Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Classical music in Tijuana’s slums

*Wonderful story of renewal in Tijuana. Children in the city’s slums are learning classical music in an exciting atmosphere that has the feel of an underground movement. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog Last week I toured the Centro de Artes Musicales in Tijuana, a nonprofit that has set up youth orchestras in several

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

An attorney speaks to Tijuana deportees

*What about the immigrants not covered in the President’s executive action? Sam Quiñones tell us about a group of them in Tijuana. VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog I just sat through a meeting of a...

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Stuck between two countries

By Rosalina Nieves, CNN Tijuana, Mexico (CNN) — Part of the fence separating the United States and Mexico sits about 50 yards away from hundreds of tunnel-like holes and makeshift tents where people live, stuck between two countries. The...

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Out of Mexico’s Violence: Cultural Renaissance On the Border

By Louis Nevaer, New America Media MEXICO CITY – Mexican youths living in border cities from Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez are reclaiming civil society via cultural movements emerging on the heels of a six year, government-led “War on...

Monday, February 4th, 2013

LA: The Plaster Vendor, or how I spent my Sunday morning

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog What’s nice about the Los Angeles of today is that you can go out a meet folks with worthwhile stories almost without trying. I was in the area once called South...

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Strange Tale of Road Trips That Never go Anywhere

By Oscar Barajas, NewsTaco Back in the good old, waning days leading to graduation, everyone wanted to be friends. People who had otherwise ignored you or taken you for granted for the past three and a half...

Monday, July 9th, 2012

MEXICO: Tijuana Opera

By Sam Quiñonez, A Reporter’s Blog One of the great arts events in all Mexico takes place in Tijuana. It is the Tijuana Opera Street Festival (Festival Opera en la Calle), now in its ninth year. I wrote...

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Happy Friday From Julieta Venegas!

Before I even learned to speak Spanish I knew every word to every song on Julieta Venegas’ breakthrough album Sí. It didn’t matter that I couldn’t understand the lyrics at first because I understood the sentiment through...