Saving Baja

Mexican and Americans alike have enjoyed swimming and surfing on the pristine beaches of Mexico’s Baja California for decades. Yet a recent industrial boom has brought commercial development to the Ensenada coastline. In an effort to save the natural beauty, a group of cross-border allies are trying to create Baja’s first state park in San Miguel, one of Mexico’s busiest towns.

Photo: Screen grab of #SaveSanMiguel video (YouTube).

TIJUANA ROLLER GIRLS

Women’s roller derby keeps gaining popularity in the United States, and now, it’s spreading south of the border, to Tijuana. Erin Siegal reports from Baja California on the sport’s fierce feminine machismo.

Image courtesy of Erin Siegal.

es-amlo-mitinErin Siegal is a photographer, writer, and a TV and web producer, and radio reporter. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Time magazine, Rolling Stone, O Magazine, Newsweek, and many other magazines and newspapers. She’s currently a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, and a 2012 Soros Media Justice Fellow.