Street vendor Victor Manuel Jimenez, 44, poses for a portrait outside his home in Tijuana, Mexico, on Oct. 6. A two-week $5 million festival called "Innovative Tijuana" began on Thursday showcasing the city's economic prowess and cultural riches.A  festival at the gleaming cultural center is a $5 million victory party, portraying Tijuana as a beacon of hope in the war on drug traffickers that Mexico's president launched in 2006.




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