and Music Festival traditional Mexican was held this Saturday in the city of Tijuanaon the border between Mexico and the United States, for protest against the border wall, days after nearly thirty migrants died in two road accidents in the country.
This is the “Fandango Fronterizo” festival, a traditional festival where traditional music from the state of Veracruz (east), known as son jarocho, is performed and danced.
The event took place at Binational Friendship Park, located on both sides of the border between Mexico and the United States. In that place, the musicians shouted “let the wall fall” while playing their musical instruments.
The festival started in 2008 and at first it was done on both sides of the boundary fence. However, as of 2019 this is only done on the Mexican side because US authorities have banned the fenced Friendship Park from entering.
“I hope it won’t take long, I have hope (…) that they will open the border so that the fandango can continue. Knowing that we can touch our pinky to the wall to greet each other, it’s amazing,” SAYS Carmen Castro, one of the organizers in the event.
In this regard, Anastasio Luna, a participant from Veracruzsaid that fandangos serve to create brotherhood and community on both sides of the border.
“A group of friends from here Tijuana and another from Los Angeles, “They have the initiative to have a party holding Son Jarocho as a way of protesting against the barriers that we have between countries,” said.
The excitement of the activity is different from hard times for migrants that cross Mexico to come to the United States. On Friday, 18 people from Venezuela and Haiti died when the bus they were traveling in overturned on a highway in the state of Oaxaca (south).
- On October 1, another 10 migrants from Cuba died in another road accident in the state of Chiapas (south).
In addition, Washington announced on Thursday a expansion of the border wall in southern Texas, a measure described by the Mexican government as “public” and “a failure.”
Security enhancement is provided by Mexico To fight the irregular trafficking of migrants, Thousands of people of different nationalities cross the country using buses, trailers, rickety vehicles or freight trains.
On the way, however, they suffer accidents or attacks from criminals and sometimes from the authorities themselves.
In addition to those who travel to secret ways, Thousands of migrants remain in the city of Tapachula, in Chiapas, waiting for Mexican authorities to grant them permits to travel into the country.
Thousands more They flocked to the border towns with the United States waiting for the right moment to cross.