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Cigarette smokers across the border take a hit

During the first three months of the COVID-19 health emergency beginning in March, “sales of cigarettes in Mexico were “extinguished by 45 percent, [an equivalent to] 254.5 million packs,” reported El Financiero on July 27. ...

August 3, 2020
Eight northbound lanes added at San Ysidro crossing

On July 23, construction in Tijuana commenced of the eight lanes leading into the San Ysidro Port of Entry. “With this expansion we will be reaching 35 lanes, and what will that consist of?” reportedly ...

Virus kills her cross-border job in San Diego

“All of us that had to leave our families for the American dream, we paid a high price: not living with who we love,” said Amanda López, a 50-year-old Mexican woman who worked in San ...

July 27, 2020
Advice to surfers headed for Rosarito

On July 3, about 2 pm, Jacinto Garcia noticed his fellow surfers being questioned by Mexican police officers across the street from his K-38 Surf Shop in Rosarito. He clicked the record button on his ...

Mexico after the millenium

Smugglersville “The cops mess with us. The thieves mess with us. Everybody messes with us.” I was hobbling back from the store with a liter of milk, when I saw three young men sitting on ...

Praga: Italian at a Czech restaurant in Mexico

Tijuana! It feels like a lifetime. I’m down here checking on when Caesar Hotel’s opening. (They say they’re looking at mid-July.) And, hey hey! There’s my fave cafe, Praga, right across Revolución. It’s not hard ...

July 9, 2020
How Baja's new Prohibition is working

On July 2, approximately 10,000 containers of beer in a delivery truck were seized by the city council of Mexicali — according to Mexican news outlets. There’s no mention of the location where the smuggled ...

July 7, 2020
Mexico's Green Angels cut back

Michelle Cardenas from San Diego became worried to hear that Angeles Verdes (Green Angels), a free of charge and national road service, might be discontinued in certain parts of Mexico. “The Green Angels towed our ...

June 30, 2020
79 days of Tijuana quarantine

“I don’t think we’ll be opening the bar until September or until there is a vaccine,” says Dany aka ‘Drago,’ founder of Dragon Rojo Rockbar and a hospital worker by trade. “I keep the bar ...

June 19, 2020
Beer bought in San Diego flows into tapped-out Tijuana

Because major-brand beer has become almost impossible to find in Tijuana, some crossborder locals have taken advantage of their essential trips to San Diego to take some cerveza back home. “I pick up a little ...

22 surfers nabbed at Rosarito Saturday

22 surfers were arrested and detained on Saturday, May 16 for surfing at Cantiles Dorados in Rosarito — about 28 miles south of the border. The El Imparcial news outlet from Tijuana posted a photo ...

South of Ensenada there are 'crazy, tough' covid restrictions

In the next few days, Ann Reid and her husband will trek from their Ensenada home to San Diego to pick up their mail and shop for essentials not available in Ensenada. The transplants are ...

April 27, 2020
118 deaths in Baja due to the virus

“You know my brother and I got it, right?” My friend Mariana texted me a few weeks ago after I posted the story about the coronavirus piñatas. Mariana’s brother, Juan, is my private doctor in ...

April 27, 2020
What to do when they stop making Heineken and Modelo

As soon as the news hit, we received ten orders,” says Carlos Macklis owner of Norte Brewing Co. “We stopped producing but we are still selling our beer. I’m acting as the delivery boy driving ...

Some Mexican border travelers are undaunted

“Please stay in the U.S. whether they let you cross or not,” Cathy G. pleaded to her fellow-expats on Facebook. “It’s your choice to make, knowing the consequences — you could be a carrier with ...

March 30, 2020

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