The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds. And before a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country — a border culture. Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to disinguish us from them.

— Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa

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