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November 29, 1997 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican authorities say a suspected gunman for the Tijuana drug cartel, slain in a Thanksgiving Day attack on a Tijuana journalist, may have been a member of the California prison-based Mexican Mafia. The involvement of David Barron Corona in the assassination attempt on editor Jesus Blancornelas was the latest twist in a series of cross-border crimes that underscore the transnational character of the drug empire allegedly run by the Arellano Felix brothers, U.S. and Mexican federal sources say.
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May 23, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - A Mexican drug cartel commander pleaded guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder in a 2011 ambush south of the border that left one American agent dead and a second injured, and which sharply strained U.S.-Mexico relations. The commander, Julian Zapata Espinoza, 32, also known as Piolin, joined three other defendants who had previously pleaded guilty to various charges related to the shooting. The developments in federal District Court in Washington also provided new details about the attack.
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September 19, 1998 | PATRICK McDONNELL and KEN ELLINGWOOD and HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The principal target of the massacre that left 18 people dead just outside this Baja California resort was a known drug gang leader, and the killings were probably the result of a feud between drug traffickers, Mexican officials said Friday. Fermin Castro, also known to authorities as "the Ice Man," was critically wounded in Thursday's predawn attack, in which Castro and 20 members of his extended family, including eight children, were dragged from their beds and shot execution-style.
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March 14, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson
Three people associated with the U.S. Consulate in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez have been killed in drive-by shootings, U.S. officials said Sunday. Two of the dead were U.S. citizens, and the third was the Mexican spouse of a consulate employee. President Obama expressed outrage at the slayings in a statement from the White House. FOR THE RECORD: A subheadline on an earlier version of this article said a U.S. Consulate worker and his wife had been killed.
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August 5, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Gunmen walked into a border restaurant and fired more than 100 rounds at a single table, in an incident that left six people dead and three others wounded in what may have been part of a war for control of the Juarez drug cartel. One of the dead was a prison official who was gunned down outside, apparently after he walked from a nearby bar to investigate the shooting.
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July 8, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Buena Park man accused of using a high-powered rifle to ambush cars with California license plates was being held by Mexican police Wednesday in Tijuana in the killing of a Southern California woman. Dennis Albert Macchione, 33, denied in a jailhouse interview that he was the sniper who opened fire last weekend along a Baja California highway crowded with American tourists. Macchione blamed the shootings on a drunken friend, whom he refused to identify.
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January 23, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even by Mexican standards of corruption, the case was jolting: In an apparent sting operation, police nabbed as a suspect the top federal law enforcement official overseeing the border drug-trafficking hub of Ciudad Juarez. Norberto Suarez Gomez, the Mexican attorney general's chief representative in the state of Chihuahua, was arrested Dec. 30 on suspicion of trying to sell a law enforcement job for nearly half a million dollars.
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June 14, 1990 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Killings, torture and other mistreatment by federal and state police have become an "institutionalized part of Mexican society," a human rights organization charged Wednesday. In releasing its 114-page report on human rights abuses in Mexico, Americas Watch also expressed doubt that last week's formation of a high-profile Human Rights Commission by the Mexican government would do much to alter widespread abuses.
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July 9, 1999 | H.G. REZA and RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police in Mexico said Thursday that Dennis Albert Macchione, the Buena Park man accused of using a high-powered rifle to ambush cars and kill a Southern California woman, has led them to a hilltop where they recovered a rifle and shell casings. Macchione, 33, of Buena Park, has denied being the sniper and said an unidentified accomplice who escaped to the United States is to blame. However, Police Cmdr.
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July 29, 1994 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three San Diego men were among four people killed in the latest burst of apparent drug-related violence in this border city, officials said Thursday. Mexican police were searching for two men who fled after the Wednesday afternoon shootout at a busy intersection. Police said there could be a link to an arson that destroyed a car May 11 in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista. Two of the dead men were witnesses to that fire, said police spokesman Bill Robinson.
