Friday, February 3rd, 2017

America: So Close, Yet So Far Away

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"These were the Coronado Islands, a quad of tarantula- and rattlesnake-infested rocks that serve as a navigational point of reference for smugglers looking to move cargo – drugs or humans – illegally to California beaches.  The largely uninhabitable islands, on the northwest coast of Baja California and about 19 miles south of the U.S. border, have been at the mercy of those trying to avoid detection from illicit activity since the Prohibition Era, when bootleggers used the islands as a meeting point during alcohol runs." - Cindy Carcamo, Orange County Register, Sept. 23, 2012.