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The city of Tijuana is home to about two million
souls. The city is comprised of a ring of "colonias"
and a center core. The tourist area is to the west of the Port
of Entry along Tijuana's Avenida Revolucion. The town has a bull
ring, Jai Lai, and some of the most violent drug cartels on earth.
The tourist symbol of Tijuana might be the painted
While Tijuana depends almost entirely on the
U.S. city of San Diego for its economic existence, Tijuana launches
gang members, drugs, and violence over the border with sheer ebullience.
There may be a new future for the city because
Miguel Angel Badiola, director of public relations for the city
of Tijuana is making Tijuana a sister city with Havana, Cuba.
The sister city agreement is sponsored by Tijuana's Friends of
Cuba and its general coordinator Javier Heredia Talavera.
image is from Tijuana looking north east into the USA. The Tijuana
Silver Arch and the U.S. border's double fence are both visible.
In Tijuana, the newspapers are filled nearly
every day with stories about “Mas Sangre” -- More
Blood -- the unbridled violence of the local Drug Cartels.
The violence is so bad that Tijuana’s citizens
have held mass protests in public squares and street marches packed
with thousands all to call attention to their plight.
The popular saying in Tijuana is: “Tijuana,
so close to America and so far from....
God”. However, Tijuana is Mexico, it is not los Yunaites
Estaites — the “Spanglish” term for America.
The real tragedy is that this story repeats itself in nearly every
town along the entire 2,000 mile border..
Tijuana is known for its night life and entertainment.
American tourist pamphlets on Tijuana say things like “It’s
a place for adventure! Tijuana today can be one of the most exciting
cities on earth if you know where to look.”