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Border Battle

Tijuana Migrants Hide In Tunnels As Police Raids Get Deadly

Jan. 28, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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To hide from the police, hundreds of homeless migrants in Tijuana have taken shelter in dark tunnels branching out from the city's river canal. Some get struck and killed on nearby highways when police find them and they try to flee.

Tijuana Police Chief Explains Plummeting Overall Crime

Jan. 19, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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While homicides rose in Tijuana last year, the overall crime rate dropped 9 percent. Tijuana's police chief detailed his high-tech strategy to KPBS.

Could 'El Chapo' Be Tried In San Diego?

Jan. 11, 2016
By City News Service
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The U.S. Attorney's Office refused to comment Monday on the possibility that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will be extradited to San Diego in the wake of his re-capture in Mexico.

Mexican President: Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Re-Arrested

Jan. 8, 2016
By KPBS News, Associated Press
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto wrote in his Twitter account on Friday: "mission accomplished: we have him."

Report: Meth Seizures Up At Border Crossings

Nov. 30, 2015
By Andrew Bowen
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Methamphetamine is cheaper, more available and more potent than ever before, according to San Diego County's latest "meth report card."

Tijuana Sees Rise In Violence Tied To Drug Consumption

Nov. 16, 2015
By Jean Guerrero
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Tijuana has seen more than 540 homicides so far this year, more than all of last year and the highest number since 2010.

How Mexico Court’s Ruling On Marijuana Affects The Drug War

Nov. 9, 2015
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico
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Amid the violent drug war in Mexico, that has led to the killing and disappearance of tens of thousand of people, justices opened the door to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Massive Drug Tunnel Found In Otay Mesa

Oct. 22, 2015
By Jean Guerrero
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Authorities in the U.S. and Mexico seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after finding the tunnel, which equaled eight football fields in length.

Mexico's Vicente Fox Says U.S. Should Build Bridges, Not Walls

Oct. 16, 2015
By Jean Guerrero
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In an exclusive interview with KPBS, former Mexico President Vicente Fox discussed everything from trade to immigration to U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Mexican Human Rights Icon Discusses Migrants, Trump

Sept. 1, 2015
By Jean Guerrero
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The Catholic priest Alejandro Solalinde, a human rights icon in Mexico, gave a talk in Tijuana on migration. He discussed Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's immigration policy proposals and more.

Man Admits To Smuggling Cocaine Through Underwater Drug Tunnel

Aug. 20, 2015
By City News Service
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A Honduran national admitted in federal court in San Diego Wednesday to donning a wet suit and scuba gear last spring and smuggling 55 pounds of cocaine through an underwater drug tunnel that exited into an aqueduct just north of the international border in Imperial County.

U.S. Coast Guard Announces Record Maritime Cocaine Seizures

Aug. 10, 2015
By City News Service
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U.S. Coast Guard personnel offloaded more than 33 tons of impounded cocaine at the San Diego Harbor waterfront Monday, a record take seized from seafaring traffickers over the last 10 months.

Baja California To Celebrate Judicial Anniversary

Aug. 10, 2015
By Jean Guerrero
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It's been five years since the courts in the capital of Baja California started hearing oral arguments. So the state government is hosting forums to celebrate a "Week of Justice."

US Offers $5M For Information On Escaped Mexican Drug Lord

Aug. 6, 2015
By City News Service
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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from one of Mexico's most secure prisons last month via a sophisticated mile-long tunnel that opened up in his cell's shower.

Mexican Airplane Broker Charged With Laundering Drug Money Makes Court Appearance

July 24, 2015
By City News Service

Vincente Contreras-Amezquita is charged in a 200-count indictment with laundering drug money through the sale of nearly three dozen light airplanes.

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