Thursday, September 24, 2009

Red alert: Brazen new smuggling technique

A friend just sent me this e-mail:
The United States Border Patrol is asking citizens to keep on the look out for a red 1951 Chevy that they suspect is being used to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border of Mexico and into points along the U.S. border. If you see the vehicle pictured below and have reasons to believe that it is the suspect vehicle, you are urged to contact your local police department or federal government authorities.
Foot-powered Chevy

It looks like the photo came from a Cuban art exhibit and was superimposed on a picture taken at a crossing at the U.S.-Mexico border.

I posted a few photos from the exhibit in August 2008. They are reproduced again below. I shot them at the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña in November 2003.

I wonder what artist created the foot-powered Chevy and where the car chassis is now. It is an original. And it's amazing that a photo of it has morphed into a joke that's now circulating on conservative Web sites such as this one.

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