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New Binational Research Institute Represents the Future for U.S. Mexico Relations

Carl Nettleton | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Carl Nettleton

The opening of the new Cali-Baja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), on May 24, 2016, was ex...

Presidential Campaigns Make U.S./Mexico Benefits Invisible

Carl Nettleton | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
Carl Nettleton

Much has been said during the 2016 presidential race about the need for a wall on the U.S./Mexico border, the asserted perils of the North American Tr...

The Fence Between the U.S. and Mexico Is Built. Then What?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Would the construction of an 18-foot high concrete fence running the length of the border greatly disrupt the flow of illegal people, drugs, and weapons into the U.S.? Certainly. Will it be 100 percent effective? Certainly not.

A Grand Slam for the Border

Josh Hunt | Posted 04.06.2016 | Sports
Josh Hunt

When the El Paso Chihuahuas took the field against the San Diego Padres last week, it was a significant event on many levels -- only some of which will be on display on the field.

From Tijuana to Harvard to Compton to UCLA Law: The Journey of Social Justice Lawyer Luz Herrera

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Luz Herrera, social justice lawyer and UCLA law professor, was born in Tijuana to Mexican parents and grew up in the Latino neighborhoods of Los Angel...

10 Steps to Eradicate Corruption

Miguel Marshall | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Miguel Marshall

My proposed solution to eradicate corruption, starting at a local level, is simple. We should introduce a startup mentality into policy making, where we can come up with solutions quickly, validate them efficiently and scale them once they gain traction.

California Now Shares A Rare Cross-Border Airport With Mexico

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.07.2015 | Travel

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the world's most fortified international divides. Starting Wednesday, it will also be one of the o...

An 8-Point Plan To Repair The US-Mexico Border

Michael Dear | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Michael Dear

Lost in this haze of binational political inertia are the voices of border residents. What do the citizens of the borderland "third nation" want? Based on conversations on both sides of the line, I've assembled an action program defined by border people themselves.

Leading Latino Thumps Trump

Don Ringe | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Don Ringe

When Donald Trump denounced virtually all Mexicans as "criminals and rapists" de Leon was shocked, "His comments were quite offensive and our expectation is for all political leaders to stand up in unison against him."

Tijuana and the Future of Trade

Miguel Marshall | Posted 06.06.2016 | Technology
Miguel Marshall

The general perception is that NAFTA didn't deliver on its promise, and that Mexico needs a self-sufficient economy to move forward. Tijuana offers one potential avenue for economic growth, through a 21st century approach to North American free trade.

Crisis in El Bordo: Record Number of Deportations Contribute to Homeless Influx in Tijuana Canal

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 02.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Cyrus Saatsaz

Within Baja California's largest city of Tijuana, which similar to San Diego has a population of over 1.3 million people, exists a dry concrete riverbed that once held the flowing waters of the Tijuana River.

Recycled Tijuana: Houses Trucked From San Diego

Julie Grahame | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
Julie Grahame

Occidente Nuevo: Recycled Tijuana is a project by Minnesota-based professors and collaborating photographers Laura Migliorino and Anthony Marchetti.

On the Edge: A Tijuana Tech Tour

Carla Holtze | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Carla Holtze

My decision to travel to Tijuana with 19 other investors, leaders and entrepreneurs from Mexico and the United States on the #TJTechTour was met by my friends and family with bewilderment and concern. Tijuana may never be the epicenter of software and technology innovation that Silicon Valley is, nor does it purport to be.

I Am a Dog

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 06.15.2014 | Media
Maggie Van Ostrand

I am Cejas Van Ostrand. I am a dog. I am a writer, too. I am the only dog in history ever admitted into the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. ...

An LA Architect Crosses the Border Into Relevance

Harris Silver | Posted 10.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Harris Silver

Here is a residence that exists in contrast to contemporary architectural criticism which rejects traditional ideas of beauty and is interested in the odd, and grotesque. According to Zellner, "this house in not interested in producing aesthetic novelty, the most radical thing about the house, is not being weird."

Million Dollar Makeover? Behind Baja California's New Image

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

In recent years, Baja's historic reputation for sun and surf was eclipsed by gruesome headlines including beheadings, kidnappings en masse, and frequent shoot-outs.

Importance Of Relationship Between Border Cities

VOXXI | Phillippe Diederich | Posted 05.19.2013 | Latino Voices

For those who live along the U.S.-Mexico border, especially in large cities, the relationship between the two countries is different than for those wh...

Holes in the Fence: The Human Story Behind Immigration Reform

Patrick Furlong | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Patrick Furlong

As I stood there on the Mexican side, with my American students, we witnessed the miraculous: A young father, living and working in the United States, was given a chance to stand in the door of the fence, and hug and kiss his five year old daughter living on the Mexican side, for the first time ever.

U.S. Senators Visit U.S.-Mexico Border: Guess What They Saw

Michael Dear | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Dear

No matter what we call the shared space between Mexico and the U.S., cross-border communities are different from others in their nations. The U.S. must remember that the prosperity of both countries depends on the well-being of our borderland "third nation."

Tijuana Families Seek Hope, Closure in Victims' Remains

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

The number of people who remain missing in Mexico due to organized crime is estimated to be as high as 25,000. In the state of Baja California, Fernando Ocegueda has been leading the search for five years. His own son Fernando was kidnapped from their home in 2007.

Tijuana's New Mix Of Music, Crowds, And Cultures

Fronteras | Erin Siegal | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices

TIJUANA, Mexico — By 2009, Tijuana had become a shadow of its former self. Known for bars, clubs, and general debauchery, the city's nightlife had g...

US Vets With Green Cards, Deported After Serving Prison Sentence

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 01.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Erin Siegal McIntyre

Hundreds or possibly thousands of military veterans have been deported for life from the United States. No one knows exactly how many. No U.S. government agency keeps track. Should they?

Thousands in Tijuana March Against Peña Nieto

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

In nationwide demonstrations on Saturday, tens of thousands of Mexicans peacefully took to the streets in protest of President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, accusing his party, the PRI, of corruption and vote-buying.

Learning From Lagos: Contemporary Architects Harvest the Slums for Design Inspiration

ARTINFO | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

A few days ago, architecture and design magazine eVolo published a conceptual proposal called "Favela Cloud," a formal scheme to redevelop the Brazili...

Tijuana As Purgatory

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

Artist Hugo Crosthwaite learned to draw from Gustave Dore's drawings of Dante. The artist was born in Tijuana, Mexico and now lives in Brooklyn, which...