Border agents find entrant's body

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...

Border Patrol agents recovered the body of an illegal border crosser near Sasabe, stopped an RV with 54 illegal entrants inside near Sonoita, and found 72 people inside two stash houses in Nogales — all on Sunday.

The body was found at dawn Sunday near Sasabe, said Richard DeWitt, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman. About midnight Saturday, two illegal entrants who were arrested three miles north of the border, east of Arizona 286, told agents that they'd left behind a man who was convulsing, he said. They said he had taken some kind of medication.

BORSTAR agents, the agency's search, trauma and rescue unit, began a search with the aid of an agency helicopter, DeWitt said. At 3:45 a.m, they found the body of an adult man. His travel companions said they were all from Chiapas, Mexico.

This was at least the fifth body recovered in August by the Border Patrol. The agency recovered 154 bodies of illegal border crossers in the Tucson Sector from Oct. 1 through July 31, compared with 150 during the same time in 2006 and 186 through the same time in 2005.

Read the full article by Brady McCombs in the Arizona Daily Star