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Hector Tobar learns some lessons in Tijuana

August 31, 2009 | 10:26 pm


A vacation trip through Tijuana affords the opportunity to pass along some lessons about the fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico. But the teacher becomes the student, writes columnist Hector Tobar. 

Hector toba head I tried to give my kids a "teachable moment" when we drove through Tijuana this summer. But in the end, I was the one who got schooled.

I figured it's a dad's responsibility to pass on certain lessons about the way the world works. So I showed my boys, ages 10 and 12, the fence that divides the United States from Mexico.

Read the rest of Tobar's column here.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City

Image: The fence that divides the United States and Mexico makes a potent statement. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)