Sunday, February 25, 2007

Wonna know how it feels to be an illegal immigrant?

Really interesting story on the BBC News website. Someone clever has set up a fairly realistic theme park in Mexico, of all places, aiming to give tourists a feel for what it is like to be an illegal Mexican immigrant into the US of A (land of the free etc etc). Fascinating stuff. Read the first person account of the corporation's Mexican correspondent about being an 'iilegal immigrant' at Eco Alberto Park in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo. The park itself is owned and operated by a local indigenous community, the Hnahnu. It is suggested that part of the rationale for setting it up was to generate empathy for 'illegals'.

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