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Nick Schou

Ex-L.A. Times Writer Apologizes for "Tawdry" Attacks

Nine years after investigative reporter Gary Webb committed suicide, Jesse Katz, a former Los Angeles Times reporter who played a leading role in ruining the controversial journalist's career, has publicly apologized — just weeks before shooting begins in Atlanta on Kill the Messenger, a film expected to reinstate Webb's reputation......

Crack Cop

Critics have long accused the CIA of using drug traffickers to raise cash for Ronald Reagan’s 1980s war against the Nicaraguan Sandinista government. Now, recently released FBI documents show that a former top agency official met throughout that period with Ronald J. Lister, an ex–Laguna Beach police detective who claimed......

The Northern Factor

Photo by Slobodan DimitrovThe Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) and its unofficial nationwide popularity contest hit a wall last weekend — the 15-foot-high steel-and-concrete fence that divides Mexico from the United States. The fence, which separates San Diego’s Border Field State Park from the northwestern tip of Tijuana, provided......

Trading With the Enemy

In 1985, Mexican narcotics traffickers kidnapped Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, an undercover U.S. drug agent, and brought him to a safe house near Guadalajara. There Camarena was tortured for several hours, then murdered; his body was dumped in a ravine. Camarena's execution nearly derailed U.S.-Mexican relations, threatened to undermine sensitive trade......
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