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November 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
Four people, including a U.S. citizen and a legal permanent American resident, have been arrested here and charged with child selling after two of them allegedly offered $5,000 to a father in exchange for his 3-year-old son, police said Saturday.
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November 1, 2005 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
Mexican authorities are searching for a drug cartel gunman in connection with last week's execution-style slaying of a Tijuana priest. Luis Chavez Garcia, a 31-year-old career criminal who escaped from prison last year, is believed to have shot Father Luis Velazquez Romero six times in a popular restaurant district, police said. The priest was killed after attempting to break up a bar fight between Chavez's associates and another group, police said.
WORLD
October 27, 2005 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
The execution-style killing of a popular priest in an upscale restaurant district here has touched off an outpouring of grief and pushed the homicide rate to record heights. At a funeral Mass on Wednesday, about 2,000 people mourned the death of Father Luis Velazquez Romero, 52, an outspoken cleric known for his social activism. He was gunned down Monday morning in his 1993 Ford Thunderbird in a parking lot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Roman Catholic priest was found fatally shot inside his car in a popular restaurant district, the latest victim in a violent crime wave sweeping this border city. Luis Velasquez Romero, 52, was handcuffed before being shot six times in his head and neck Monday, authorities said. Because of the execution style of the attack, they suspect the killing was an organized-crime hit. Velasquez, church officials said, had no disciplinary record.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2005 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
Two sisters and a boy died Tuesday when their homes were damaged in separate landslides in an impoverished area of Tijuana where people have built shanties in steep ravines. Jose Antonio Aguirre Andrade, 5, was sleeping in his room when a rain-soaked hillside gave way and buried part of his home, said Humberto Garcia Gomez, director of Tijuana's civil protection department. Nearby a few hours later, Marta Angelica Tapia, 8, and Maria Del Carmen Tapia, 13, were killed in another landslide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Mexican and U.S. officials have controlled an outbreak of Mediterranean fruit flies in Tijuana, but they are not yet declaring the pests eradicated. No larvae have been found since Oct. 20, and no adults have been found since Oct. 26, said Nicholas Gutierrez, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official.
WORLD
August 3, 2004 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
A gambling tycoon with a populist streak and a shadowy past appeared Monday to have won the narrowest of victories in Tijuana's mayoral election, giving the Institutional Revolutionary Party a major upset in a border city it has not governed for 15 years.
WORLD
August 2, 2004 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
The Institutional Revolutionary Party, which ruled Mexico for most of the 20th century, was battling to retake Tijuana and cling to the governorship of Oaxaca as voters cast ballots Sunday in state and local elections that could shape the 2006 presidential race. After an evening of counting, both contests looked too close to call and were generating disputes over alleged irregularities that could take days to resolve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A moderate earthquake centered offshore about 45 miles west of Tijuana rattled that city and San Diego on Tuesday afternoon, but there were no reports of major damage or injury. Seismologists at Caltech said the 5.2-magnitude temblor occurred at 3:29 p.m. They said it had not been determined whether the quake was on a known fault. The quake was felt as far away as Los Angeles and the Palm Springs area.
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June 11, 2004 | Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer
The images blur and body-slam together like a rough cut of a kung-fu movie: A machine gun in stark monochrome silhouette. Grainy photos of airline passengers being herded off to who-knows-where. A man scaling a fence. Osama bin Laden framed by a bull's-eye. Enigmatic phrases in Spanish, spliced together like old Chevy parts in some back-alley chop shop. Splattered across a section of the infamous wall that keeps Mexico at arm's length from the United States -- or is it the other way around?
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