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Tijuana's Leyzaola Dilemma

Nov. 19, 2010
By Amy Isackson, 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

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Jailed Tijuana Police Back On Street, Not On Beat

Aug. 30, 2010
By Amy Isackson, Vicente Calderon

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

Baja California Governor Changes Course On FEMA Trailers

April 27, 2010
By Amy Isackson, Vicente Calderon

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.

Toxic Trailers May Be Bound For Mexicali

April 25, 2010
By Amy Isackson, Vicente Calderon

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

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Tijuana Police Accuse Chief And Army Of Torture

Dec. 18, 2009
By Amy Isackson, Gloria Penner, Vicente Calderon

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 Say Arellano Felix Cartel Leader and Turncoat Lieutenant Agree to Co-exist

May 29, 2009
By Amy Isackson, Vicente Calderon

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 tell us, authorities say this will not end drug violence in Tijuana.

Attention to Mexico's Drug War Heightens

March 4, 2009
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Vicente Calderon

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

Reporters Discuss Solutions for Tijuana Drug Problems

Dec. 16, 2008
By Amy Isackson, Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh, Vicente Calderon

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.

Reporters Discuss Life in Tijuana's Drug War

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."

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