Correcting Misperceptions of the Border

The Chamber and business leaders from Tijuana met with members of The San Diego Union-Tribune including Publisher and Editor-In-Chief Jeff Light, Editorial & Opinion Director Matt Hall, and editorial cartoonist Steve Breen to encourage a constructive dialogue on how to overcome misconceptions in our binational region.

The meeting was prompted by a political cartoon in The San Diego Union-Tribune addressing record violence in Tijuana. That cartoon drew emotional responses from Baja including Mexican officials from Tijuana and the state level as well as a cartoon in response from Tijuana’s El Mexicano newspaper.

During the meeting the group heard updates from Tijuana business organizations on their efforts related to cross-border commerce and discussed how to more actively share regional perspectives for future opinion pieces.