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Tijuana Police Chief Links Mexico's Rising Homicides To US Gun Laws

June 19, 2017
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana’s police chief said rising violence in the border region is linked to U.S. gun laws and weapons smuggling, and he is urging the U.S. to take responsibility.

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

May 17, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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President Trump's stance on immigration has awakened a sense of Mexican patriotism that is keeping cross-border shoppers in Tijuana.

Journalist Javier Valdez Shot To Death In Mexico

May 16, 2017
By Associated Press
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Javier Valdez was driving in broad daylight down a street he must have known well, just a block from his office, when he became the latest victim of a wave of journalist killings that has hit Mexico.

Report: Deaths From Meth Use On The Rise In San Diego County

May 11, 2017
By Tom Fudge
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Health officials from San Diego County Thursday reported a steady rise in meth-related deaths and meth use in recent years.

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

May 10, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is holding a group of nearly 80 asylum seekers who want to raise awareness about challenges faced by people escaping violence in Latin America.

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

May 1, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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The migrant rights activist who disappeared for five days in Mexico after pleading for help on Facebook Live told KPBS he recalls very little of what transpired while he was missing.

Border Patrol Names Carla Provost Acting Chief

April 26, 2017
By Associated Press
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The U.S. Border Patrol has a new acting chief — the first woman to lead the agency in its 93-year history — as the Trump administration pursues plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico and hiring 5,000 agents.

Hugo Castro Returns To San Diego, Recovering From Injuries

April 23, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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The San Diego activist and U.S. citizen is receiving medical treatment for severe injuries he suffered in Mexico under circumstances that remain mysterious.

Hugo Castro's Family Fights For Transfer To US Hospital, Citing Danger In Mexico

April 20, 2017
By Jean Guerrero
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The San Diego activist disappeared for nearly five days after pleading for help on Facebook Live, saying criminals were hunting him near Mexico City. People close to him now want to bring him to a U.S. hospital.

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.

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