The Times podcast: Tijuana’s many, many sides

Tijuana hospital
The scene outside a Tijuana hospital in 2020.
(Alejandro Tamayo / San Diego Union-Tribune)

In this installment of the podcast “Border City” from our sister paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune, longtime border reporter Sandra Dibble talks about what it was like covering the assassination of a police chief in Tijuana and the arrest of a powerful drug suspect.

She also moonlights as an opera singer in Tijuana, puts on a concert for friends from both sides of the border and navigates living a binational life after 9/11, which changed the flow of traffic from one side of the border to the other.

Read the full transcript here.


Host: Sandra Dibble

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