A Tijuana Renaissance

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In the 1990's, Tijuana's strip was lined with strip joints and packed with US Marines and college students looking for a good time. That all stopped when drug violence gripped the city. Now it's returning to life — with an explosion of entrepreneurial activity. Sam Quinones has reported in and around Tijuana for more than 15 years.

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Photo: Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones brought us that story in collaboration with KCRW's Independent Producer Project. You can find more images of the people living and working along Avenida Revolución on our website.




  • Sam Quinones - journalist and author of “The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth” - @samquinones7


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