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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.

Tijuana police to use body cameras — Videos spread through social media purporting to show police misconduct have put some members of the Tijuana police department in an uncomfortable spotlight. Now officers will be recording themselves, using miniature body cameras for the first time to document interactions with the public.

INSIGHTS FROM THE BAJA BEAT — U-T San Diego reporter Sandra Dibble has covered the border and Baja California since 1994. Earlier in her career, she wrote about Latin America, the Cuban community and other issues for The Miami Herald, then worked at National Geographic. In today's Back Story, she talks about her life in journalism.

Protestors plan border blockade to protest restrictions on importing used U.S. vehicles — Demonstrators opposed to Mexican federal regulations on importing used U.S. vehicles were planning to block passenger traffic at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings this morning starting at 9 a.m. The protests have been scheduled at ports of entry along Mexico's northern border by importers of used vehicles and auto parts.

Tijuana and San Diego mayors meet — Issues such as tourism, emergency response, the environment, police collaboration, and joint trade missions were the topics of discussion on Friday, as Mayor Kevin Faulconer brought top staff members from San Diego City Hall to meet with Tijuana Mayor Jorge Astiazaran and his staff.

Academic leaders push opportunities for cross-border study — Saying factors such as language, tuition costs, and congestion at ports of entry have discouraged students from crossing the border to study, higher education leaders from San Diego and Tijuana are searching for ways to break the barriers.

Cross-border pedestrian bridge between Tijuana and San Diego moves forward — The first pieces of a pedestrian skybridge designed to straddle the Tijuana-San Diego border have been lifted into place in Mexico. The pair of 150-foot-long pieces, weighing a combined 150 tons, took two days to install above the Vía de la Juventud Oriente, the road that follows the border fence next to Tijuana's A.L.

Environmental groups sign agreement to preserve stretch of Tijuana's Alamar Creek — Surrounded by houses, roads and factories, Alamar Creek offers a rare respite from the gritty urban landscape of Tijuana's eastern side. But under a federal flood control project launched in 2011, the entire creek was to be turned into a concrete channel.

Binational survey looks at social norms in Tijuana and San Diego — Compared with San Diegans, residents of Tijuana are far more likely to be in favor of laws and regulations, according to a survey released this week. Tijuanenses are also more prone than San Diegans to engage in civic actions such as political rallies, sports and cultural activities, or community events to promote public safety.

Ayotzinapa disappearances a "defining moment" for Mexico — A former Mexican foreign minister, independent presidential candidate, and longtime observer of his country's public life, Jorge Castañeda Gutman has been both witness and participant in some of Mexico's most defining moments. Last year's disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero and its impact on Mexican society is one of those moments, he said during a stop in Tijuana this week.

UCSD study offers microloans to Tijuana sex workers — A study that looks at links between poverty and high-risk behavior among Tijuana sex workers will offer small loans to a group of 60 women this year. The loans are small - initially about $200 per participant - and the researchers hope that the women will use the money to launch small businesses and find an additional source of income.
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Mar 04, 2015

RT @jlfeder: A Mexican court brought marriage equality revolution to a 23rd state today, Chiapas.…

Mar 01, 2015

RT @BorderAmy: Mexico to pay fisherman not to use gillnets in Gulf of California to save porpoise on edge of extinction #baja

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