El Cumpleanos (The Birthday)


The Port of San Diego is the primary port of entry for Honda, Acura, Isuzu, Volkswagen, Nissan, Mitsubishi Fuso, and Hino Motors into America. You’ll often see these automobile cargo ships passing in the bay.

Photo by Corey Lynn Fayman, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 US)

The San Diego-Coronado Bridge opened in 1969. Apparently it’s only the third deadliest suicide bridge in the country now, but perhaps Bonnie Hammond has access to different statistics than I do. The hills you can see in the distance beneath the bridge are the hills of Tijuana, so Rolly really might be prompted to think about the house on the border.

Photo by Corey Lynn Fayman, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 US)

Zeta is a weekly Mexican magazine, which regularly runs exposés on corruption in Mexico’s governments as well as on organized crime and drug trafficking. Two of its editors have been murdered and others attacked in retaliation for articles published in the magazine.

There really is a Chinese Consulate in Tijuana. Also with one representing Guatemala and one for the United States.



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