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Most of the caravan crosses the border

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 16, 2009 at 12:30 pm with No Comments »
June 16, 2009 12:30 pm

A majority of the Mission to Mexico team is across the U.S.-Mexican border and heading south to deliver emergency vehicles and supplies to a handful of towns.

“We are all in Hermosillo safe and ramping up to head south as far as we can get,” Ed Troyer tweeted earlier today.

However, one emergency vehicle is stuck. It did not clear customs with everything else so one member of the team has stayed behind.

Troyer plans to blog and post photos of the Mission to Mexico Web site but has had trouble finding an Internet connection. In a brief telephone conversation Monday from the border crossing, Troyer said he’s got several blog posts and photos ready to go when he finds a connection.

He’s able to Twitter, though, using his phone.

“Ironic we landed is the same town all those kids died last week in the daycare fire. They told us the death toll is 47 now on that fire,” he wrote at 12:27 p.m. today.

Here’s a story about the day care fire.

UPDATE: The patrol car that hadn’t cleared through customs is now across the border.

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