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August 16, 1990 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The family of a man who lapsed into a coma three weeks ago after gulping down a cocaine-laced Colombian soft drink has reversed their decision to disconnect his respirator after seeing movement in his arm and leg for the second consecutive day Wednesday. Doctors say 25-year-old Maximo Rene Menendez is brain dead. But on Tuesday his mother, who was moments away from giving approval to have her son removed from a respirator, saw him move slightly.
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August 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman who holds dual Irish and American citizenship has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for her role in an operation that shipped guns to Northern Ireland. Three reputed members of the Irish Republican Army face sentencing later. Authorities said the group wanted to disrupt the Northern Ireland peace accord.
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June 7, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the young Irish Republican Army soldier from Belfast on a mission to buy firearms, South Florida was a wonderland of weaponry. "We don't have gun shows in Ireland, and you see things here like you never imagined," said Conor Claxton.
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June 25, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Glynis Guerra Eligiga took the stand as the government's star witness against two Cuban Americans accused of profiting from human despair, she seemed almost as terrified as she had been the day she watched her family die beneath the smugglers' boat.
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June 11, 1994 | Associated Press
Seven people were charged Friday with smuggling 411 Haitian refugees to southern Florida in a case the prosecutor said was about "the exploitation of human misery." U.S. Atty. Kendall Coffey said six Haitian refugees were believed to have died during the voyage in a 65-foot wooden ship, which arrived off Miami on April 21. "This case is about trafficking in human cargo and the exploitation of human misery," Coffey said.
NEWS
March 15, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Prosecuting lawyers said they will seek the death penalty against three brothers accused of smuggling Cuban refugees to Miami, three of whom died. Abel Morejon, 34, of Miami, and his two brothers Nicandro, 38, and Jorge, 39, were charged with alien smuggling. The U.S. Coast Guard was alerted that the 24-foot High Seas was taking on water off the Florida coast when someone on board used a cellular telephone to call a relative in Miami.
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June 25, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Glynis Guerra Eligiga took the stand as the government's star witness against two Cuban Americans accused of profiting from human despair, she seemed almost as terrified as she had been the day she watched her family die beneath the smugglers' boat.
NEWS
August 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman who holds dual Irish and American citizenship has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for her role in an operation that shipped guns to Northern Ireland. Three reputed members of the Irish Republican Army face sentencing later. Authorities said the group wanted to disrupt the Northern Ireland peace accord.
OPINION
June 16, 2004 | Jody Freeman and Kal Raustiala, Jody Freeman teaches environmental law and Kal Raustiala teaches international law at UCLA Law School.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last week allowing Mexican trucks into the United States has inflamed environmental groups. The diesel exhaust from these trucks is a major public health threat, and many of them will have difficulty meeting U.S. safety requirements. But the case is not notable simply because the court once again ruled against environmental interests.
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March 28, 1986 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
Following a trail of drugs and cash, sheriff's investigators have seized 411.4 pounds of cocaine worth $112 million and arrested four suspects in what they called one of the largest such cocaine raids to date in Los Angeles County. The Wednesday seizure followed on the heels of another raid earlier that morning by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department and federal Drug Enforcement Administration, who confiscated another 200 pounds of cocaine worth $56.
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June 7, 2000 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the young Irish Republican Army soldier from Belfast on a mission to buy firearms, South Florida was a wonderland of weaponry. "We don't have gun shows in Ireland, and you see things here like you never imagined," said Conor Claxton.
NEWS
March 15, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Prosecuting lawyers said they will seek the death penalty against three brothers accused of smuggling Cuban refugees to Miami, three of whom died. Abel Morejon, 34, of Miami, and his two brothers Nicandro, 38, and Jorge, 39, were charged with alien smuggling. The U.S. Coast Guard was alerted that the 24-foot High Seas was taking on water off the Florida coast when someone on board used a cellular telephone to call a relative in Miami.
NEWS
June 11, 1994 | Associated Press
Seven people were charged Friday with smuggling 411 Haitian refugees to southern Florida in a case the prosecutor said was about "the exploitation of human misery." U.S. Atty. Kendall Coffey said six Haitian refugees were believed to have died during the voyage in a 65-foot wooden ship, which arrived off Miami on April 21. "This case is about trafficking in human cargo and the exploitation of human misery," Coffey said.
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August 16, 1990 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The family of a man who lapsed into a coma three weeks ago after gulping down a cocaine-laced Colombian soft drink has reversed their decision to disconnect his respirator after seeing movement in his arm and leg for the second consecutive day Wednesday. Doctors say 25-year-old Maximo Rene Menendez is brain dead. But on Tuesday his mother, who was moments away from giving approval to have her son removed from a respirator, saw him move slightly.
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