José Antonio Elena Rodríguez has been dead for a year, but a binational march along both sides of the Mexico-U.S. boundary marking the anniversary made it clear that he is far from forgotten. On Friday, October 10, nearly 100 people in Nogales, Sonora and over 100 people in Nogales, Arizona chanted, sang and marched past the site in Mexico where the 16-year-old was shot and killed by at least one Border Patrol agent. The march then continued to a point along the border wall where people on both sides of the international divide shared memories of the tragedy and words of encouragement for the hard work ahead in the fight for justice for the young man and his family.
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Murphy Woodhouse is an MA student at the University of Arizona's Center for Latin American Studies. His research interests include migration, deportation, U.S. immigration enforcement, and the Mexican drug war.