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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:57 AM

A trip to Agua Prieta, Mexico

Abe Villarreal, columnist and assistant dean at WNMU writes about his student trip. A couple of excerpts:

And through the bumpy unpaved roads of main streets, between corner taco stands and panaderias (bakeries), there are people just like you and me. People that want a better life.

Isnít it funny how that phrase seems like it only belongs to foreigners coming to the United States? Most of the people I know, red-blooded flag-waving Americans, also want a better life. Doesnít that make us the same?

Even after you think about it for a moment, we still feel so different, and itís because we have an obsession with focusing on our differences. They are poor; we are rich. They are foreigners; we are citizens. They speak Spanish; we speak English. They, we, they, we, the back and forth goes on forever.

Before the weekend ended, we visited a migrant center. In the courtyard, the men played basketball. Mothers breastfed. Kids chased each other. Most had smiles, and then the mood changed. We were taken inside to hear the stories of several migrants who had been traveling thousands of miles from several Latin American countries.

A younger woman began to tell us how she was in medical school when her professor accused her of spreading ill will about her countryís administration. She was forced to flee, leaving her family and a dream career. Her words were few because she could barely speak as she held back tears. Sheís not sure where her journey will take her.

The whole article

On the other hand, Yvette Herrell, defeated by Xochitl Torres Small for NM-02 (but running again) releases this BS:

Going forward, the wall will serve as the foundation for future progress, enabling law enforcement officers and policy makers alike to take a more proactive approach to securing the border now that there will be fewer open areas along the border to breach.

Itís been a long, slow march in the face of constant Democratic obstructionism, but President Trump is keeping one of his most important promises to the people of New Mexico and America: Heís securing the border and keeping our communities safe.


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Response to El Mimbreno (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 11:14 AM

1. I have been to Agua Prieta many times.

There is an area near the border that isn't too bad, but when you head south,
the poverty and problems are very evident. My friend and I would drive though AP
on the way to the little village of Cabullona where we hired a local farmer to
plant ancient corn in his fields.
https://en.mexico.pueblosamerica.com/i/cabullona/
edit to add: the name of the ancient corn is chapalote:
https://www.garynabhan.com/news/2013/01/chapalote-corn-the-oldest-corn-in-north-america-pops-back-up/
My buddy, Jon Wick, got the seeds from Native seed search. He was written up in
Al Jazeera of all places, as a horticulturalist. I think of him as the sax player in
our band.

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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 11:17 AM

2. A woman and her 2 year old drowned crossing Rio Grande...

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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 11:42 AM

3. Kick for Wick...

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