The obsession of U.S. politicians to “increase security at the border” has resulted in an unprecedented rise in the dangers to people crossing the border without authorization. In this sense, the notion of “security” at the heart of the legislative discussion on immigration reform in the United States is at odds with the safety of human beings.
On Apr. 27, a humanitarian caravan carrying journalists, social activists and international observers headed for the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, was attacked with high-power weapons by members of the PRI organization UBISORT. Alberta Cariño Trujillo, of the organization CACTUS, and Tyri Antero Jaakkolo, a native of Finland, were killed in the attack.