A high-profile activist is killed on Mother’s Day, traffic is getting worse going into Mexico, what Plexiglass has to do with one vision for the border wall and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
Though plans for a border wall – a literal barricade dividing the U.S. and Mexico – are moving forward, the vision for a property just south of the existing border fence strives to connect Tijuana and San Diego more than ever by becoming a hub for where people from both sides of the border can live and work.
For years, Mexican officials have been working to build a desalination plant in Rosarito Beach. David Gibson, executive director of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, says the new plant could siphon money from the already strained Tijuana sewer system.
Immigration to the U.S. from Mexico might soon slow even without a wall, but companies are clamoring to build one anyway. Plus: More violence in Tijuana, ongoing fallout over the sewage spill, journeying to the U.S. in video game form and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
Performance artist Ana Teresa Fernandez has, once again, painted a segment of the border wall blue. If you stand on the beach in Playas and look north, the wall blends almost seamlessly with the sky, as if you could easily walk through the bars and end up in Imperial Beach. Fernandez has performed “Borrando la […]
Tijuana newspaper Zeta targeted, border muralists want to convey a message of inclusiveness, activists draw attention to crimes against women and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
The border wall opens briefly for cross-border hugs, mothers share stories about their missing children, Baja journalists say governor is trying to silence their work and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
San Diego’s “podfather” on what he loves about podcasts, tiki lovers unite, a new One Book, One San Diego is unveiled and more in our weekly roundup of all things arts and culture.
Migrants from around the world are stuck in limbo at the border, Tijuana had a violent first half of 2016, Brexit rears its head in Mexico and more in our biweekly roundup of news from the border.
A look inside the Tijuana shelters that are seeing an unprecedented surge in people stranded from all over the world as they await answers from the U.S. on whether they’ll be allowed to enter.