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Boquillas Border Opening Could Be A Boon For Local Economy

Neida Sandoval Diaz and Adrian Valdez Orosco, elementary school students in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Neida Sandoval Diaz and Adrian Valdez Orosco, elementary school students in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Children play in the schoolyard in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Children play in the schoolyard in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Mexican Army Private Victor Miguel Marquez guards a military vehicle in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Mexican Army Private Victor Miguel Marquez guards a military vehicle in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Pablos Robles with his grandnephew Derian Diaz in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Pablos Robles with his grandnephew Derian Diaz in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Guillermo Gonzales and his sister Maria sell embroidered cloth bracelets. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Guillermo Gonzales and his sister Maria sell embroidered cloth bracelets. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Candelario Valdez tends bar in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Candelario Valdez tends bar in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Workers gather straw and foliage beside a casita under renovation. The United States looms in the background across the Rio Grande. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Workers gather straw and foliage beside a casita under renovation. The United States looms in the background across the Rio Grande. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Ivan Sanchez gathers straw that will be placed on the roof of the casita on left. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Ivan Sanchez gathers straw that will be placed on the roof of the casita on left. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Bernardo Robles owns the casita in Boquillas, Mexico. Behind him, the Rio Grande and the United States. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Bernardo Robles owns the casita in Boquillas, Mexico. Behind him, the Rio Grande and the United States. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Teacher Saulo Armedariz on the village’s main street. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Teacher Saulo Armedariz on the village’s main street. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Tomas Ureste Gonzales at the grave of his brother in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

Tomas Ureste Gonzales at the grave of his brother in Boquillas, Mexico. (Photo by Lorne Matalon)

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