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Border Battle

Missing San Diego Activist Recovering After Being Found Wounded In Mexico

April 15, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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Hugo Castro is in stable condition after being found Tuesday in Tlalnepantla de Baz, a city just north of Mexico City. Castro disappeared Thursday, after posting an appeal for help on Facebook Live.

Coast Guard Pushes Back Against Rep. Hunter's Pentagon Move

April 12, 2017
By Steve Walsh
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Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, sent a letter to President Donald Trump saying he believed the U.S. Coast Guard should move to the Department of Defense, with the other branches of the military.

Report: Homicides In Tijuana Rose Sharply In 2016

April 5, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
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A new report shows there were 871 homicides in Tijuana last year, making 2016 the third deadliest year in the border city in the past decade.

Uber Driver Fatally Shot In Rosarito While Transporting San Diego Students

March 31, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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Rosarito police say the Uber driver was fatally shot while driving three U.S. citizens from a nightclub to their apartment rental.

San Diego, Tijuana Leaders Push Regional Issues In Mexico City

March 27, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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A delegation of nearly 90 politicians and business leaders from San Diego, Tijuana and the surrounding area are advocating for regional issues with Mexico's federal government.

Border Patrol May Loosen Lie Detector Hiring Requirement

March 8, 2017
By Associated Press
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The Border Patrol's parent agency would exempt many veterans and law enforcement officers from a hiring requirement to take a lie detector test under a proposal to satisfy President Donald Trump's order to add 5,000 agents, according to a memo released by the agents' union.

North County Crackdown Takes Out Major Heroin Supplier

March 6, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin
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Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged 55 people in a series of drug cases they claimed were some of the most significant yet to deal with San Diego County's rising heroin and methamphetamine use.

Rumors Of Immigration Raids, Checkpoints In San Diego Are Largely Unfounded

Feb. 15, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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Many reports of ramped-up immigration raids and checkpoints in San Diego County are false, according to immigration lawyers, federal officials and community leaders.

Mexican Breadwinners Fear Paying For Trump's Border Wall

Feb. 8, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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President Trump has threatened to force Mexico to pay for his border wall by targeting money transfers into Mexico, or remittances. This would affect U.S. citizens as well as Mexicans.

Border Film Week Goes To Tijuana

Feb. 7, 2017
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
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The 11th annual Border Film Week returns Tuesday with four days of film screenings and panel discussions in San Diego and Tijuana.

Union-Backed Ronald Vitiello Named To Lead Border Patrol

Jan. 31, 2017
By Associated Press
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A longtime Border Patrol official who is backed by the agents' union has been named chief of the agency, less than a week after his predecessor resigned under pressure.

Officials: Unfilled Border Tunnels In Mexico A Security Risk

Jan. 16, 2017
By Associated Press
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Mexico's inability to fully seal up border tunnels dug by drug smugglers poses a security risk and is an "open invitation" for cartels to carve out new tunnels, according to officials in the United States.

Tijuana Gas Protests Temporarily Shut Down Southbound Vehicle Border Crossing

Jan. 6, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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San Ysidro's southbound vehicle lanes into Mexico were closed due to protests of rising gas prices in Tijuana on Saturday and Sunday.

Tijuana Homicides Reach Record Level In 2016

Jan. 3, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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Tijuana saw more than 900 homicides in 2016, surpassing a previous record of 844 in 2008.

Death At The Border: A Quixotic Immigrant Forges A Humanitarian Path

Dec. 16, 2016
By Jean Guerrero
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A 62-year-old Chula Vista resident launched a quest to rescue dying migrants and to recover their remains in the desert near the U.S.-Mexico border.

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