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La Cocina — an observational documentary — is by Bad Barista Films. [Mas…]


The border wall between Tijuana and San Diego slashes the beach and dives into the Pacific, unnaturally separating thousands of friends and families. But one woman saw things differently; Mexican-American artist Ana Teresa Fernandez recruited an artistic army to paint the fence away.

tijuanaMexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.”

In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate, and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast.

Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in 2012. [Mas…]


Check out these yummy looking tacos de atun (tuna) prepared in the style of Baja fish tacos — i.e, deep fried, but with pico de gallo instead of cabbage and (no comment) flour tortillas. [This recipe video was made for the EL ROSAL masa harina people, in Tijuana.]


If this short video featuring the preparation of tortillas and tacos in TJ doesn’t make you hungry, ask your doctor if having Don Jr. jerk your email chain is right for you.

Los Hollywood: Cassette mixtape + Polaroid selfies = ‘Cucu’ (video)

by Soy Capitan February 22, 2017 Cultura
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Los Hollywood — from San Diego and Tijuana — do the Time Warp again as they mashup the past (cassette tapes, Polaroid cameras) with modern pop and selfies in the new video Cucu. Los Hollywood es la visión artistica de una banda dinámica conformada por Heidy Flores (voz/bajo) [POCHO ❤️ HEIDY], Gustavo Mojica (batería), y […]

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In Tijuana, Taco Tuesday means tacos de adobada (video)

by Barney Asada November 8, 2016 Cultura
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YouTube says this Tijuana taquero is making tacos de adobada, maybe al pastor. A close look at the video suggests we’re at Taquerias El Guero. Hella good!

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San Diego y TJ band PRAYERS represent for ‘Mexica’ (NSFW music video)

by Soy Capitan October 11, 2016 Cultura
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Striking footage shot at San Diego’s Chicano Park sets the stage in the dramatic new music video Mexica, so that alt-goth-punk-Chicano-rap duo PRAYERS can decolonize your mind with music. [NSFW F-bombs, etc.]

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Happy Rosh HaShana from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5777! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 29, 2016 Cultura
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Mexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.” In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast. Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in […]

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In Tijuana, Javier is el super taquero recargado! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 18, 2016 Cultura
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In Tijuana, Chef Javier of Tacos El Poblano on Boulevard Diaz Ordaz las Huertas serves up tacos with style and flair. [Recargado (“recharged”) is slang for “kick-ass” or “awesome”.]

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Deported moms in Tijuana long for families, work for reform (video)

by Andalé Mono June 28, 2016 El Now
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In Dreaming in Tijuana deported mothers fight for immigration reform in the United States. The anguish of family separation has turned them into activists who promote the U.S. Latino vote from the Mexican side of the world’s “most transited” border. [Video via Univision.]

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Happy Rosh HaShanah from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5776! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 11, 2015 Cultura
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Mexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.” In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast. Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShanah (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shanah rhymes with Tijuana. The […]

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Based on a true story: The adventures of ‘El Coyote’ [NSFW]

by Comic Saenz August 28, 2015 Cartoons
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Every day, twice a day, Monday through Friday for six months, the coyote (or human smuggler) concealed and transported migrants across the border from Mexico to Los Estados Unidos. El Coyote — based on a true story — has some NSFW words in Spanish and English. There’s lots more about filmmaker Javier Barboza and the […]

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Welcome to Hotel Caesar’s, Tijuana! Enjoy your salad (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN July 27, 2015 Cultura
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The family of Caesar Cardini still owns and runs Hotel Caesar’s in Tijuana, where Caesar Salad was invented. Did you know Caesar’s original recipe calls for lime juice, not lemon? Lima, not limon? ¡Que Mexicano!

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Tips for crossing the border, paper fortune teller style (photos, video)

by HABLO PICASSO June 23, 2015 Cultura
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What do you need to know when crossing to El Norte from Tijuana? One artist who lived that life incorporated all she learned into origami “cootie catcher” fortune teller paper tip sheets. (Silent video, above.) Isabella Cruz-Chong grew up in Tijuana, she explained to POCHO in an email, “and I would constantly cross between Tijuana […]

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Ask A Mexican: Is it safe to visit Tijuana? (video)

by Comic Saenz April 16, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has just returned from a weekend trip to Tijuana. “Is it safe again in Tijuana, Gustavo?” someone asked him when he got back. “It’s safe — and it’s amazing!” he replied.

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Dancing Tijuana Cop: The White Zone is for Moonwalking only (video)

by Andalé Mono October 22, 2014 Cultura
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“Police officer Jose Ruben Echeverria showed he had the moves Sunday in the Mexican city of Tijuana, dancing to some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits while directing traffic. Numerous bystanders snapped photos of the dancing police officer, with some even joining in with him. Echeverria says he dances while directing traffic to make the experience […]

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Happy Rosh HaShanah from the Jews of Tijuana (video)

by SOY VEY September 23, 2014 Cultura
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Tijuana was a welcoming destination for Jewish refugees who fled Europe, Asia and the Mideast looking for a better life. This is one family’s story, and a POCHO Rosh HaShanah (New Year) tradition because shanah sorta rhymes with Tijuana. The Jewish year 5775 begins at sundown Wednesday, September 24; we wish all who celebrate a […]

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Dronestagrams: Drone photos (and one video) from Mexico

by Barney Asada August 27, 2014 Cultura
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With inexpensive remote-controlled drones (typically quadcopters) mounted with small, lightweight digital cameras, previously unseen vistas can be captured and shared as videos and stills. This video shows the Monument to the Mexican Revolution in the Plaza de la República in downtown Mexico City. [Click on the photos to enlarge.]

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Friday Night Lights in Tijuana means Lucha Libre (video)

by I. RON SHAKE July 15, 2014 Cultura
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A gringo goes to Tijuana to meet the men, both tecnicos and rudos, behind in the masks of lucha libre.

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Dreams Without Borders: I am going to grad school in London

by NANCY LANDA August 22, 2013 El Now
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On August 5 I launched a fundraising effort which I named Dreams Without Borders. It is about a dream that had been buried along with many other aspirations for some time. After graduating from college when residing in the U.S., I knew I wanted to earn a graduate degree. I had not figured out exactly […]

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One last ‘Harlem Shake’ video? Shake it Tijuana style (video)

by RATON ABBEY February 20, 2013 Cultura
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We thought we had seen them all — until we saw this one! RELATED: Battle of the Videos: ‘Harlem Shake’ Mexican style X 2 (NSFW) Harlem activist calls ‘Harlem Shake’ video craze a ‘racist meme’

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In ‘Reportero’ Tijuana journalists try to do their jobs — and live (video)

by Comic Saenz January 9, 2013 Cultura
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PBS writes: Reportero follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced?

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