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Live in U.S., work in Mexico Border reporter for the UT San Diego.

Official refuses to perform Baja, Mexico's first gay marriage

utsandiego.com — What was to be the first same-sex marriage in Baja California ended in a stand-off Friday morning. Fernando Urias Amparo, 37, and Victor Manuel Aguirre, 43, arrived at Mexicali City Hall in matching white suits, prepared to take their vows at 8:30 a.m.

Following protests, Mexico reverses course on immigration inspections for pedestrians at Otay Mesa.

utsandiego.com — Reversing a recent initiative at the Otay Mesa pedestrian border crossing, Mexican immigration authorities won't be asking that foreigners show a passport and say how long they plan to stay in Mexico.

San Diegans track potential immigration changes

utsandiego.com — Expectation of a major overhaul of the country's immigration system over the coming weeks by President Barack Obama has been generating intense interest across San Diego County. The issue is being followed closely by everyone from hotel groups to the farm industry to the high-tech sector to the immigrant advocacy community.

Mexico City zoo launches the country's first California condor breeding program with help from San Diego Zoo

utsandiego.com — A binational effort to save the California condor has led to the establishment of the first Mexican breeding program for the endangered bird at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City. Wildlife biologists from the San Diego Zoo joined top environmental officials from both countries in the Mexican capital this week to celebrate the new program.

Drop in border wait times bring promise of economic growth

utsandiego.com — Since the expansion of vehicle inspection booths at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, overall wait times at the busy border crossing dropped from 60 to 75 percent when compared with the same period last year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

U.S. account closures cause alarm in Tijuana

vidalatinasd.com — One of the oldest and largest businesses in Baja California, the Calimax supermarket chain got some unpleasant news last month: The company's U.S. bank no longer wants its business. This presents a problem for Calimax, where many customers pay in dollars and the products on the shelves often have been imported from the United States.

Closing of Mexican accounts in San Diego stirs concerns of Tijuana businesses

utsandiego.com — One of the oldest and largest businesses in Baja California, the Calimax supermarket chain got some unpleasant news last month: The company's U.S. bank no longer wants its business. This presents a problem for Calimax, where many customers pay in dollars and the products on the shelves often have been imported from the United States.

Tahmooressi to get treated in California

utsandiego.com — Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, released from a Baja California prison last week, plans to seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder starting next month in California. Phil Dunn, president of Serving California, a faith-based group that works with injured veterans. said Friday that Tahmooressi "told us he plans on attending starting Dec.

University of San Diego receives $1.1 million grant to help Mexico implement judicial reforms

utsandiego.com — The University of San Diego is collaborating with the National Autonomous University of Mexico to prepare Mexican students and law professors for their country's transition to U.S.-style oral trials. USD's Justice in Mexico initiative is receiving $1.1 million from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Narcotics and Law Enforcement to administer the program next year.

Tahmooressi's PTSD diagnosis was key to his release

utsandiego.com — But seven months after U.S. Marine reservist Andrew Tahmooressi was stopped at the Tijuana border with three loaded weapons and 400 rounds of ammunition, the Mexican Attorney General's Office withdrew its accusation against the Afghanistan War veteran. Prosecutors determined that Tahmooressi "did not have the full capacity to understand the criminal nature of his behavior," according to a court document.
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Nov 28, 2014

RT @randyNYT: Drug addicted, deported -- often both -- live a life of limbo in a drainage canal in Tijuana. A look at "El Bordo": nyti.ms/1rwiCsK

Nov 23, 2014

After the concert with Norma Navarrete, soprano, and Rodolfo Ruiz Velasco, tenor. In Tijuana. instagram.com/p/vuzcqEteeU/

Nov 21, 2014

Citing paperwork problems, Mexicali city officials turn back same-sex couple hoping to marry Friday: bit.ly/1y0h8Xz



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