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A Raw Interview with Ed’s Manifesto About Tijuana’s Narco-Violence, Tacos, and Its Ska-Punk Scene

2:00 PM PDT on March 29, 2022

"Tijuana is the closest thing that the U.S. has to the Wild West."

What is it about Tijuana that keeps you going back? This sentence by Ed Calderón in our latest Youtube interview with him perfectly sums it up. The more you go to Tijuana, the more you understand it, but more importantly the more you respect it and learn to navigate its complex taco universe as safely as you can. You can't hide the fact that since this interview was filmed earlier this year,  two different journalists were killed in Tijuana, respectively. After all, since 2020, Mexico remains to be one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists to work and live in.

After eating our way through the best of Tijuana's not-so-touristy tacos, L.A. TACO sat down with Tijuana's native son, Ed Calderón, for a one-on-one interview in an undisclosed location in Tijuana to talk about his safety as a commentator on Mexico's thriving narco-violence, his skater-punk youth, and of why he keeps going back despite it all.

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