Stories by Amy Isackson
Mexican authorities says they've found human remains in Tijuana, tied to a man called the "Stew Maker," who allegedly dissolved more than 300 people in acid.
Thirty reporters have been killed in Mexico’s drug war during the last four years. This week, three media summits in San Diego address press freedom and safety south of the border. Though the crisis has received more attention lately, little has improved in Mexico.
The 2010 Census confirms just how dismal the housing market is in much of the Southwestern United States. In Southern California, the numbers show people flocked inland. That sparked building fever. But many of these dream homes have become a nightmare, like in the City of Brawley in Imperial County, located 150 miles east of San Diego.
In conjunction with San Diego State University, the new program is designed to help improve justice south of the border.
A new report by the Pew Hispanic Center says Hispanics accounted for more than half of the nation's population growth in the last decade.
The Border Patrol in San Diego detained two U.S. citizens and 13 undocumented immigrants all wearing U.S. Marine uniforms and riding in a white van with altered U.S.-government license plates.
People caught crossing into the U.S. illegally by sea face tougher penalties. Officials hope it helps prevent migrants from dying.
Diplomats were informed that Tijuana's then-police chief had made a deal with drug-cartel operatives.
Mexican authorities have unearthed a suspected smuggling tunnel that runs beneath the border between Mexicali and Calexico. It is about two miles east of the Calexico East port of entry.
Federal authorities in San Diego report a big increase in the amount of methamphetamine they seized along the border in fiscal 2010 compared with the previous year. The border agencies' recently released year end statistics also show more human smuggling by sea.
California authorities report a murder conspiracy was foiled and three hit men allegedly hired by a Tijuana drug gang were arrested without incident.
A top federal official says his agency doesn't have enough staff to follow up on leads in gun cases or properly inspect guns shops.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) officials had hoped the rule, they say would help them control the sale of guns that Mexican drug cartels favor, would have made it through the White House a month ago.
A former manager of a Temecula moving truck rental company has pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiring to move more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin says controlling the border in Tuscon and beefing up security off San Diego's coast are top priorities this year.
A woman who allegedly used her feminine wiles to help a Mexican kidnap crew capture their victims in San Diego has been extradited from Mexico.
In the spirit of binational solidarity, Baja California's governor and tourism secretary and Tijuana's mayor attended California Governor Jerry Brown's swearing-in ceremony. The Baja California contingent met briefly with Brown afterward.
The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms wants to monitor the sale of semi-automatic weapons in states along the U.S.-Mexico border to help control drug cartel violence.
Mexico has extradited 15 people wanted for crimes in the United States. A dozen are charged with federal drug crimes and three face state charges for violent crimes.
A 14-year-old boy born in San Diego was arrested in Mexico this week. Authorities claim he killed at least four people on behalf of drug traffickers in Central Mexico. Other members of the teen's family have also been arrested including his mother, who was living in San Diego. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson joins us with the latest details.
U.S. officials have confirmed an alleged 14-year-old drug gang killer in Mexico is a U.S. citizen.
Tijuana's controversial ex-police chief has been named second in command of public security for the state of Baja California. He was appointed despite pending torture charges.
A new military general is in charge in the border city of Tijuana. Gilberto Laderos Briseño is replacing the general many credit with helping rescue the city from drug violence.
A new mayor took the helm in Tijuana Thursday afternoon. The 65-year-old Carlos Bustamante was born in National City and has made his fortune in Tijuana.
Handmade Mexican wreaths and a Mexican fruit punch will get confiscated at the border if you decide to do some holiday shopping in Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is warning cross-border travelers to be careful of what they buy.
U.S. federal authorities are going door to door in San Diego warning warehouse owners near the U.S. Mexico border to watch out for tunnelers.
Tijuana’s incoming mayor, Carlos Bustamante, has ended weeks of speculation about the future of Tijuana’s police. Bustamante has appointed a new police chief.
The days of one of Tijuana’s top crime fighters may be numbered. Though Tijuana’s Police Chief has survived assassination plots, he may fall victim to Mexican politics. A collaboration between KPBS and Tijuanapress.com.
A new study says Immigration and Customs Enforcement wastes resources by targeting the wrong people for deportation.
Baja California Attorney General Rommel Moreno says last week's historic marijuana seizure is the principal line of investigation in the murder of 13 men at a Tijuana drug-rehabilitation center on Sunday evening.
Mexican federal police say Monday's marijuana seizure in Tijuana is the country's largest pot seizure ever. Authorities seized more pot than the 105 tons they initially reported.
Tijuana diabetes patients are testing wireless technology to see if it can help them manage their disease. It's a collaboration between health centers and wireless technology companies in both San Diego and Tijuana.
Supporters of Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana in California say Mexico's drug war has failed and its time for a new approach. Even so, they say Prop 19 is not a quick solution.
The owner of a wholesale bakery in San Diego has been charged with hiring undocumented workers. Immigration authorities say half of the employees were not authorized to work in the U.S.
A new study by the Rand Corporation says Proposition 19, that would legalize marijuana in California, would pinch Mexican drug smugglers' pocketbooks. But Proposition 19 would not pack the wallop backers advertise.
Two bodies were found hanging from a bridge in Tijuana's outskirts early Monday morning. Tijuana authorities also report four young men dead in a separate case.
US and Mexican fire officials say they've stopped the spread of the fire on both sides of the border. The blaze began in Mexico around one o'clock this afternoon and burnt into the US.
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