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July 12, 2012 | By William C. Rempel
SAN LUIS, Ariz. - The powerful Sinaloa drug cartel is believed to be behind one of the most sophisticated and well-engineered smuggling tunnels ever found along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to U.S. drug enforcement officials who announced the discovery Thursday in Yuma. The “fully operational” tunnel is a 755-foot passageway, tall enough for a 6-foot person to walk through, that burrows under the border fence, a park and a water canal. It connects a small, nondescript warehouse on the U.S. side to an inoperative ice manufacturing plant behind a strip club in Mexico.
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NEWS
August 16, 2012 | By Sandra Hernandez
Middleweight boxer Alfredo Angulo has had some tough fights in his career, including 17 knockouts, according to the Ring , a website that bills itself as the bible of boxing. But the Mexican pugilist may not have been prepared for his latest battle that required he spend eight months in an El Centro immigration detention facility. The big question is why Angulo was detained in the first place. He reportedly overstayed his U.S. visa, but he had no criminal record, circumstances that typically aren't supposed to land someone in detention.
NATIONAL
January 12, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times
BISBEE, Ariz. - For the last 20 years, they have descended on the sun-bleached desert lands in southeastern Arizona near the Mexican border. Longtime locals say they damage irrigation lines, tread on land without permission, alienate merchants and contribute to a sense of unease that didn't use to exist. But lately these complaints are aimed not so much at people arriving illegally from Mexico as they are at the federal forces sent to stop them. Residents say the deployment of hundreds of agents - armed, uniformed and omnipresent - and millions of dollars in new infrastructure have created a military-like occupation in their once-sleepy hamlets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
SAN YSIDRO - Two eternal truths about crossing the Mexican border: It's worth the drive to Rosarito Beach for Tacos El Yaqui. And coming back is hell. In the last several years, crossing the border from the Mexican side has become a test of nerves. Two-, three-, even four-hour waits are typical. As you burn gas, jockey for position in the lanes and swerve to avoid the vendors and begging children who weave on foot between cars, you are consumed by feelings of helplessness and rage that cannot be assuaged by all the striped blankets, Sponge Bob piñatas and plaster Last Suppers in the world.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1987 | Lily Eng \f7
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 707 people, mostly undocumented aliens, in a seven-hour operation Sunday at the San Clemente checkpoint, authorities said Monday. Most of the undocumented aliens were Mexican nationals who were arrested between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. at the Interstate 5 checkpoint, Border Patrol Supervising Agent Wayne Kirkpatrick said. Kirkpatrick said those arrested were taken by bus to the Mexican border and dropped off near Tijuana.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2008
Talk-show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of KFI-AM (640) will host a screening of the documentary "Border" on Tuesday as a fundraising event for imprisoned former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Joseph Compean. The men were convicted in 2006 of a variety of charges stemming from firing shots at a suspected drug smuggler on the Mexican border. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about immigration policies with Mexico, featuring "Border" filmmaker Chris Burgard; T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council; and others.
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