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2003-10-14

Democracy Now! South of the Border: From Nogales, Arizona to Nogales, Mexico

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Democracy Now! reports from the streets of a protest that went from the border towns of Nogales, Arizona to Nogales, Mexico in the state of Sonora. Over the last year at least 151 immigrants — some put the figure at over 200–have died crossing the Arizona border from Mexico into the United States.

Over the last year at least 151 immigrants have died crossing the border from Mexico into the United States–many of them from dehydration. Some put the figure at over 200–many of the bodies have not been found in the Arizona-Mexico desert.

In recent years, few migrant trails in North America have proved as dangerous as the nearly 300-mile-long stretch of arid borderlands shared by Mexico and Arizona.

This weekend — during Columbus Day, what others observe as Indigenous People’s Day or Anti-Discoverers Day–we went to the border and covered a protest that went from the border towns of Nogales Arizona to Nogales Mexico in the state of Sonora.

  • Democracy Now! reporting South of the Border: From the streets of Nogales, Mexico in the state of Sonora.

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