Stories by Vicente Calderon
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.
The case of 13 Tijuana police who were jailed for a year-and-a-half calls into question the Tijuana police chief's unprecedented crusade to fight police corruption. (A collaboration between KPBS and Tijuanapress.com)
Baja Calfiorna's Governor says he's changed his mind. He will not use potentially toxic FEMA trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina to house people who lost their homes in the Mexicali earthquake.
The Sierra Club is concerned some of the earthquake aid on its way to Mexicali may be hazardous to people's health. Baja California officials say 200 travel trailers are scheduled to arrive next week to house earthquake victims. A collaboration between KPBS and Tijuanapress.com.
Our series "Border Battle" continues with a story about alleged torture. Three dozen Tijuana police officers accuse the city’s police chiefs, and soldiers in the Mexican Army of using torture to try to force them to confess their ties to organized crime.
Authorities on both sides of the US-Mexico border say the leader of the Arellano-Felix Drug Cartel and a turncoat lieutenant have agreed to a truce. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson and Tijuanapress.com tell us, authorities say this will not end drug violence in Tijuana.
More than 6,000 people died last year across Mexico in drug-related violence. The Tijuana region has seen its share of the drug war. We'll get an update on the continuing drug battle and its impact on tourism from KPBS border reporter Amy Isackson and Vicente Calderon, editor of Tijuanapress.com.
Drug war violence in Tijuana has been in the headlines for months now, but what is being done to stop it? KPBS Border reporter Amy Isackson and Vicente Calderon have been given access to some of the intelligence gathered by Mexican authorities.
- Dec. 11, 2008
- By Vicente Calderon
A battle's been brewing in Tijuana for years - it's the drug trafficking war. But the battle has escalated recently as more than 350 people have been died in Tijuana since September in drug-related deaths. We'll take you behind the scenes of the devastating drug war along our border with Mexico as part of a special KPBS-TijuanaPress.Com series "Border Battle: Bringing Home the Drug War."