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Border Reporter — U-T San Diego
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Live in U.S., work in Mexico Border reporter for the UT San Diego.

New Mariachi opera set in Mexican revolution — Any doubts over whether mariachi musicians and opera singers can share a stage should be put to rest. Saturday's San Diego Opera performances of "El Pasado Nunca Termina" or "The Past is Never Finished," at the San Diego Civic Theatre seamlessly combined the two genres to tell a story of family, love and belonging that spans two countries and a multiple generations.

Mexican firearms reforms clear the way for joint border inspections by U.S. and Mexican officials — Armed U.S. Customs inspectors soon could be working side-by-side with their Mexican counterparts, screening mother commercial shipments at Tijuana pre-clearance facility near the Otay Mesa border crossing, as new legislation in Mexico this week has opened the way for the precedent-setting collaboration.

San Felipe's fishermen key to saving vaquita — The launching last week of new measures aimed at protecting the endangered vaquita porpoise has left many fishermen in this coastal community uncertain of what lies ahead. "We're hoping that the money arrives as promised," Jose Luis Meza, a 47-year-old San Felipe native, said Friday morning after launching his small fishing panga into the Gulf of California.

Cross-border issues focus of San Diego Chamber of Commerce trip to Mexico City — The new mayors of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and Tecate are heading on a trade mission to Mexico City today, joining a 75-member delegation made up of participants from both sides of the border.

New plan to save Mexico's vaquita includes expanded protection zone, payments to fishermen — With the small and rarely seen vaquita porpoise verging on extinction, Mexico's federal government is launching an unprecedented effort to save the species-through measures that include a dramatically expanded ban on gill net fishing in the Upper Gulf of California over the next two years. Page 1 of 2

Tijuana police want raises, promotions, equipment — Tijuana police face a multitude of challenges - from the threats posed by organized crime to winning the trust of the city's 1.7 million residents. But the officers report that some of their biggest obstacles are internal, according to an unprecedented survey of the 2,100-member force.

Dog meat found in Tijuana Chinese restaurant — Chinese restaurants across Tijuana have been suffering a sharp in customers following the discovery this week that workers at one establishment had been killing dogs on its premises and cooking their meat. Two days after authorities shut down Restaurant Lo Yen City, in the heart of a working class community several miles from downtown, three Chinese nationals and two Mexicans remained in custody on Thursday.

Ten Tijuana cosmetic clinics closed — Ten cosmetic and plastic surgery clinics in Tijuana have been shut down by state and federal regulators after being found in violation of Mexican health laws. Inspectors seized expired and unregistered medications from the clinics, according to a statement Wednesday from the Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks, known as Cofepris.

Mexican soldiers find drug tunnel entrance in Tijuana — Nine suspects were taken into custody on Tuesday when Mexican soldiers allegedly caught them digging a cross-border drug tunnel west of A.L. Rodriguez International Airport. A statement from the Second Military Zone in Tijuana said soldiers had received a tip about about drug sales and a tunnel under construction at residence near the border on a street called Callejon Constelacion.

Baja California's first "femicide" case — After years of suffering beatings and psychological abuse, Lidia Montealegre had summoned the courage to leave the father of her three children, police said. But last weekend, she agreed to see him again - and ended up dead. José Roberto Hernández Aviles, her common-law-husband of 14 years, confessed to strangling Montealegre last Sunday in a Tijuana motel room, according to state prosecutors.
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Apr 24, 2015

How will joint U.S.-Mexico inspections be conducted at Tijuana customs station? Mexican official explains:

Apr 24, 2015

Mexico's changes to its firearms laws this week clears the way for joint border inspection facility in Tijuana:

Apr 19, 2015

San Felipe's fishermen uncertain of their future under drift gill net ban, a measure to protect vaquita porpoise.

Apr 17, 2015

San Felipe fishermen still heading out with gill nets through April 28 when ban starts. #vaquita

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