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May 9, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Several hundred merchants clashed with riot police in downtown Mexico City after police and government officials moved in to stop the sale of what they called contraband foreign goods. Reports on the number of people hurt ranged from 22 to 70. The merchants sold mainly clothes, shoes and electrical goods. "They destroyed a lot of our merchandise in the operation," one merchant said. Other vendors complained of being beaten by police who were backing up government inspectors.
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October 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
At least 21 inmates died Monday in a prison riot across the border from McAllen, Texas, as rival gangs fought a gun battle and set fire to the building. "There was a shootout and then a fire. There are charred bodies among the dead," said a spokesman at the local attorney general's office who declined to be named. Heavily armed soldiers quelled the fight and surrounded the prison, and anti-riot police wearing body armor patrolled the rooftops to prevent further disturbances.
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February 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
About 200 irate fans denied tickets to a dance broke through police lines, invaded the dance hall and started a free-for-all, injuring 35 people, the Excelsior news service reported Monday. Excelsior said the incident occurred Sunday night at the Benito Juarez hall in Guadalajara.
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August 26, 2000 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The She-Wolf has been captured, officials said Friday. Guadalupe Buendia, a notorious political boss who once ran this conglomeration of shantytowns east of Mexico City, was arrested outside Toluca, the capital of Mexico state, on charges that she masterminded a riot a week ago that left 15 people dead, an official in the attorney general's office told a local radio station.
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August 26, 2000 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The She-Wolf has been captured, officials said Friday. Guadalupe Buendia, a notorious political boss who once ran this conglomeration of shantytowns east of Mexico City, was arrested outside Toluca, the capital of Mexico state, on charges that she masterminded a riot a week ago that left 15 people dead, an official in the attorney general's office told a local radio station.
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May 9, 1997 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mexican government's struggle to retrain and reform the capital's notoriously corrupt police force suffered a major setback Thursday when hundreds of the first graduates of an ambitious police re-education program battled riot squads in a melee that left dozens injured and at least 17 under arrest.
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December 1, 1992 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican officials blame a weekend riot that caused $20 million in damage to a Mexican customs office across the border from Laredo, Tex., on smugglers upset by more effective enforcement of customs rules. The damage caused by the rioting shut two highway bridges at the border crossing--through which 38% of Mexico's total foreign trade passes--for several hours Sunday and early Monday morning. Cargo was moving normally again by 8:30 a.m. Monday, and no one was seriously injured.
NEWS
November 30, 1992 | from Associated Press
More than 2,000 people protesting tariffs on U.S. goods rioted at border crossings Sunday, torching buildings and forcing customs officers to flee, officials and witnesses said. The Customs Service closed two international bridges at Laredo, Tex., after the demonstration turned violent on the Mexican side. A boy was hit by a rock and seriously injured and dozens of other people suffered minor injuries in the melee, which ended by midafternoon, witnesses said.
NEWS
July 2, 1995 | From Reuters
Protesters burned down the town hall of this southwestern Mexican village Saturday, even as officials announced the arrest of two police commanders and eight agents for killing 17 peasants here last week. Members of the left-wing Southern Sierra Peasant Organization, to which the dead belonged, set the town hall on fire after a speech by former presidential candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas in which he called for a full investigation, radio reports said.
NEWS
December 15, 1993 | Reuters
At least 15 inmates were killed and 10 wounded in a riot sparked by gang warfare at a prison near Mexico City on Tuesday, officials said. "This morning at 9:35 a.m., a violent clash took place between prisoners . . . at the Almoloya de Juarez Social Readaptation Center," the state of Mexico said in a statement. Eleven of the dead were known to be inmates, and the identities of the others could not immediately be determined.
NEWS
May 9, 1997 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mexican government's struggle to retrain and reform the capital's notoriously corrupt police force suffered a major setback Thursday when hundreds of the first graduates of an ambitious police re-education program battled riot squads in a melee that left dozens injured and at least 17 under arrest.
NEWS
May 9, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Several hundred merchants clashed with riot police in downtown Mexico City after police and government officials moved in to stop the sale of what they called contraband foreign goods. Reports on the number of people hurt ranged from 22 to 70. The merchants sold mainly clothes, shoes and electrical goods. "They destroyed a lot of our merchandise in the operation," one merchant said. Other vendors complained of being beaten by police who were backing up government inspectors.
NEWS
July 2, 1995 | From Reuters
Protesters burned down the town hall of this southwestern Mexican village Saturday, even as officials announced the arrest of two police commanders and eight agents for killing 17 peasants here last week. Members of the left-wing Southern Sierra Peasant Organization, to which the dead belonged, set the town hall on fire after a speech by former presidential candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas in which he called for a full investigation, radio reports said.
NEWS
December 15, 1993 | Reuters
At least 15 inmates were killed and 10 wounded in a riot sparked by gang warfare at a prison near Mexico City on Tuesday, officials said. "This morning at 9:35 a.m., a violent clash took place between prisoners . . . at the Almoloya de Juarez Social Readaptation Center," the state of Mexico said in a statement. Eleven of the dead were known to be inmates, and the identities of the others could not immediately be determined.
NEWS
December 1, 1992 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican officials blame a weekend riot that caused $20 million in damage to a Mexican customs office across the border from Laredo, Tex., on smugglers upset by more effective enforcement of customs rules. The damage caused by the rioting shut two highway bridges at the border crossing--through which 38% of Mexico's total foreign trade passes--for several hours Sunday and early Monday morning. Cargo was moving normally again by 8:30 a.m. Monday, and no one was seriously injured.
NEWS
November 30, 1992 | from Associated Press
More than 2,000 people protesting tariffs on U.S. goods rioted at border crossings Sunday, torching buildings and forcing customs officers to flee, officials and witnesses said. The Customs Service closed two international bridges at Laredo, Tex., after the demonstration turned violent on the Mexican side. A boy was hit by a rock and seriously injured and dozens of other people suffered minor injuries in the melee, which ended by midafternoon, witnesses said.
WORLD
October 21, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
At least 21 inmates died Monday in a prison riot across the border from McAllen, Texas, as rival gangs fought a gun battle and set fire to the building. "There was a shootout and then a fire. There are charred bodies among the dead," said a spokesman at the local attorney general's office who declined to be named. Heavily armed soldiers quelled the fight and surrounded the prison, and anti-riot police wearing body armor patrolled the rooftops to prevent further disturbances.
SPORTS
June 14, 1998 | JIM MURRAY
The 1968 Mexico City Olympics will be remembered, if at all, by the sight of two African American medal-winning athletes standing on a victory stand, bowing their heads and lifting black-gloved fists in the air in protest. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, calling attention to social inequities at home in the land of Lincoln, produced the lasting image of those Games for history. In a way, it was too bad, a regrettable way for those Games to go down in history.
NEWS
February 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
About 200 irate fans denied tickets to a dance broke through police lines, invaded the dance hall and started a free-for-all, injuring 35 people, the Excelsior news service reported Monday. Excelsior said the incident occurred Sunday night at the Benito Juarez hall in Guadalajara.
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