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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.

Mexican monumental sculpture in San Diego

utsandiego.com — The 10 giant bronze busts now on display at San Diego's Ruocco Park have traveled far. Created in Mexico by the artist Rivelino, they have been on display across Europe and in Mexico City. Called "Nuestros Silencios," or Our Silences, the monumental public art work is intended to deliver a message about freedom of expression.

Tijuana urban farms project aims to help U.S. deportees

utsandiego.com — It was an act of civil disobedience, carried out on federal land off a busy Tijuana thoroughfare in broad daylight. For hours on Saturday, volunteers built boxes, carted dirt and planted seedlings in what organizers say is the first step in an urban farming project aimed at addressing the issue of homeless U.S.

First gay wedding in Baja succeeds

utsandiego.com — Two Mexicali residents became the first same-sex couple to be married in Baja California on Saturday, ending a quest that began nearly two years after they first sought a marriage license. Victor Fernando Urias Amparo, 37, and Victor Manuel Aguirre Espinoza, 43, took their vows amid a crush of media and supporters outside Mexicali City Hall.

Tijuana Innovadora makes plans for 2015

utsandiego.com — Organizers of the biennial Tijuana Innovadora conference, held for 10 days last October, are preparing to launch a series of year-round activities, many that focus on young people and aim to strengthen the bilateral relationship with San Diego.

Protests in Tijuana over plans to demolish border structure

utsandiego.com — Its shape is reminiscent of a pair of giant seashells, thus its name, Las Conchas. And since the the structure's completion in 1965, untold millions have driven past on their way to and from the San Ysidro Port of entry.

U.S. opens border to Mexican trucks

utsandiego.com — The United States is preparing to open the border to Mexican long-haul truckers, allowing those who qualify for permits to make direct deliveries from Mexico to U.S. destinations-a measure stipulated more than two decades ago under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Mexicali cancels marriage ceremony for same-sex couple

utsandiego.com — A civil marriage ceremony scheduled today at Mexicali City Hall that was to be the first between a same-sex couple in Baja California has been canceled, the couple's attorney announced. The Civil Registry Office gave notice of the cancelation late Friday, said Jose Luis Marquez, who represents Fernando Urias and Victor Manuel Aguirre.

$22M LOAN FOR ENSENADA DESAL PLANT

utsandiego.com — The North American Development Bank has announced the disbursement of a $22 million loan to a South Korean company that is building a desalination plant in Ensenada. The plant would be an important new source of water for the city, whose residents have been battling water shortages.

Ensenada desalination plant receives $22 million loan from NADB

utsandiego.com — The North American Development Bank has announced the disbursement of a $22 million loan to a South Korean company that is building a desalination plant in Ensenada. The plant would be an important new source of water for the city, whose residents have been battling water shortages.

Record meth seizures at California-Mexico border

utsandiego.com — Methamphetamine seizures at U.S. ports of entry on the California-Mexico border reached unprecedented levels in fiscal 2014, as drug trafficking organizations strive to smuggle growing quantities of the low-cost Mexican-made product into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show 14,732 pounds of meth seized by the San Diego field office during the fiscal year that ended Sept.
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Jan 23, 2015

RT @SDuncovered: Surprise! Magnets being used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico: bitly.com/1CofvFG Great work from @elliotspagat

Jan 23, 2015

RT @SoCalSpark: Mexico to use drones to protect endangered 'vaquita' porpoise on Sea of Cortez | apne.ws/1GnhRIQ via @mexmarks

Jan 22, 2015

RT @Rene_Peralta: My article for the SD reader on the community efforts to preserve a Tijuana landmark! sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/jan/…

Jan 21, 2015

RT @jensteeley: Who's going to #SOTU? Guests of SD congressmen highlight vets issues. Remember Andrew Tahmooressi? utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/…

Jan 20, 2015

RT @Arturo_Sarukhan: #ICYMI, my column for @Univ_Opinion this week on the access of Mexican trucks to the U.S. goo.gl/yoSesM. #NAFTA

Jan 18, 2015

RT @RexWockner: Tijuana mayor: Gay couples can marry here. "In Tijuana there is no discrimination ... there is openness to everyone." frontera.info/EdicionEnLinea…

Jan 17, 2015

RT @RexWockner: Mexicali--Local government gives in. Víctor & Fernando have been married in City Hall plaza amid a crush of media. #MisDere…



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