The Road Out of Tijuana


“The apparent indifference of U.S. authorities to the many accusations of torture made against Leyzaola (Tijuana police chief) is somehow less puzzling. It is essential that the police start kicking ass in Mexico, and what’s a bit of waterboarding between friends, particularly in a national-security crisis?”

–from an earlier draft of this compelling, illuminating story on Tijuana in this week’s The New Yorker by William Finnegan.

(Subscription required to read the entire piece. And, sadly, that last line was mostly cut.)

Photo via The New Yorker

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The Road Out of Tijuana

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