Border Patrol Shooting Highlights U.S.-Mexico Tensions

Huffington Post, 10/17/2012

The latest killing of a Mexican national by the U.S. Border Patrol sparked a public protest during the boy’s funeral this weekend.

José Antonio Elena Rodríguez’s family and friends carried his casket toward the border fence separating Nogales, Mexico from the Arizona city that shares it’s name, as U.S. police and Border Patrol agents looked on from the other side, according to a report from local paper El Diario de Sonora. About 200 people attended the Sunday service.

The tense atmosphere at Elena Rodríguez’s funeral highlighted simmering anger along the border with Mexico, where U.S. agents have used force in three violent confrontations since last month.

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