Wednesday, July 16, 2008

photos from the july 3rd border crossing into mexico

click here to see photos from the july 3rd border crossing from mcallen texas to reynosa mexico.

many caravanistas were awake all the previous night (i played the 'i'm old and sick' card) moving aid off the bus that broke down, and working on repairs to the bus that was struck that evening by a drunk driver in an suv. notice the difference between the american border officials (where else do you hear about a nation's government intervening when people are trying to leave?) and the mexican officials. although all appear to share a mexican ancestry, the way they interacted with us was quite different. where else could people sleep on a cement platform at a federal office? please read the previous post for more details on the crossing.