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CSU Says Tijuana Off Limits Until State Department Changes Warning

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Aired 5/28/10

Baja California officials have failed to convince the chancellor of the California State University system to allow students and faculty to study in Tijuana. A Cal State spokeswoman said the U.S. State Department would have to change its warning.

Baja California officials have failed to convince the chancellor of the California State University system to allow students and faculty to study in Tijuana. A Cal State spokeswoman said the U.S. State Department would have to change its warning.

Baja California education and tourism officials told the CSU chancellor drug cartel violence in Tijuana is not as bad he thinks it is.

Oscar Escobedo is Baja's tourism secretary. "Basically, we told him that security issues have improved a lot. There's no incidents against tourists. And we showed them the official comments from the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana and the Ambassador from the U.S. to Mexico how they say that things have improved, " says Escobedo.

The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Mexico last March after three people tied to the U.S Consulate were murdered in Ciudad Juarez.

The U. S government did not tell tourists to avoid Tijuana. But, the chancellor banned university activities there, because the State Department included the city in its warning.

Baja's Escobedo says his state has spent millions of dollars to try to get the State Department to publish more accurate information about Baja.

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Avatar for user 'BobRooney'

BobRooney | May 28, 2010 at 6:12 a.m. ― 3 years, 10 months ago

Wow talk about hitting the nail on the head!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is Congressman Tom Mc Clintock's reply to the ridiculous way the
president of Mexico ranted about Arizona's adoption of the federal law
regarding illegal immigration. Sadly, many of the incumbents including
Napolitano cheered the Mexican president on as he was bashing our great
nation. Take about 5 minutes to hear Mc Clintock's reply and be amazed. If
he ever makes it to the national scene...I guarantee he has my vote!!

If the video does not start, Google this,. "Response to President Calderon"

Forward this to everyone you know.

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Avatar for user 'CaliforniaDefender'

CaliforniaDefender | May 28, 2010 at 12:10 p.m. ― 3 years, 10 months ago

It is all about money to officials in Tijuana. They want brainless American college kids to continue drinking themselves blind in Tijuana and do other various illegal things they can't do north of the border.

Good thing the CSU is trying to protect the lives and welfare of its students and faculty.

Well at least I had a good laugh after the last paragraph of the story.

"Baja's Escobedo says his state has spent millions of dollars to try to get the State Department to publish more accurate information about Baja."

I think "more accurate propaganda" would be a more accurate statement.

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