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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.

Driscoll's raises pay for field hands in San Quintin strawberry farms

Mexican farm workers begin bus caravan — As many farm workers headed for work early Saturday in the strawberry fields of these low coastal valleys, protesters prepared to ride buses across Baja California, continuing the campaign launched this month for higher wages and improved working conditions in the region's export-oriented farms. Nearly two weeks after the launch of a farm workers' strike that led to road blocks along the Transpeninsular Highway and threatened the output of one of Mexico's most important agricultural regions, calm has returned to Colonet, Vicente Guerrero, San Quintin and other communities that grow strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes and other produce.

Leaders of strike in San Quintin vow to continue their struggle for higher wages — A push by farm workers for higher wages ended without resolution on Friday, with leaders refusing to settle for the 15 percent pay increase offered by growers in Baja California.

A house built of trash rises in Rosarito Beach inspired by Earthship design — Neighbors in this oceanfront community grew alarmed as they watched the growing piles of discarded tires and empty bottles, the rising mounds of corks and bottle caps accumulating on Sandra Moffat's property. "We had lots of complaints. They assumed we were going to build a dump," said Moffat, a 66-year-old U.S.

Unity, division marks San Diego-Tijuana border history — There was a time when there were no barriers here at the U.S.-Mexico border, and very few people - just the wind blowing over a small river valley flowing into the Pacific Ocean. Today, San Diego and Tijuana comprise the border's largest binational region. The main U.S.

Doctor: Lucha libre wrestler injured in Tjiuana match possibly died of whiplash — A lucha libre fighter died after suffering a blow and falling unconscious in the ring early Saturday, a death likely caused by whiplash, according to a physician working at the Tijuana event.

San Quintin farmworkers seeking higher pay, benefits block Baja California's Transpeninsular Highway — For the second day in a row, protesters intermittently blocked sections of the Baja California Transpeninsular Highway south of Ensenada around San Quintin on Wednesday, demanding higher pay and improved working conditions on the farms that grow strawberries, tomatoes and other produce for the U.S. market.

Mexican newspaper chain accused of extortion plans lawsuit against Baja California governor, five mayors — A battle between a Mexican newspaper chain accused last week of extortion by Baja California's governor and five mayors soon could be heading to court. "We're speaking with our legal advisers, to assemble the best possible lawsuit," Juan Fernando Healy, president and general manager of Grupo Healy, owner of the Tijuana daily Frontera newspaper and its sister publications in Mexicali and Ensenada, said in an interview on Tuesday.

Mexican officials accuse media of extortion — The most explosive news in Baja California on Friday didn't result from any act of journalism. The source of much commotion and commentary in the state's political, business and media circles was a newspaper advertisement signed by Baja California Gov. Francisco Vega de Lamadrid and the state's five mayors.

U.S. Marine detained last year in Mexico on weapons charges released from Georgia jail following DUI arrest — Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine veteran whose seven-month detention in Baja California drew high-profile U.S. media and political figures to his defense, spent Wednesday night in a jail cell in Emanuel County, Ga., following his detention on traffic misdemeanor violations.
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Mar 31, 2015

Driscoll's announces higher pay for workers in San Quintin strawberry farms--but unclear exactly how much:

Mar 29, 2015

San Quintin farm workers find support from United Farm Workers in their push for higher wages, better conditions:

Mar 24, 2015

Sandra Moffat's house in Rosarito Beach is all trash--and she loves it: #popotla #earthship

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