|Nogales, Mexico: The Border Fence (La Frontera)
Jesús Manuel Mena Garza
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The controversial border fence that separates parts of the USA and Mexico is largely ineffectual, but is a daily reminder of the chasm separating two countries. This section is manufactured from large-rusting metal girders. It looks quite imposing. Through the slats of the porous fence you can see a modest Arizona neighborhood. As Mexican President José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori apparently said, "Alas, poor Mexico. So far from God. So close to the United States." Feel free to send me your comments or questions.