Just a few blocks away is Arturo Rodriquez's La Caja, a converted warehouse where artists from Tijuana and around the world are beautifully exhibited, and where San Diegans and locals visit for food and wine with their art.
For the longest time AT&T Wireless spent a lot of ad dollars telling us they had 'more bars in more places' -- which turned out to be quite true for Tijuana -- not so much for our phones. The ads were more apsirational than fact-based.
Mexico's drug-related violence will not end with the death of drug kingpin Beltran Leyva. Until we recognize that the U.S.-led global war on drugs is the systemic cause of the carnage, violence will intensify.