Edit ModuleShow Tags

Redeemed by Their Blood: The Border Trilogy, Part 3


Published:

(page 1 of 4)

Editor's Note: This is the second installment of San Diego Magazine's The Border Trilogy. For part one, click here. For part two, click here.

A Rosarito cop enters the municipal palace--City Hall--and approaches the office of the secretary of security, Jorge Montero. Unholstering his sidearm, he evacuates the weapon of its magazine. He clears the chamber and hands the pistol to a dark-skinned, crew-cut guard. No words are exchanged--only stolid tension.

The guard is a former soldier in the Mexican Army, and he is one of three young men dressed in black paramilitary gear. He totes an AR-15 rifle--which is locked and loaded, with an extra magazine taped into place for easy retrieval--and stares stonily into the building's central courtyard. He tucks the officer's firearm into the back of his belt and dismisses the man with a tilt of his head.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

San Diego's Top Doctors 2018

Our annual list of 717 physicians in 88 specialties, plus five physicians open up about the emotional burdens of their fields

'San Diego Magazine' turns 70 Years Old

We toast to our birthday with a look back at our favorite covers through the decades

2018-2019 San Diego Arts Preview

54 plays, concerts, ballets, and exhibits you need to see this upcoming season, and more
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
    Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
  2. Best of San Diego Party 2018
  3. The Best of San Diego 2018
    We crown 103 winners in food, shopping, fitness, kids’ activities, and more
  4. Javier Plascencia Eyes Barrio Logan
    The award-winning chef is all over Mexico, but looks to make a San Diego comeback
  5. A Sneak Peek at ‘The Heart of Rock & Roll’
    The Old Globe’s newest world-premiere musical promises a familiar soundtrack and all the good feels of an ’80s rom-com
  6. What San Diego Women Want
    53 working women share their compelling stories on navigating pay equity, the baby penalty, #MeToo, and more
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Vote Now for Your Orangetheory Winner!

Winners will be announced at our Sweat event on May 12

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags