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It takes three U.S. Border Patrol agents to unlock the gate and pry open its salt-eroded door. Holding her 10-year-old daughter Yvette’s hand, Castañon walks nervously across the dirt and rocks leading up to the border fence, stumbling a bi... more

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Made of a block of polished marble, Monument 258 was a hotspot for tourists on their way to or back from Tijuana. Some visitors would even chip off a piece of the marble and take it with them as a souvenir. more

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The destination is the nearby Mercado de Artesanías de la Línea. Patiently, Amy Sanchez and partner Misael Diaz wait for the remaining artists to show up and share their vision for what could turn the Mercado into a burgeoning cultural hu... more

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In the summer of 2010, I went on a ride-along with members of the Sierra Club Borderlands Team and took a tour of the new border fence that cuts through the Otay Mountain Wilderness. Listen to this special-project podcast and take an audio to... more

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When James Brown was in his 20s, he walked, on a whim, from his house in San Diego to Tecate, Mexico. Including a quick stop in La Mesa to bowl, the trek took 48 hours. more

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If you were motoring on the southbound 5 or 805 freeways last Wednesday between noon and 8 p.m., you might have found yourself a little inconvenienced as traffic slowed to a crawl between the Mexican border and, at times, as far north as do... more

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If the federal officers who patrol the U.S.-Mexico border operated under the same policies as city cops, Oscar Gamiz-Bargas might still be alive. The 22-year-old died May 18, 75 yards north of the Mexico point-of-entry, when a Border Patrol... more

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