Skip to comments.Mexican Amusement Park Offers Fake Border Crossing Attraction
Posted on 06/29/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono
An unusual amusement park attraction in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo offers visitors the thrills and chills of an illegal border crossing. The attraction takes visitors through a fake United States-Mexico border, complete with fake smugglers and fake border patrol agents.
The aim is to dissuade would be migrants from making the trip. The coyote, or smuggler, leading this simulated illegal border crossing used the name Simon and wore a face mask. Before setting off, he addressed his charges that evening, about 40 students from a private school in Mexico City.
"Tonight we're going to talk about migration," Simon said in Spanish. "But for us it isn't just something rhetorical, but rather the opposite. Because we have endured, we have suffered, of hunger, thirst, injustice, heat, cold, we have suffered from everything."
Then, under the cover of night, Simon herded them into the woods, toward the fake frontera...........
Visitors to the Parque EcoAlberto in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo await instructions for their fake illegal broder crossing. Photo by Irina Zhorov/Fronteras
During the tour, participants have an encounter with the fake border patrol. Photo by Irina Zhorov/Fronteras
I think I already commented the first two times this was up.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Let me guess. The attraction was paid for by the US State Department.
My version adds a minefield.
make it through,win a giant sequinned sombrero.