Rene Peralta

Articles by Rene Peralta

Tijuana’s quest for independence

Posada in Pasaje Rodríguez an occasion to present new era of politics

This month, an unprecedented race for mayor of Tijuana and district representatives will commence. An amendment made to the Mexican constitution in 2012 opened the door for independent candidates to seek office in 2016. Beginning ...

No shell game in Tijuana

Architectural landmark known as La Concha faces demolition plans

Last Wednesday, January 14, approximately 150 tijuanenses met early in the morning at the Tijuana Cultural Center to debate the proposed razing of the Puerta Mexico, a peculiar building that serves as a bridge and ...

Urban Acupuncture

An unaffordable vision for Tijuana's future population.

Tijuana’s planning; from North–South or Bottom–Up On June 26, the Hotel Ticuán, located on 8th and Constitución Avenue in downtown Tijuana, was host of the Urban Land Institute San Diego/Tijuana presentation of the “Downtown Tijuana, ...

A Tijuana Spring in the Entrepreneurial Sector

Today, out of the 35 shops at Pasaje Gomez, all but two are rented as artists’ spaces, bookstores, cafés, clothing stores, and even a music school.

The Tijuana Jail Tale

We went one day about a month ago/ to have a little fun in Mexico. We ended up in a gambling spot/ where the liquor flowed and the dice were hot So here we are ...

La Cárcel Tale Tijuana

La Ocho Hace ya más de un mes que desapareció la comandancia de policía de Tijuana, mejor conocida como La Ocho, ubicada en la esquina de la Calle Ocho y Avenida Constitución, en el centro ...

Tijuana’s Public Space: The Consumption of Identity

On the morning of April 12, a crowd of approximately 700 Tijuana residents, armed with placards and megaphones, shouted on the doorsteps of city hall, “¡Eco-cidio — no a la tala de arboles! ¡No al ...

Riedel Medical Center: A Blueprint of Logic and Faith

All buildings begin as ideas. Yet, not all have an aura to develop into a story of their own, a story uninhibited from the architect’s will and its client’s desires. Like the houses we dwell ...

Yonder Lies It

Looking for Herb Every Christmas Eve, my family gets together at my mother’s house in a Tijuana middle-class suburb near the old Caliente Racetrack to have tamales, turkey, and liters of calientitos (Mexican Christmas punch). ...

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