border violence

How Bad Is It?

Palm Sunday, 2011 -- Although the website is not done reconstructing yet--expect it before May--I had to post a commentary today. To all the Into the Beautiful North readers, especially. Do you recall the beach in the novel where Nayeli and Aunt Irma take everybody crab fishing? This is a real Sinaloa beach in a real Sinaloa community where we used to go back in the 70s and 80s. The beach community thereabouts is called Caimanero. Basically, "The Alligator Area." Makes a real impression on a teenaged boy. Last night, there was a quinceanera at Caimanero.

Update: Luis Aguilar Fund

As posted in Immigration Monday (see below), USBP agent, Luis Aguilar, was intentionally run down and killed by narco smugglers in a Hummer in the western end of Yuma Sector.

There is a fund set up for his family. I hope you will not only help them out, but pass this information to your associates and friends.

This information comes directly from our good friend, Sheriff Ralph Ogden.

National Bank of Arizona
For the Benefit of Agent Luis Aguilar
1800 S. 4th Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364
Account # 0163038724

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