Chile More than two weeks after a magnitude-8.8 earthquake and tsunami waves struck Chile, ravaging the country's south-central coast and killing hundreds, travel and transportation appeared to be heading back to normal. At first, the quake paralyzed the country's tourism industry. Scores of flights were canceled, and many passengers were stranded for days in Santiago, the capital. Last week, LAN, Chile's national air carrier, said it was once again operating flights to all domestic and international destinations.
September 10, 2009 |
Men threatening to blow up an Aeromexico flight from Cancun and demanding to speak to the nation's president forced the jet to land at a remote part of the Mexico City airport Wednesday. But all 104 passengers were freed, and the would-be hijackers quickly detained. No one was hurt in what turned out to be a brief hijacking and a bloodless rescue. "There was no bomb in the aircraft," Communications and Transport Minister Juan Molinar Horcasitas said. "All the passengers are safe."
March 2, 2009 |
The suspect cruised around in an SUV that had been reported stolen. He toted corrido music glorifying drug smugglers and hit men, and allegedly helped them operate in this beach resort. And until a few weeks ago, he was Cancun's police chief. Now Francisco Velasco is in custody in Mexico City while federal authorities investigate whether he took part in the killing last month of a retired army general who had been hired to revamp the city's police force.
February 12, 2009 |
Mexican soldiers have arrested a suspected drug cartel hit man on accusations that he orchestrated the killing of retired army Brig. Gen. Mauro Enrique Tello, who had been hired to root out corruption in the resort town of Cancun, a Defense Department official said. Prosecutors also asked a judge to place under arrest Cancun Police Chief Francisco Velasco as they investigate whether he protected the Zetas, a group of hit men for the Gulf cartel, said Marisela Morales, deputy attorney general for organized crime.
February 10, 2009 |
The federal government detained Cancun's police chief Monday to ask him about the torture and killing of a retired army general near the resort city, Mayor Gregorio Sanchez said. It was unclear whether Police Chief Francisco Velasco, who was taken to the capital, was considered a suspect in the slayings of decorated Brig. Gen. Mauro Enrique Tello, an active-duty lieutenant and a civilian. The three were found dead Feb. 3 in a bullet-riddled SUV. Sanchez did not give further details.
February 4, 2009 |
The bodies of a longtime Mexican army general and two associates were discovered early Tuesday on a highway to Cancun, the latest execution-style victims of the violence sweeping Mexico. Brig. Gen. Mauro Enrique Tello, who left the army last month and was working as a security consultant for the mayor of Cancun, is one of the highest-ranking officials killed in lawlessness fueled by drug trafficking and other gangland crime.
October 1, 2008 |
Mexico plans to spend 1 billion pesos ($91.6 million) to replace sand on the Caribbean beaches of Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya that has been eroded away by storms, threatening to turn off tourists.