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 an emblem 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 superb probability it may not reopen. We get into its historical past and future at the moment. Learn the complete transcript right here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Company: San Diego Union-Tribune border reporter Kate Morrissey

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