Across the wire: life and hard times on the Mexican border

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1st Anchor Books ed.

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look atnbsp;what life is like fornbsp;those refugees living on thenbsp;Mexicannbsp;side of the border--a world that is only some twenty miles from San Diego, but that few have seen.nbsp;nbsp;Urrea gives us a compassionate and candid account of his work as a member and "official translator" of a crew of relief workers that provided aid to the many refugees hidden just behind the flashy tourist spots of Tijuana.nbsp; His account of the struggle of these people to survive amid abject poverty, unsanitary living conditions, and the legal and political chaos that reign in the Mexican borderlands explains without a doubt the reason so many are forced to make the dangerous and illegal journey "across the wire" into the United States. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; More than just an expose, Across the Wire is a tribute to the tenacity of a people who have learned to survive against the most impossible odds, and returns to these forgotten people their pride and their identity.nbsp;nbsp;

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subject_facet Mexican-American Border Region -- Economic conditions
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Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) -- Economic conditions
Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) -- Social conditions
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