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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.

Mexico Finds 2 Border Tunnels Leading Into U.S.

Dec. 13, 2016
By Associated Press
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Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California.

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 Associated Press, Jean Guerrero
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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 Mark Sauer, Pat Finn
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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.

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