From the archive, originally posted by: [ spectre ]


Sep 28 – Guides are taking tourists on simulated illegal border
crossings from Mexico to the USA, complete with tunnels, swamps and
border guards.

Organisers deny the game is designed to train people to make the
illegal dash, instead saying it draws attention to the terror of an
illegal border crossing.

SOUNDBITE: Javier Garcia, Border Run Game leader, saying (Spanish):
”Many people have said that we train people, but it’s not like that.
We just do it so that people can see the suffering that every
immigrant experiences trying to cross to the United States.”

SOUNDBITE: Tania Fuentes Prieto, participant in game, saying (Spanish):
”I’ve no desire to go to the other side, but it shows people that here
in Mexico we can do lots of things without having to go anywhere else.”


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