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2006-05-18 22:00:47

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - A shooting at the world's busiest land border crossing stopped traffic entering Mexico from the United States for several hours on Thursday. Mexican news reports said U.S. authorities shot and killed a driver heading into Mexico at the San Ysidro border post linking San Diego with the Mexican border city of Tijuana. Television stations showed long traffic jams north of the crossing, through which more than 17 million vehicles and 41 million people entered...

2006-05-11 07:15:00

By Tim Gaynor OTAY MESA, California -- Dug by hand with the help of rogue mining engineers to link warehouses on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border, it was the longest, deepest and boldest drug smuggling tunnel found to date. But before the Mexican gang had even punched through a concrete floor to emerge opposite a washroom in a distribution depot in Otay Mesa, California, a crack law enforcement team with expertise honed in the hunt for Osama bin Laden was on their trail. Little known...

2006-05-11 07:13:17

By Tim Gaynor OTAY MESA, California (Reuters) - Dug by hand with the help of rogue mining engineers to link warehouses on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border, it was the longest, deepest and boldest drug smuggling tunnel found to date. But before the Mexican gang had even punched through a concrete floor to emerge opposite a washroom in a distribution depot in Otay Mesa, California, a crack law enforcement team with expertise honed in the hunt for Osama bin Laden was on their...

2006-05-02 13:40:00

By Tim Gaynor REYNOSA, Mexico -- Hard-partying U.S. teens and college students have long crossed the Rio Grande to knock back cheap beers and tequila shots in Mexico away from the watchful gaze of parents, teachers and police. Now, a move to legalize drug possession in Mexico is set to put wings on their traditional revels and create the type of weekend drug tourism more commonly seen in Europe. That worries local authorities already swamped by drug crime. "When I heard the news I said,...

2006-04-14 16:04:56

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Two Mexican police officers have been shot dead in Tijuana, local authorities said on Friday, the latest in a spate of police shootings along the U.S. border in recent months. The body of a homicide unit officer was found on Thursday, dumped inside the trunk of an abandoned car with U.S. number plates. He had been shot with three bullets. Separately, a police officer working with an anti-kidnap unit, was shot in the abdomen late on Thursday evening and...

2006-04-10 09:57:41

By Tim Gaynor TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Posing in a Mexican sombrero for a souvenir photograph, a tourist pauses to rub the snout of a zebra. Throwing back its ears it starts to shift, snort and heave until a rasping bray erupts. Actually painted donkeys, Tijuana's fake zebras have been part of life along a main strip of tequila bars and trinket stands in this fast-changing city south of San Diego, California, for more than seven decades. Daubed with black hair-dye stripes, the...

2006-04-10 09:55:00

By Tim Gaynor TIJUANA, Mexico - Posing in a Mexican sombrero for a souvenir photograph, a tourist pauses to rub the snout of a zebra. Throwing back its ears it starts to shift, snort and heave until a rasping bray erupts. Actually painted donkeys, Tijuana's fake zebras have been part of life along a main strip of tequila bars and trinket stands in this fast-changing city south of San Diego, California, for more than seven decades. Daubed with black hair-dye stripes, the white animals are...

2006-03-29 08:07:30

By Tim Gaynor TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurling himself over a steel fence into the no-man's-land between Mexico and California, an undocumented migrant sprints across a narrow strip lit by harsh arc lights and watched over by video cameras on tall posts. Before he can shin up a second barrier of tall concrete pillars topped with seismic sensors and a layer of steel mesh more than an arm's-length wide, U.S. Border Patrol agents close in fast and arrest him . That scene is repeated...

2006-02-24 15:53:18

By Tim Gaynor TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - A growing number of high-tech U.S. visas aimed at boosting security on the Mexico border may be winding up on the black market for sale or rent, U.S. officials said on Friday. At least 11,840 Laser Visas, issued to Mexican citizens for travel to the United States, were reported lost or stolen in two major border cities last year, up nearly 15 percent from 2004, they said. The credit card-sized documents, which include the bearers'...

2006-01-30 20:48:26

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Mexican citizen charged with conspiracy to smuggle drugs through a 2,400-foot (730-meter) tunnel under the Mexico-U.S. border appeared in court on Monday and was held without bail. Carlos Eugenio Cardenas-Calvillo, who was arrested over the weekend by immigration and customs agents, has ties to the warehouse in Otay Mesa, California, under which one of the tunnel entrances was located, investigators said in court documents. The tunnel, which had...