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Mexico's Demand For Potent California Marijuana Creates Southbound Smuggling

Oct. 21, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Marijuana has long flowed from Mexico into the U.S. Now, it's starting to flow in the opposite direction.

Internal Report: Barely Half Of Illegal Border Crossers Caught

Oct. 6, 2016
By Jean Guerrero, Associated Press
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Immigration authorities caught barely half of the people who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico last year, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security report that offers one of the most detailed assessments of border security ever compiled.

San Diego Remembers The Missing People In Mexico

Sept. 26, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Two years after 43 students disappeared from southern Mexico, San Diego residents stand in solidarity with the families of the missing.

Poll: Residents On Both Sides Of Border Oppose Wall

July 18, 2016
By Molly Bilker / Cronkite News
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A new poll by Cronkite News, Univision News and The Dallas Morning News shows a strong sense of community on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Activists: U.S.-Mexico Partnership May Be Contributing To Human Rights Abuses

July 18, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Human rights activists have returned to San Diego after a two-week fact-finding mission in Mexico. They were looking into human rights abuses south of the border.

Investors In Donald Trump's Failed Mexico Resort Speak Out

July 14, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Several years ago, about 250 people bought Tijuana oceanfront condos sold under Donald Trump’s name. They were never built. Disgruntled buyers say they were deceived by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and fear voters will experience the same disillusionment.

Roundtable: Tackling Meth, Transportation And Chargers Stadium

July 1, 2016
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Every large metropolitan area has large problems. Three of San Diego's: methamphetamine, transportation, and the proposed new Chargers stadium.

Border Agency Clears Employees In 4 Shooting Incidents

June 30, 2016
By Associated Press
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection found that employees acted properly when they fired guns in four incidents dating back to 2012 — including an incident involving a vessel collision off the coast of Solana Beach that resulted in a woman's fatal drowning.

Treating Meth Addiction In San Diego County

June 29, 2016
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh
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Meth-related deaths in the county spiked 67 percent from 2010 to 2014, according to the San Diego County Methamphetamine Strike Force. KPBS Midday Edition discusses treating addiction with a local alcohol and drug treatment center.

Imperial County May Hold Answers For Relatives Of Missing Mexicans

June 28, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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An immigrant rights group in San Diego is pushing for DNA sampling of hundreds of unidentified migrants buried in Imperial County.

Meth's Impact Goes Beyond Addiction In San Diego County

June 28, 2016
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
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More meth is coming across the border into San Diego County from "super labs" in Mexico. It's cheaper and more potent than it used to be, and the consequences go far beyond addiction.

San Diego: Addicted To Meth

June 27, 2016
By Kenny Goldberg
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The methamphetamine that’s being sold on the street is extremely potent, highly addictive and cheaper than ever. That dangerous combination means meth is sending more people to our emergency rooms, jails and morgue.

Dismembered Central American Migrants Ask For Change In U.S. Strategy

June 20, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Four dismembered Honduran migrants are in San Diego raising awareness about the dangers of migrating through Mexico.

Activists Investigate US Role In Mexico's Human Rights Abuses

June 14, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Human rights activists from San Diego and other cities have embarked on a fact-finding mission in Mexico to show how U.S. policies, military aid and arms sales contribute to human rights violations.

Preliminary Results For Tijuana's Mayoral Election Show Close Race

June 6, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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Three of 12 candidates for Tijuana mayor each have between 22 and 23 percent of the vote, with Juan Manuel Gastelum of the National Action Party in the lead, preliminary results show.

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