Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border

Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border


            Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the cord offers a compelling and unheard of glance at what existence is like for those refugees dwelling on the Mexican side of the border—a global that's just some twenty miles from San Diego, yet that few have seen.  Urrea supplies us a compassionate and candid account of his paintings as a member and "official translator" of a team of aid employees that supplied relief to the various refugees hidden simply in the back of the flashy vacationer spots of Tijuana.  His account of the fight of those humans to outlive amid abject poverty, unsanitary residing stipulations, and the felony and political chaos that reign within the Mexican borderlands explains no doubt the explanation such a lot of are pressured to make the damaging and unlawful trip "across the cord" into the United States.
            greater than simply an divulge, Across the Wire is a tribute to the tenacity of a those that have discovered to outlive opposed to the main very unlikely odds, and returns to those forgotten humans their delight and their identity.  

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