Mexico

Land-grabbers pay up

Borderlands dispute between state and federal agencies quietly settled

The Department of Homeland Security and the California State Parks have finally settled a lawsuit over about 58 acres of land along the U.S.-Mexico border, taken by the feds to beef up border presence in ...

Deported veterans are veterans, too

Memorial Day at Border Field State Park

A Memorial Day celebration at Border Field State Park dedicated to deported veterans suffered from blocked public access by the Border Patrol because of maximum-occupancy restrictions. The event was organized by the Border Angels group ...

Want bargain bariatric surgery?

Drop-off in Tijuana medical tourism results in lower prices

Medical tourism to Tijuana fell 20 percent during the first four months of 2014, leading to staff layoffs and price reductions for certain procedures, the Baja California daily newspaper El Mexicano reports. A 30 percent ...

Are you ready to rumble?

A few months back, my roommate Matt came to me with an idea. His buddy David — a mixed-martial-arts student at Chakal Mx gym in Tijuana — wanted to throw a festival. The gym would ...

Guadalajara: Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, tequila!

Visit Mexico's second-largest city in Jalisco for art, cuisine and culture.

Guadalajara is Mexico's second-largest city and capital of the state of Jalisco. It is a cultural center of Mexico, considered by most to be the home of mariachi music. A center of learning, the city ...

Tijuana fire chief: Stop thieving fire hydrants

Most of eastern side of city left without protection

Tijuana firefighters made a troubling discovery on Wednesday, May 14, as they battled Santa Ana-whipped flames in the eastern neighborhoods of the city: most of the fire hydrants in the area were useless. In an ...

South of the Border

Tales from our rich neighbor: Everything is for the locals — Chad Deal“Tijuana is a junkyard,” and nobody knows Tijuana’s junkyards better than the Sullivans. They go all night at this park — Matthew SuárezTijuana ...

Like it was dug out of Tenochtitlan itself

It pierces the night. A sharp whistle and then a woolly hoot. First thought: train. But how come a train is running through downtown Tijuana late at night? It’s not far. I can see the ...

Josué’s kitchen

“It was a spark,” says Andrew Sheiner, business partner at Tijuana gallery La Tentación with photographer Josué Castro. “I gave them the necessity, I didn’t give them the idea,” elaborates Castro. “I gave them my ...

Everything is for the locals

Seth and Alexis Sullivan don’t look like they belong in Mexico. A gringo by blood — his parents relocated to Tijuana from North Carolina and Kansas nearly four decades ago — Seth is known among ...

They go all night at this park

“Oh, man! You moved to a place next to Parque Teniente? That’s where the male and transsexual prostitutes hang out, robberies happen, and deported homeless people sleep,” a TJ friend informs me. For a whole ...

I have loved Tijuana

Everybody knows that Pasaje Rodriguez is shaping up to be the coolest passage in TJ. But who knew of the jewel right in its heart? Pasajes (passages) are the arcades that run from Revolución through ...

Don Pedro’s bit of real Mexico

Is there any real Mexico left in the borderfied, industrialized, Spanglish north end of Baja? Oh, yes, there is. Like, right now, we’re just pulling up beside an isolated house beside the old highway, south ...

General’s disregard for the warrior

Mexican military officer says Marine vet no exception to gun laws

A former U.S. Marine jailed in Tijuana for bringing weapons into Mexico is getting little sympathy from a top-ranking Baja California military official despite an outpouring of support north of the border. Twenty-five-year-old Andrew Tahmooressi, ...

Drugged toddler rushed to Tijuana hospital

Authorities say child overdoses on the rise

For the third time in six weeks, a child has been rushed to a Tijuana hospital suffering from a drug overdose, El Sol de Tijuana reported on May 6. The one-year-old boy was taken by ...

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