Border crosser dies; pregnant woman thrown from car

I don't want to go on being just a root in the shadows,
vacillating, extended, shivering with dream,
down in the damp bowels of earth,
absorbing it, thinking it, eating it every day.

-Pablo Neruda from 'Walking Around'

Border issues in the news...

Agents found the body of an illegal immigrant Monday afternoon on the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation.
The discovery of the body was the latest incident in a busy weekend for agents who also performed three rescues of illegal immigrants and seized more than 1,900 pounds of marijuana along Arizona's stretch of U.S.-Mexican border.

Further, a suspected drug smuggler threw a pregnant passenger from a car Saturday night shortly before he died in a car wreck while trying to elude U.S. Border Patrol agents north of Lukeville.

Friend left behind

Agents encountered a man walking on Federal Route 1 south of Arizona 86 on the western part of the reservation about 3 p.m. Monday who told them his friend had been left behind, Daniels said. He said his friend had passed out.

Agents followed the man back to where he had last seen his friend. About 3:20 p.m. they found his body. The dead man was an adult, but officials haven't determined his age or hometown.

May is traditionally the month when border deaths increase in Arizona as temperatures start to hit triple digits.

Continue reading this article by Brady McCombs at the AZ Daily Star