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On the Edge: A Tijuana Tech Tour

Carla Holtze | Posted 08.20.2014 | 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 Columnist...

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?

Drug Smuggling Tunnels Discovered At Mexican Border

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. authorities have unearthed an unfinished border tunnel near Nogales, Ariz., making it the fourth tunnel found in a week. ...

New Drug Tunnel Discovered At Border

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD and ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — Two drug-smuggling tunnels outfitted with lighting and ventilation systems were discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border, the latest si...

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...

Art Without Borders

John M. Eger | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

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.

Separated Couple Awaits Immigration Law Change

AP | By CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 03.06.2012 | Latino Voices

TIJUANA, Mexico -- Agustin Portillo checks the oil in his wife's car, stores her luggage in her trunk and then drives her from his tiny apartment in T...

Drug Cartel Threatens To Kill An Officer A Day Until Police Chief Resigns

GlobalPost | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

By Simeon Tegel, GlobalPost Even by Ciudad Juarez's grim standards, a threat from a Mexican drug cartel to kill an officer a day until the ci...

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

RECIPE: Marcela Valladolid, Chef Of The Week, Grows Up In Two Worlds

HuffingtonPost.com | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 12.24.2011 | Latino Voices

Chef Marcela Valladolid says she was fortunate to have been exposed to both her Mexican and American heritage early on in her life. She was born in Sa...

Southern California's Broken Economic Ladder

Gary Orfield | Posted 02.20.2012 | Black Voices
Gary Orfield

Southern California, one of the world's largest and most diverse urban complexes, is rapidly becoming a region of profound economic and geographic polarization.

AT&T: Re-thinking the Re-thinking

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Tom Alderman

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.

Francisco Cortez: Does He Deserve to Be an American?

Agustin Duran | Posted 02.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Agustin Duran

Francisco has given his best years to this country, 20 years to be exact, without asking for anything in return.

Mexico Catches Key Figure In Tijuana Drug Cartel

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 01.07.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — One of the main operators in a drug cartel war that devastated the border city of Tijuana was captured by federal troops after he ...

InterZona Urban Art

Carmen Zella | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts
Carmen Zella

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MIT Promotes 'Positivism' In Mexico Cities Associated With Drug Violence And Despair

Posted 11.19.2011 | Latino Voices

It’s not everyday you hear good news, and lately, it feels like good news is especially in short supply coming out of Mexico. Luckily for the citize...