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Cocaine becoming king in Peru

Peru’s new government under President Ollanta Humala is drawing up a broader, more sophisticated strategy that accepts that simply wiping out coca by force will not succeed.... Read more»

French accuser to meet DSK face-to-face

French accuser Tristane Banon will meet face-to-face with former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whom she has accused of attempted rape.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

Man convicted of murder, assault arrested

Nogales Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a 55-year-old man from Mexico for illegal re-entry into the Untied States on Thursday who was convicted of second-degree murder and assault in Maricopa County.... Read more»

2 sentenced to prison for illegally entering U.S.

Two Mexican nationals apprehended by the Border Patrol for illegally entering the United States were sentenced to prison on Sept. 16, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.... Read more»3

Violent crime remains high on tribal lands

The level of violent crime on reservations is still far higher than in other communities a year after broad measures to boost law enforcement took effect, officials told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday.... Read more»

Mexico

Is Calderón OK with legalizing pot?

Flanked between Mexican and U.S. flags, President Felipe Calderón was unleashing his familiar tirade against drug gangs in New York on Monday. But he dropped a bombshell: If the United States can’t cut demand for drugs, it must look for alternative solutions.... Read more»

Comic:

Death row is not a dinner party

Texas corrections officials have decided to end the practice of granting prisoners last meal requests.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

11 illegal immigrants found in abandoned house

Douglas Station Border Patrol Agents apprehended two women and nine men, all from Mexico and in the United States illegally, who were found in an abandoned house Wednesday.... Read more»

Texas to end last meals before executions

The long-standing tradition of allowing death row inmates one last special meal of their choosing before they enter the execution chamber ends immediately, said Brad Livingston, executive director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.... Read more»

Few satisfied by Obama's immigration policies

A task force created to help overhaul a controversial deportation program instead witnessed five of its 19 members resign last week, another sign the Obama administration’s immigration policy remains politically problematic.... Read more»1

Analysis

While assailing driving distractions, automakers pack in tempting gadgets

Even as they tell drivers to act responsibly and pay attention to the road, automakers are seeking to pump up sales by packing their new models with cutting-edge infotainment systems that encourage multi-tasking behind the wheel.... Read more»

SV man gets 57 months in prison for human smuggling

A Sierra Vista man was sentenced to 57 months in prison for smuggling illegal immigrants and making false statements, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Update: $2.4M in pot seized; suspect in killing arrested

Border Patrol agents seized more than 2 tons of marijuana, a gun and a stolen vehicle, and apprehended a man wanted for first degree murder in four incidents in two incidents since Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.... Read more»

Ga. executes Troy Davis

The state of Georgia executed Troy Davis late Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer in 1989, MSNBC reports. The execution came despite 11th-hour legal appeals and an international campaign to save an inmate many believed to be innocent.

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No More Deaths

Report alleges Border Patrol 'torture' of illegal immigrants

Thousands of illegal immigrants have been the victims of torture and abuse at the hands of Border Patrol agents, a report released Wednesday by a Tucson-based human rights watchdog alleged.... Read more»2

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