Paul Theroux Offers Glimpse of Mexican Border at Los Dos Nogales

I suspect that may of us saw this piece in today’s New York Times — I thought it was a nice glimpse of the U.S.-Mexico Border today.  Conveys a sense of what’s been lost in recent years, especially since 9/11.

 

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  1. Jared T.

    Nice piece. Thanks for pointing it out, Ben. I haven’t been over since the early 2000s, down at Nuevo Progresso and then not but a half dozen times. Even then, neither the effects of 9/11 nor certainly the spike in drug violence had made a significant difference. I remember just putting a quarter into the turnstyle and that was it. I never made it too far in, just far enough to find brooms, molcajetes, comales, and avocados, but the sentiment Theroux expresses of the unmistakable foreignness resonates with my memory of how I felt at the time about those crossings.

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