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

Banker: Mexico's informal sector impedes progress — Mexico's has undergone vast transformations in recent decades, and the country "is experiencing a historic opportunity that has not been seen for many years," a leading Mexican banker said on Monday. But the country's large informal sector is holding back progress, said Luis Robles Miaja, head of BBVA Bancomer, one of the country's largest financial institutions.

United States and Mexico collaborate on trusted trader programs to speed flow of goods across border. — Backed by trucking groups, customs brokers and others involved in cross-border trade, the United States and Mexico announced an agreement Friday aimed at streamlining the passage of goods across the border in both directions. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R.

Former State Sen. Denise Moreno Ducheny expects to receive presidential appointment to bi-national environmental board.

Tijuana painters collaborate on mural in Pasaje Rodriguez. — Artists are continuing to transform Pasaje Rodriguez, an enclosed alleyway off of Avenida Revolucion between Third and Fourth Streets. On Sunday, a dozen Tijuana artists spent 12 hours painting a collective mural inside the passage as part of an event called Epicentro de Tijuana, part of the October Festival organized by the Baja California Cultural Institute.

The ten-day Tijuana Innovadora highlights tech scene, culinary offerings, fashion world — Amid a global flourishing of tech companies and other startups, the 10-day Tijuana Innovadora conference intends to showcase these and other ventures that expand the city's horizons. Starting Thursday and running through Oct. 26, there will be numerous panels, conferences, workshops, exhibits, seminars - all with the aim of creating a buzz about Tijuana, one that organizers hope will find an audience in San Diego.

U.S. EPA administrator announces funds for infrastructure projects on the U.S.-Mexico border — New projects involving wastewater treatment, electronic waste management and environmental health on the California-Mexico border are receiving funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Gina McCarthy, the agency's administrator, announced the projects Tuesday during a visit to Border Field State Park.

The annual Entijuanarte Festival in Tijuana reaches across the border to California artists. — Tijuana's largest independent art festival takes place this weekend, with 80,000 people expected through Sunday. Entijuanarte features pieces and performances by more than 400 painters, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and other artists from both sides of the border at the cultural center, or CECUT, in Tijuana's Río Zone.

Congressional supporters hopeful that Andrew Tahmooressi could be released on humanitarian grounds so can receive treatment in the U.S. for PTSD — Congressional supporters of Andrew Tahmooressi, a U.S. Marine veteran on trial in Tijuana on firearms charges, said Wednesday they are hopeful Mexican prosecutors soon will move to dismiss the case on humanitarian grounds.

Mexican government plans a new website to clarify requirements for members of U.S. sportfishing community — On the heels of complaints from the San Diego sportfishing community, Mexico is moving to clarify the steps required to fish legally in its waters. A new Mexican government website aims to help U.S. tourists understand the requirements of Mexican federal agencies, including customs, fisheries and immigration.

MEXICAN FAMILY OUTRUNS THE VIOLENCE — Pablo Jaimes was working in the fields, so close to the road, he said, that he could hear the gunfire that took his youngest son's life, and saw the police vehicle that sped away. A 20-year-old soldier in the Mexican army, Reynaldo Jaimes was on leave from a nearby base when gunmen ambushed his car, killing him and a fellow soldier.
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Oct 21, 2014

Question to @DoctorQMd Great conference at Tijuana Innovadora, but why did your bodyguards block reporters from news conference?

Oct 21, 2014

RT @BorderAmy: .@voiceofsandiego explores #Tijuana’s cultural scene on Wed, 10/22 at The Front in #SanYsidro. Pecha kucha style.

Oct 20, 2014

@USMEXUCSD @UTsandiego What is happening is mutual recognition of each other's trusted traders programs, no new verification program.

Oct 19, 2014

A brave Mexican social media activist who reported crimes in hometown of Reynosa is herself kidnapped and killed:

Oct 19, 2014

Nice update by @sdeditgirl on Baja California's culinary scene as chefs battle it out at Tijuana Innovadora:

Oct 18, 2014

RT @wells4sanysidro: Small, but significant step toward collaboration we need - US/MEX. collaborate on trusted trader programs… @utsandiego

Oct 16, 2014

At Tijuana Innovadora, with Mexican foreign relations subsecretario @SM_Alcocer & Cecut director Pedro Ochoa.

Oct 15, 2014

RT @mexperspective: Former Mayor Héctor Osuna Jaime encourages all San Diegans and Tijuanenses to attend Tijuana Innovadora

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