Anorak | Pictures of Life in Tijuana, Mexico: sex, drugs, hope and murder

Pictures of Life in Tijuana, Mexico: sex, drugs, hope and murder

by | 18th, September 2012

LIFE in Tijuana, Mexico, can be hard. Sex, drugs and life comes cheap:

A sex worker waits for customers at a street in downtown Tijuana, northern Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.

Saul Arellano, 8, touches his mother’s arm while she answers questions after they were reunited in Tijuana, Mexico. His mother, Elvira Arellano, is a Mexican citizen that sought refuge in a Chicago church and was finally deported by the United States.

Dave “Human Cannonball” Smith holds up his passport before being shot out of a cannon over the U.S.-Mexico border fence from the Playas de Tijuana area of Tijuana, Mexico to Border Field State Park in San Diego Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 in San Diego. The stunt was part of the Insite ’05 border art exhibit. The work titled “One Flew Over the Void” is by Venezuelan artist Javier Tellez.

Federal police officers stand on guard in front of a pharmacy in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008. Federal inspectors have raided 15 pharmacies in downtown Tijuana in a search for counterfeit drugs and illegal sales practices in stores known for offering U.S. tourists easy access to discount drugs.

Inmates gather on the roof of a building and hold up a sign that reads in Spanish “We want better treatment by the authorities” as they riot at La Mesa state penitentiary in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

Three murder suspects stand with their eyes closed as they are shown to the press at a police station in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008.

A sign offering the services of a masseuse or “sobadora” lies on a table used to repair religious figures in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. The “sobadores” are traditional chiropractor with no formal training, who use a mix of massage and faith to cure everything from sore backs to bad knees. Most of their clients are Mexican laborers in the U.S. who can’t afford formal physical therapy or simply don’t trust U.S. doctors

A man walks through an empty Pasaje Gomez, a commercial corridor in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, May 15, 2009. Four US citizens were found stabbed and strangled last Saturday in this border city, the latest deaths amid Mexico’s drug war and another blow to a tourist-based economy struggling from swine flu and the global economic recession.

A soldier stands by seized marijuana found packed in coffee cans at a presentation to the press in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. Mexican army officials announced the seizure of 127 cans of coffee filled with marijuana at Tijuana’s international airport.

Victor Moreno, 40, a drug addict with a 20 year-old habit, draws blood from his chest to mix it with his fix of heroin at a street corner near the international border in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. Mexico now has some of the most liberal laws in the world for drug users after eliminating jail time for tiny amounts of marijuana, cocaine and even heroin, LSD and methamphetamine.

The body of an unidentified man hangs from his neck under a bridge on the old Rosarito highway as authorities stand by in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. Authorities found the dead man beaten, naked and castrated.

Leticia Jimenez hangs crosses on the U.S.-Mexico border wall as part of Day of the Dead celebrations in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. Volunteers from the Pro-migrant Defense Coalition hung 5,100 wooden crosses in honor of 5,100 migrants who have died crossing to the US since 1995, according to their statistics.

Soldiers use an elevator to descend journalists to a 9 meters deep (29 feet), 122 meters long (400 ft) tunnel found by the Army inside a house near the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009.

A client, left, looks at sex workers sleeping in a night club in downtown Tijuana in northern Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009.

A police officer exits a night club where a man was shot in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. According to the police at the crime scene, a man was shot inside the club and died en route to the hospital.

Hundreds of Mexican nationals wait at a soccer field for dusk to cross the border into California, August 18, 1987, Tijuana, Mexico.

United States customs inspectors at the San

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