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2008-06-15 18:00:26

California motorists are heading across the U.S.-Mexico border into Tijuana to escape record-high gas prices, officials say. Although diesel was in short supply in Saturday at some Tijuana gas stations, they are keeping up with increased demand for regular unleaded and premium gasoline, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. Regular unleaded gasoline sells for $2.54 per gallon in the city, premium for $3.20 per gallon and diesel for $2.20 per gallon, the newspaper reported. At a...

2008-05-03 12:00:23

By ELLIOT SPAGAT TIJUANA, Mexico -- Soldiers held Tijuana's main hospital in a virtual lockdown Tuesday as doctors treated eight drug traffickers wounded in running shootouts in this border city, the most violent in Mexico. Even jaded residents feel caught in the crossfire between drug smugglers and federal troops. Hospitals, schools, and even taco-and- beer tourism are suddenly on the front lines of a raging turf war. The latest bout of violence exploded Saturday, when rival...

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2008-04-26 00:00:00

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, the fragile salt marshes at the mouth of the Tijuana River are clinging to life as one of the last vestiges of undeveloped California coast, where tall grasses sway gently in the breeze and rare birds stop to nest. Just across the border is another landscape: old tires, plastic bottles, raw sewage and vast amounts of filthy sediment, all of it threatening to wash across the divide and spoil one of California's few surviving coastal wetlands. Conservationists are...

2007-02-15 09:00:41

Nascent Food Service (OTCBB:NCTW), a company seeking to become one of the largest food distributorships in Mexico, announced today that it has opened a full service warehouse and distribution center in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico, and named food industry executive, Eduardo Ortiz Lopez as the General Manager in that location. The opening of the Ensenada distribution center allows more efficient and cost effective distribution to the whole municipality of Ensenada which stretches from the...

2006-07-02 22:51:30

By Magdiel Hernandez NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S.-based Mexicans swamped polling stations south of the border on Sunday in a rush to vote in a tight presidential election with high stakes for crime-weary border residents. A large stream of Mexicans trekked on foot and piled into cars to cross the border and vote in towns from Tijuana in the west to Nuevo Laredo below Texas. Several polling stations were overwhelmed by the number of expatriates who showed up to...

2006-07-02 15:19:45

By Magdiel Hernandez NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of expatriate Mexicans streamed south of the U.S. border on Sunday to vote in their homeland in a tight race with high stakes for crime-weary border residents. A large stream of U.S.-based Mexicans trekked on foot and piled into cars to vote in a string of gritty border towns from Tijuana in the west to Nuevo Laredo below Texas. Electoral authorities were taken by surprise at the number of expatriates who showed up....

2006-06-30 11:12:06

By Tim Gaynor TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hitmen strafe two women with machine guns, severed heads are dumped in garbage bags near the U.S. border and outside public offices in Acapulco, a police chief is gunned town in a Caribbean tourist resort. The grisly murders, all in the past week, are among the latest in an increasingly savage and spectacular wave of drug gang violence sweeping across Mexico as the country heads to the polls in a presidential vote on Sunday. The dead are...

2006-06-27 16:43:21

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a senior police officer in the Mexican resort of Cancun on Monday night, blowing his head open in the latest grisly assassination to hit the country. Police officials in Cancun said local police chief of staff Wilfrido Flores, 56, and his bodyguard were shot dead in their car in a busy avenue in the Caribbean resort, one of Mexico's biggest tourist pulls, just before midnight. However they played down links to a spate of similar killings in...

2006-06-25 12:52:07

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Kidnappers killed four policemen in southern Mexico, gagging and shooting three and beheading another in the latest attack on officers ahead of next week's presidential election, officials said on Sunday. Local police said the four were kidnapped last week in a remote part of Guerrero state, home to the once-glamorous Pacific resort Acapulco, which has become a key front in a battle between drug traffickers and the government. A police spokesman said a drugs...

2006-05-18 23:27:33

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Traffic into Mexico from the United States through the world's busiest land border crossing was blocked for several hours on Thursday after U.S. authorities shot and killed a driver who refused to stop. Mexican news reports said U.S. authorities shot dead a driver heading into Mexico at the San Ysidro border post linking San Diego with the Mexican border city of Tijuana after he refused to stop and hit a border guard standing in his way. The Televisa...