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INTERNATIONAL

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Blade returns to U.S.-Mexico border, Central America EL PASO, Texas — The Blade on July 13 returned to the U.S.-Mexico border and Central America to continue its coverage of LGBTI migrants. Below are some images from the trip. For more, visit our website.

A Pride flag hangs from a silo near downtown Marfa, Texas, on July 14. Marfa, which has a population of roughly 2,000 people, is about 60 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

A sign at a Walmart in northeast El Paso, Texas, on July 17, notes the company is “investing in American jobs.” A gunman on Aug. 3, killed 22 people and wounded more than two dozen others when he opened fire at another Walmart near El Paso’s Cielo Vista Mall.

Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers

Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers

A mural in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on July 16, reads, “nobody is illegal.” Thousands of migrants who hope to enter the U.S. are currently in the Mexican border city.

PATRICIA MEDINA DE BARRIENTES is the mother of Johana Medina León, a transgender woman who died in an El Paso, Texas, hospital on June 1, three days after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released her from their custody. Medina de Barrientes spoke exclusively with the Blade on July 24, in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers

Washingon Blade photo by Ernesto Valle

ZULEIKA, a transgender woman from El Salvador’s San Vicente Department, is among the LGBTI migrants who live at a shelter in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, that Respetttrans Chihuahua, a local advocacy group, runs. The shelter is less than two miles from the Mexico-U.S. border.

Gay Guatemalan Congressman-elect ALDO DÁVILA on July 27, protests against the “safe third country” agreement that President Jimmy Morales’ government signed with the White House. The protest took place in front of the Presidential Palace in Guatemala City.

Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers

Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers

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