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CROSSING SOUTH: Orphans & Casa Mayoral

Host Jorge Meraz meets the children at the Rancho de los Ninos orphanage in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada.
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Host Jorge Meraz meets the children at the Rancho de los Ninos orphanage in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada.

Encore Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, March 7 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. Season 11 premieres March 24 with 8 new episodes!

Travel south of the border into Baja California with bi-lingual travel host Jorge Meraz to discover a country rich in food, culture and so much more.

On this episode, Jorge visits Rancho de los Ninos, an orphanage located in Baja California, to see how orphaned youth are provided and cared for. Established and privately run since 1968, this shelter partners with San Diego based non-profit organizations like Orphan Annie's International which provides food and supplies from north of the border. He also meets a charming international couple that turned a family ranch into a peaceful bed and breakfast.

CROSSING SOUTH: Orphans & Casa Mayoral
Aerial view of the Rancho de los Ninos orphanage in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada.
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Aerial view of the Rancho de los Ninos orphanage in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada.

About Season 7:

This season, CROSSING SOUTH enters the world of polo, as Jorge visits and trains with the Todos Santos Polo Club in Guadalupe Valley. He also gains insight into the roastery and cafe culture in Tijuana with some specialty coffee tasting; explores the quality of the medical services provided for children and their families; and of course, digs down into some tasty traditional and fusion-styled Mexican food.

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