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NEWS
June 30, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavily armed gunmen kidnapped four U.S. missionaries on a remote ranch in the north but left them unharmed after a gun battle with troops and police, officials said. The Americans were recovered after the gunfight near the Mexican border in Guatemala's Peten region, national Police Chief Angel Conte Cojulun told a news conference. Blood found at the site indicated that one of the kidnappers may have been wounded.
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NEWS
May 30, 1989
The battle against illegal drugs and aliens has left unexpected casualties near the Mexican border: flat-tailed horned lizards flattened by off-road U.S. Border Patrol vehicles. Bureau of Land Management officials allege that Border Patrol agents not only kill the lizards but disregard off-limits signs and barriers, destroying archeological finds up to 10,000 years old in the Yuha Basin. The Yuha area, 25 miles north of the Mexican border, is one of four desert areas where the lizards live.
NEWS
March 3, 2011
Dusk can be one of the most beautiful times in the desert, as shown by Times reader "Alan66. " In this picture, the photographer captures two types of cactus silhouetted against the sunset in Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument . Can you guess what types they are? Time's up. On the left is the iconic saguaro cactus. That should have been easy. On the right is the organ pipe cactus, the namesake of the national monument. That should have been easy too. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, in southern Arizona near the Mexican border, was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Animal Planet's new reality show "Law on the Border" follows the K-9 unit of the Nogales Police Department as members "wage war" on crime in the Arizona border town, i.e., as they attempt to keep the drug smugglers, money launderers and purveyors of illegal immigrants on the other side of the three-mile-long, 20-foot-high fence. It is neither the first reality show to follow law enforcement officials patrolling the Mexican border - National Geographic has "Border Wars," ABC had "Homeland Security, USA" - nor is it the first to showcase the talents of a K-9 unit - Animal Planet already has "K-9 Cops" to its credit.
NATIONAL
October 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Padre Island National Seashore, the world's longest undeveloped barrier island, looks as if people have been using it as a dump for decades. Tons of debris swept up by Hurricane Ike last month were carried by Gulf of Mexico currents hundreds of miles to this ordinarily pristine landscape north of the Mexican border. Sections of roofs, refrigerators, loveseats, beds, TVs, hot tubs and holiday decorations litter the more than 60 miles of sand in the national park. Wildlife workers worry the trash will harm birds and other animals, including endangered turtles that nest here in the spring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1991 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL
Tourists and visitors to Mexico during the holiday season will be able to obtain temporary vehicle importation permits at the Mexican Consulate in Oxnard beginning today, consul officials said. The permits, which last six months, are required of everyone, regardless of nationality, who crosses the Mexican border with a vehicle registered outside that country. In the past, the permits could only be obtained at border crossings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Two men who led police on a high-speed car chase from Anaheim to the Mexican border were shot and injured by Mexican federal officers before being taken into custody, police said Saturday. The chase began shortly after midnight when Anaheim police tried to pull over a car being driven erratically near Beach Boulevard and Ball Road, Sgt. Rick Martinez said. The vehicle was chased onto the I-5, where the California Highway Patrol joined the pursuit, Martinez said.
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