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January 23, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even by Mexican standards of corruption, the case was jolting: In an apparent sting operation, police nabbed as a suspect the top federal law enforcement official overseeing the border drug-trafficking hub of Ciudad Juarez. Norberto Suarez Gomez, the Mexican attorney general's chief representative in the state of Chihuahua, was arrested Dec. 30 on suspicion of trying to sell a law enforcement job for nearly half a million dollars.
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January 18, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The governor of the violence-plagued state of Chihuahua narrowly escaped being killed Wednesday, allegedly by a former policewoman reported to have a history of psychological problems. Gov. Patricio Martinez was listed in good condition after a bullet grazed his head. His alleged assailant, identified as 30-year-old Victoria Loya, was arrested at the scene. She had been fired from the state police force in 1997 after attacking her husband, officials said.
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September 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
An American convicted of a sniper attack that killed another U.S. citizen on a coastal highway in Baja California has been sentenced to more than 46 years in prison, Mexican authorities said Tuesday. Dennis Albert A. Macchione, 34, of Buena Park was convicted by a judge of murder in the shooting of Debra Lynn Campos, 46, of Brawley, the Baja California state attorney general's office said in a news release.
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July 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A second attorney for a man accused of being a major drug trafficker was found shot to death five weeks after the suspect was ordered to stand trial on weapons charges. The Mexico state attorney general's office confirmed that the bullet-riddled body of Eugenio Zafra Garcia was found outside his house in Toluca, the state capital west of Mexico City.
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March 24, 2000 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN and JOSE DIAZ BRISENO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a hail of gunfire in the heart of the Mexican capital, attackers Thursday wounded a former top anti-drug official whom U.S. authorities recently had accused of aiding narcotics kingpins, local media reported. The shooting of Cuauhtemoc Herrera Suastegui, along with a recent mysterious death, rocked the Justice Ministry, the main Mexican institution fighting the U.S.-bound drug trade.
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September 4, 1999 | From Reuters
Mexican court officials have brought formal charges against six people accused in the slaying of television personality Francisco "Paco" Stanley, including the victim's close friend and comic sidekick. Judge Rafael Guerrero of Mexico City's 55th District criminal court late Thursday ordered the six to remain in jail pending trial, deputy criminal prosecutor Hugo Vera told Formula radio station Friday.
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November 6, 1997 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an apparent escalation of conflict in the troubled southern state of Chiapas, gunmen attacked a convoy carrying a Roman Catholic bishop who has been deeply involved in peace talks with the Zapatista rebels, the bishop's office said Wednesday. Bishop Samuel Ruiz was unharmed, but three other church workers in the convoy were wounded, according to a communique from the bishop's office in Chiapas.
NEWS
April 24, 1988
Gunmen who held 42 people hostage at a Mexican bank in the Pacific coast city of Los Mochis last week got away with about $52,000, the government newspaper El Nacional reported. Neither police nor bank officials have confirmed the amount taken. About 1,000 police and other security personnel are searching for the seven assailants, believed to have fled into the mountains, police officials said.
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July 14, 1999 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Buena Park man charged in the sniping death of a Southern California woman in Mexico has one year to prove his innocence or face up to 50 years in prison, a Mexican judge ruled Tuesday. A review of the case showed that Dennis Albert Macchione fired the rifle shot that killed Debra Lynn Campos of Brawley July 2, said Judge Hector Manuel Gil Rivera in Tijuana. Campos was shot while riding in a pickup with two companions on the toll road south of Rosarito.
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July 9, 1999 | H.G. REZA and RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police in Mexico said Thursday that Dennis Albert Macchione, the Buena Park man accused of using a high-powered rifle to ambush cars and kill a Southern California woman, has led them to a hilltop where they recovered a rifle and shell casings. Macchione, 33, of Buena Park, has denied being the sniper and said an unidentified accomplice who escaped to the United States is to blame. However, Police Cmdr.
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