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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Tijuana education authorities say only one middle school now lacks teachers, 6 weeks after school year started; parents of Secundaria No. 26 students block main entry to Loma Bonita neighborhood in protest

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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Body of former Tijuana policewoman found in trunk of car, with her tongue cut out

       The body of a former Tijuana policewoman was found in the trunk of her 2003 Nissan Altima on Saturday, Mexican media reported. The tongue of Lizbeth Elena Montañez Arenas had been cut out, El Mexicano reported. Montañez appeared to have been strangled and beaten all over her body, officials said.
       Authorities said she was separated from the force after her husband, also a former policeman, was detained in a kidnapping in 2008.
       Residents said the car, whose front passenger window was broken, was left in the Mérida neighborhood Friday. Front-page story, El Mexicano. Jump.

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Report on Mexicans seeking asylum in U.S.

       U-T San Diego's Sandra Dibble takes an excellent look at the issue of Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States, with a focus on a family from Guerrero that had two sons killed and a daughter raped. The story, with a nice photo from Charlie Neuman, ran on Page 5 instead of Page 1 as a feature involving Sunday night's Paul McCartney concert at Petco Park dominated the paper's front page.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

gendarmesTijuana paper wonders what federal gendarmes are doing in Baja California

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Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Parents upset about lack of teachers a month into the school year occupy schools, state education offices, and roads in protest

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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

UABC reported to have lost 26 million pesos in stock market; such investments said to be unauthorized

       The Autonomous University of Baja California lost 26 million pesos ($2 million) in the Mexican stock market, El Mexicano reported. Such investments are not authorized by the state, the paper said. Front-page story. Jump.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Columnist says 'I told you so' about toll road reopening being delayed

Update, Sept. 25: Alternate route being planned; 10mm fissure said to be cause of delay

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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

800 cars towed from Tijuana checkpoints; most drivers did not have licenses

El Mexicano editorial says that if checkpoints were set up around police stations, they would find police driving to work in vehicles without license plates and with cracked windshields

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Police, vendors wielding machetes face off at La Bufadora blowhole tourist attraction

       Ensenada police and a large group of vendors that a judge ordered away from the environs of the tourist blowhole attraction La Bufadora faced off on Monday; the 200 police eventually backed off, faced with protesters armed with machetes, rocks and sticks, media reported. Officials say they are trying to make La Bufadora into a world-class tourist attraction.
State Tourism Minister Oscar Escobedo Carignan discusses the issue; he notes that it is a matter for the municipality of Ensenada to deal with.
Front-page story, El Mexicano (PDF). Jump. Picture page, story (PDF).
Cartoon showing man with sign with title "Primero Muertos" (Death First: One protest sign said "Death First Before Being Removed")

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

farmacias del ahorroFarmacias del Ahorro, opening 10 pharmacies in Tijuana, has four-page wraparound ad in El Mexicano newspaper

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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Churches plan to seek injunction against having to file electronic statements with Mexican tax agency

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ipn logoTuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

University to offer certificate for English-Spanish translation and interpretation in Tijuana

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