News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Other protests planned along the border

BY STEPHANIE SANCHEZ, SUN STAFF WRITER

A protest movement that led to a two-hour border blockade at San Luis, Ariz., Wednesday is planned to move to other ports of entry between Arizona and Mexico.

Alberto Becerril Garcia, activist leader of the Frente Civico SanLuisino (San Luis Civic Front), said the group will have a public meeting today (Friday) in Sonoyta, Son., at 5 p.m. in Plaza Cesar, located on the main street that heads toward Puerto Penasco. Sonoyta is about a 30-minute drive from San Luis Rio Colorado, Son..

There the group will discuss and plan its upcoming border blockades at Sonoyta, which faces Lukeville, Ariz., and at Nogales, Ariz.

About 300 protesters blocked the port of entry between San Luis, Ariz., and San Luis Rio Colorado from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in efforts to pressure the Mexican government to lower summertime electricity rates for citizens of Sonora.

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