A vintage ad for a Tijuana racetrack has occupied the side of the derelict California Theater in downtown San Diego since the 60s. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it may disappear to make way for a beer advertisement.
The Mexican border town of Naco hopes an image makeover can turn around its fortunes. It is calling itself the gateway to Río Sonora and the place to initiate travels to the rural areas of Sonora.
Besides research, the center proposed by former Mexican President Vicente Fox in Texas will help groom high school and college students who are immigrants into potential political leaders.
More than $15 million said to belong to the powerful Sinaloa cartel has been seized in Tijuana. This is the second largest cash seizure since 2006, when Mexican President Felipe Calderon started to aggressively go after the drug cartels.
Along the U.S.-Mexico border, retailers hope to stem the flow of shoppers north to American stores looking for deals on holiday gifts.
The plan was to strike a government building or American media outlet, possibly with a rocket launcher, and make it look like it was done by a rival cartel. "It will be good to send the gringos a message," the plotters allegedly said.
Mexico and the U.S. are working on a broad deal that would better manage water from the Colorado River.
José Francisco Blake Mora started his political career in the border state of Baja California before rising to the No. 2 position in Mexico's government.
About 500 people have gone missing in Tijuana and the nearby region since 2007. Some at the hands of local criminals; others by drug cartels. Family members of the disappeared are pressuring law enforcement to solve the crimes.
Mexican federal officials have arrested a top drug cartel member in Tijuana, allegedly responsible for countless deaths and a wave of violence in 2008.