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Tijuana Maquiladora Tour

  Come to learn about Tijuana communities and workers’ conditions and struggles! Schedule (There may be slight variations from tour to tour.) 9:00 am sharp- San Ysidro/Tijuana border. Direction to meet here will be provided later. We will walk together … Continue reading

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A little known fact about Tijuana’s “La Mona” statue

Armando Muñoz Garcia needed money. “La Mona,” his famed 58-foot, habitable concrete sculpture of a nude woman towering over run-down homes and streams of garbage in a Tijuana gully, requires steady maintenance and upkeep. Plus, the self-taught artist needed to … Continue reading

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La Mano de la Paz: Proposed public-art project in Tijuana

t Standing at the western end of the United States / Mexico border fence is like being plopped into the middle of an awkward conversation between Frida Kahlo and Dick Cheney. Nowhere are the differences between the two cultures more apparent. … Continue reading

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Tijuana rollerskating rink

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Tijuana architecture tour

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Art in Tijuana maquiladoras

Guadalupe Rivemar Valle is a pragmatist. As director of Tijuana’s Sala Anguiano for the last three-and-a-half years, she’s seen how few people find time to stop by the downtown gallery to see the drawings, paintings and etchings of artist Raúl … Continue reading

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Rethinking Tijuana’s canyon development

Read my story on Oscar Romo, an architect and urban planner who wants to save Tijuana’s canyons by reusing the very trash and erosion that threaten them. Click here to read the full story and click here to view the … Continue reading

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