Podcast: A spot of friendship on the border closes

On the U.S.-Mexico border, the place San Diego ends and Tijuana begins proper subsequent to the Pacific Ocean, there’s a spot known as Friendship Park. It opened over 50 years in the past and was meant to be a logo of the binational group that stretches throughout the border. Friendship Park ultimately turned an unlikely place for poignant cross-border reunions.

However because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, Friendship Park has been shut down. And there’s a great likelihood it won’t reopen. We get into its historical past and future in the present day. Learn the total transcript right here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Friends: San Diego Union-Tribune border reporter Kate Morrissey

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