Mexico

What does Tijuana want?

Resident seeks answer for affection-deprived city

The pedestrian border-wait line at the San Ysidro crossing is like the longest line in an amusement park…only you reach the end and find out that there is no roller-coaster. There is usually no one ...

Taxation on top of salvation

Tijuana's archbishop speaks out against government's demand for "profits"

In unusually combative language, the archbishop of Tijuana has accused Mexico's federal government of extorting money from the Catholic Church under the guise of taxation. In an interview published August 25 by the daily newspaper ...

Trash-pile baby rescued in Tijuana

Only hours old — umbilical cord still attached

Tijuana police on Sunday, August 24, rescued a newborn baby discarded in a pile of trash in Colonia Rojo Gómez, a neighborhood in the far eastern area of the city. Police were alerted to the ...

Homicides down in Tijuana, up in Rosarito

Some say actual crime figures suppressed for political reasons

Homicides dropped 10 percent in Tijuana but the number of kidnappings skyrocketed by 60 percent, while in Rosarito Beach there were no kidnappings but murders jumped by 40 percent, according to crime statistics just released ...

Less beefy, more scrawny

No endorsement for young Tijuana baseball players

At the edge of Zona Norte, the downtown Tijuana neighborhood that abuts the border, there is a small sports park, Unidad Deportiva Benito Juárez. Families play basketball, kids enjoy an above-ground pool, boxers train inside ...

Deported U.S. military veterans activate in Tijuana

"I'll serve a year in Iraq if I have to. I would do whatever it takes to go home.”

The Bunker of the Deported Veterans of America is located on 3rd street, near Parque Teniente Guerrero, on top of Baja Gym. Dark steps behind an iron door next to the gym's entrance lead you ...

Mystical Uxmal

Although less well known than Chichen Itza, Uxmal is often preferred by travelers to the Yucatan. Located in the center-west of the peninsula, Uxmal is about an hour and 15 minute drive from Merida – ...

Baja’s next big thing?

Like most people who live in Calexico — the border town about 90 miles east of San Diego — Anthony Ramirez often heads south to the much larger Mexicali, on the other side of the ...

Mapping Tijuana

Dancing Intervention from NYC parks to Tijuana parks

A saxophone and an accordion play in unison, one female dancer and two male dancers freeze in a different position while the rest of Parque Teniente continues with its regular busy life. A couple of ...

Deported migrants protest in Tijuana

A demand to end to nighttime deportations

Dozens of deported migrants marched throughout Tijuana’s San Ysidro border region on August 7 in protest of the conditions they are forced into upon deportation. The protest was organized by Alianza Migrante Tijuana and Ángeles ...

Cross-border terminal may soon become reality

With no thanks for Ralph Nieders

There will be shovels, most likely a ribbon of some sort, and, of course, a group of well-dressed developers and public officials. They will stand at a barren plot of land in Otay Mesa, the ...

Nothing could touch her

Woman bullfighter on horseback rides in Tijuana

Monica Serrano was the only rejoneadora (female bullfighter on horseback) at the bullfights in Tijuana on August 3. Long hair streaking down her face, she confronted three bulls, riding straight and broad. Nothing could touch ...

Tijuana’s chocolate-car problem

Authorities target autos with illegal or no documentation

Since mid-July, Servicio de Administración Tributaria — SAT, Mexico's rough equivalent of the IRS — and Tijuana police have set up checkpoints in areas of the city to capture so-called “chocolate cars” — cars from ...

Tijuana street art disrespected

Pepe Nacho mural and other artworks have been defaced

Tijuana's façade has never been a pretty one; there are not many green spaces, billboards are placed everywhere and with no clear building regulations. City folk have built whatever they want, wherever they want. In ...

Pope Francis in TJ?

Tijuana among top three candidate cities for a visit next year

According to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit Mexico during a meeting between the two at the Vatican last month. Since the June 7 meeting, Tijuana has turned up ...

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