Che escribió”Es bueno visitar Hirosima para luchar con energía por la paz”
Hoy va desde Hiroshima, la de la bomba. En el catafalco que ves hay los nombres de 78 mil personas muertas, se estima el total en 180 mil. Es bueno visitar esto para luchar con energía por la paz.
Michael Vickers’s ranch 113 kilometres north of the US–Mexico border in Brooks County, Texas, is near a Border Patrol checkpoint. Undocumented migrants trek through the harsh brushland onto his property to avoid capture. An electric fence encloses the nearly 1,000 acres: at 220 volts, says Vickers, a local veterinarian and avid hunter, “it won’t kill them but it will make them wet their pants”.
In 2006, Vickers and his wife Linda founded the Texas Border Volunteers, which now has some 300 recruits, who dress in fatigues and patrol private ranches in South Texas, using night-vision goggles and thermal imaging to track people in the dark. When they spot migrants they alert the Border Patrol. Former volunteers say the Vickerses did not allow them to provide first aid to migrants in distress or get closer than 10m.
While Congress is deadlocked, with conservative Republicans rejecting anything but a tough crackdown on people crossing illegally into the US, Americans in border states and beyond are becoming increasingly polarized.
The migrants who make it as far as Brooks County tend to be adults, since minors who cross the border will often give themselves up to US authorities, trusting that they will not immediately be deported. Ranchers in Brooks County complain of property damage and trash left behind by the migrants, referred to more often than not as “illegals” or “wetbacks”.